June 29, 2007

Science Diary: How Toxins Move – Hours in the Library

Before scientists head into the field, they hit the stacks.

June 28, 2007

The Lobster’s Violin: How It’s Done

Find out what a spiny lobster and a Stradivarius have in common.

June 27, 2007

Madagascar- Masoala National Park, Diversity of

Masoala National Park in Madagascar is a small piece of paradise and an important home to many plant and animal species.

June 26, 2007

Crete: Wedding Music

Love is in the air and so is a wealth of Cretan music.

June 25, 2007

Thermal Protection System -Testing

How do aerospace researchers replicate the rigors of reentry? With a giant blowtorch!

June 22, 2007

Science Diary: How Toxins Move – Clark Fork River

Science Diarist Michael Hochella is on the trail of an elusive nanoparticle.

June 21, 2007

Scandinavian Summer Solstice – History

For Swedish Americans the Summer solstice brings light to their hearts.

June 20, 2007

Scandinavian Summer Solstice – Dance

Maryland is the site of an annual celebration where folks of all ages delight in dancing around a maypole until the sun sets.

June 19, 2007

Thermal Protection System -Why So Hot?

How is a bicycle pump like a space shuttle? Think compression!

June 18, 2007

Crete – Singing Up the Sun

The celebration of the Cretan cherry harvest continues until dawn, for men singing ancient local songs, callded rezydika.

June 15, 2007

Science Diary: Exploring Tibet-Palimpsest

Understanding an archeological site means sifting through thousands of years of debris.

June 14, 2007

Science Diary: Exploring Tibet-Enlightening Drive

An exhausting drive provides insight into the geographic challenges facing the early people of Tibet.

June 13, 2007

Intelligent Flight Control Systems – Testing

Trying out a new system at 30,000 feet is all in a days work for a test pilot.

June 12, 2007

Crete – Cherry Festival

In a small Cretan village, the annual cherry harvest brings revelry punctuated with gunshots and music.

June 11, 2007

Snow Biology – Watermelon Snow

For hundreds of years, reddish snow has mystified hikers in the high country. Now it’s secret is revealed.

June 8, 2007

Snow Biology – Algae

Snow banks in June? Well yes, and they provide a microhabitat to a colorful resident.

June 7, 2007

Appalachian Spring: Poke & Ramps

Springtime brings the culinary delight of wild ramps to this Appalachian community.

June 6, 2007

Appalachian Spring: Plant Pharmacy

In rural Appalachia, if you need to get to the drug store for something ailing you, the remedy might be found growing outside your door.

June 5, 2007

Science Diary: Koalas – Mystery

Why has the koala population of St. Bees Island remained stable, while other regions struggle to keep the koala population under control?

June 4, 2007

Science Diary: Koalas- Sounds

You’ll never think of koalas as placid, leaf-chewing marsupials again after hearing the racket they make during breeding season!

June 1, 2007

Corn: Cooking

The annual Corn Festival of San Cristobal de las Casas in Mexico, celebrates the diverse uses of this important crop.