May 30, 2008

Storks – Legend

The white stork is a revered creature in Hungary, a central figure in fable and folklore.

May 29, 2008

Storks – Voices

Baby storks have a cry remarkably like human babies, but adult storks clatter their bills instead of calling.

May 28, 2008

Storks – Homing

Pairs of white storks amaze Hungarians by returning year after year to nest in the exact same spot.

May 27, 2008

Science Diary: Mims – Sunsets

Next time a beautiful sunset presents itself to you, look the other way. There’s lots to learn on the opposite horizon.

May 26, 2008

Science Diary: Mims – Observatory

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory has long been a favorite research station for meteorological and atmospheric scientists worldwide.

May 23, 2008

Sibley – Warblers

The “Holy Grail” of bird watching is finding and identifying warblers, and the best month to go on this quest is May.

May 22, 2008

Sibley – Drawing Birds

An accomplished avian artist continually refines his craft.

May 21, 2008

Sibley – Like An Oasis

Like the inhabitants of New York City, migrating birds find Central Park an oasis amidst the metropolitan landscape.

May 20, 2008

Science Diary: Chemistry – The Search

What do you find when you cross an astrochemist, a telescope and 27 computers? Intragalactic molecules!

May 19, 2008

Science Diary: Chemistry – Collecting

Locating exotic chemicals in space can be an exciting, albeit painstaking, exercise.

May 16, 2008

Sibley – Language of the Birds

Correctly identifying bird sounds is similar to learning a second language.

May 15, 2008

Sibley – Birdwatching 101

As any expert would tell you, the first step to bird watching, is well, finding the birds. Here are some tips.

May 14, 2008

Science Diary: Chemistry – Machine

To find exotic space molecules, scientists must first create them in the lab. But how?

May 13, 2008

Science Diary: Chemistry – Waves

Ocean waves and chemical compounds that exist in outer space: what’s the connection?

May 12, 2008

Science Diary: Chemistry – Molecules

With the help of radio telescopes, scientists have identified more than 100 chemical compounds in interstellar space.

May 9, 2008

Prescribed Burn: Fire of ’47

Learn why people in southern Maine set fires to fight fire.

May 8, 2008

Prescribed Burn

Plant and animal diversity in southern New England is dependent on periodic fires.

May 7, 2008

Science Diary: Bats – Weighty Matters

New York’s hibernating bats may be starving to death before they’re due to emerge from their winter caves.

May 6, 2008

Science Diary: Bats – Pathology

Blood and bats are the ingredients of many a horror story. But mystery is the genre of this unfortunate tale.

May 5, 2008

Science Diary: Bats – Unknown Disease

For several years, Indiana bat populations have grown. Now, these winged mammals are dying in droves, and the reasons are unclear.

May 2, 2008

Horseshoe Crabs – Part of The Food Web

Horseshoe crabs are being harvested for bait, threatening their survival as well as the migrating birds which depend upon them for food.

May 1, 2008

Horseshoe Crabs: Free Lunch To Birds

The breeding grounds for horseshoe crabs is a vital stopover for thousands of migrating birds.