November 30, 2007

Silk: Caterpillars

A little caterpillar + a big appetite and a lot of help = the world’s finest fabric.

November 29, 2007

South African Penguins – Global Warming

Penguins’ food-dish is moving further from their nesting grounds.

November 28, 2007

Urban Tree Planting: Soil 101

Soil quality is the greatest challenge for cityscape tree planters.

November 27, 2007

DEPTHX- Drawing the Map

Drawing a map is easy. Drawing a map when you have no idea where you are? A bit more tricky.

November 26, 2007

UAV Mission – Remote Control

Think of it as a multi-million dollar video game! UAV pilots take the controls – remotely.

November 23, 2007

Earth’s Magnetic Field: Origins

Just where does the magnetic field come from?

November 22, 2007

Science Diary: Climate Change – Bower Birds

In the cloudforest of Australia, Bowerbirds build elaborate homes for their mates.

November 21, 2007

Science Diary: Climate Change – Reptile Survey

Leaping lizards! Climate change researchers count reptiles in northeastern Australia.

November 20, 2007

Science Diary: Climate Change – DNA

DNA from reptiles and amphibians can help researchers see how they these animals have adapted to past climate change.

November 19, 2007

Persimmon Harvest

An annual harvest of wild persimmons has been a lifelong tradition for Carrie Hamby.

November 16, 2007

Science Diary: Bat Diversity – Outreach

They control pests, pollinate flowers, and disperse seeds. But bats’ undeserved reputation can make it hard to convince people to help protect them.

November 15, 2007

UAV Mission – Clearing the Air

Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) can give new information to those fighting fires on the ground, while introducing some logistical challenges.

November 14, 2007

Finch: Beaks Big and Small

The complexity of a finch’s song is determined by the size of its beak.

November 13, 2007

Bread: Preserving

Contrary to popular belief, refrigeration is not the best way to preserve the freshness of bread.

November 12, 2007

Fire Fighting UAV- Better than Human

A fire-fighting instrument can peer into dense smoke and see what is invisible to the human eye.

November 9, 2007

Diwali: Goddess of Good Fortune

The Hindu goddess of good fortune is worshipped during a ceremony of light and chanting, for blessings of spiritual wealth and enlightenment.

November 8, 2007

Diwali: Bathing the Gods

Divine statues are bathed with milk, honey, and other symbolic offerings during the Hindu celebration of Diwali.

November 7, 2007


Diwali is a luminous celebration of enlightenment.

November 6, 2007

Science Diary: Bat Diversity – Forest Fragmentation

In Malaysia, logging puts many species of bats at risk.

November 5, 2007

Science Diary: Bat Diversity – Night Sounds

Researchers enjoy the night sounds of a Malaysian rainforest during a break from trapping bats.

November 2, 2007

Detector Dogs: Candidates

For canine candidates of scent detection, “there’s more than meets the nose.”

November 1, 2007

Madagascar’s RR: Plants Rescue

Madagascar scientists found plants that were a great low-cost solution for stabilizing hillsides.