April 30, 2008

Horseshoe Crabs: Mass Spawners

They’re older than dinosaurs, and part of the secret to their success is the way they breed.

April 29, 2008

Science Diary: Volcano – Eruption

Geophysicist Milton Garces studies an active volcano’s low frequency sound patterns in an effort to predict large-scale eruptions.

April 28, 2008

Science Diary: NestWatch – TV

What does a bird enthusiast watch on TV? News? Sports? Soaps? Well, no… she watches her backyard birds.

April 25, 2008

Holy Week, Greek Orthodox Easter – Conquering Death

This week, Greeks around the world celebrate one of their most important holidays of the year – Orthodox Easter.

April 24, 2008

Holy Week, Greek Orthodox Easter – Bringing Light

Beautiful hymns mark the celebration of Easter at the first Greek Orthodox Church in the Americas.

April 23, 2008

Dingo: All in the Family

Dingoes are wild dogs with a surprisingly tight knit family structure.

April 22, 2008

Science Diary: Mims – Ozone

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa is a favorite destination for researchers like Forrest Mims, who use instruments to measure the earth’s ozone layer.

April 21, 2008

Science Diary: Mims – Tree Rings

Counting tree rings is a great way to determine that tree’s age. But what can variations in tree ring colors tell us about sunlight conditions?

April 18, 2008

Madagascar: Land Out of Time

Madagascar is an island suspended in “geological time” – home to primitive animals and plants found nowhere else on earth.

April 17, 2008


But does mom get visiting rights? Young emus (flightless Australian birds) remain in the exclusive care of their father for six months.

April 16, 2008

Science Diary: Bat Count – Protecting

Just outside Syracuse, NY is a small patch of wooded wetlands which serves as a tiny refuge for a tiny bat.

April 15, 2008

Science Diary: Bat Count – Tracking

Wildlife biologist Al Hicks tracks a community of Indiana bats by listening to signals produced by bat transmitters.

April 14, 2008

Science Diary: Bat Count – Transmitters

Wildlife biologists attach transmitters to the skin of Indiana bats, so that they can be tracked to their summer residences.

April 11, 2008

Coral Reef: Luminous Protein

The “glow” of a coral reef comes from a life-sustaining exchange between protein and algae.

April 10, 2008

Mushrooms: DNA

Thanks to DNA testing, scientists are learning that the majority of micororganisms in soil are fungi which bring vital elements to plant life.

April 9, 2008

Science Diary: Bat Count – Collection

A wildlife research team weighs Indiana bats and blows on their bellies to determine which ones to collect and tag.

April 8, 2008

Science Diary: Bat Count – Thermal

In an effort to determine the cause of White Nose Syndrome, researchers are using thermal imaging to measure the body heat of Indiana bats.

April 7, 2008

Science Diary: Bat Count – Hibernating

Populations of Indiana bats have been dropping nationally, but recently their numbers have grown in New York caves. Will they survive a new outbreak?

April 4, 2008

Owl Feathers: Hearing

Its asymmetric ears and surrounding facial feathers enable and owl to receive sound much like a satellite dish.

April 3, 2008

Owl Feathers: Mechanics of Silent Flight

A raptor biologist reveals the uncanny resources of an owl’s stealthy flight.

April 2, 2008

Sunspots: Intro

Just what is a sunspot, really?

April 1, 2008

Mangroves: Shrimp Farms

A shrimp farm only lasts for five years- what happens after that?