October 31, 2008

Cone Shells-Medical Uses

Some of the deadliest venoms on the planet are being to create life-saving drugs.

October 30, 2008

Cone Shells-Fascination

When it comes to studying these deadly gastropods, their beauty and the sheer number and complexity of their venoms keep scientists enthralled.

October 29, 2008

Science Diary: Flavor – Layers of Flavor

For flavor chemists, designing long-lasting chewing gum flavors is a high tech process.

October 28, 2008

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Frass Thrower

For some caterpillars, self-defense can be a real crapshoot!

October 27, 2008

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Cryptic

Caterpillars are a tasty temptation for quite a few predators and they have evolved a suite of feisty protective measures.

October 24, 2008

Particle Physics: Antimatter

In the particle accelerator at Cornell University, they’re simulating the creation of the universe on a very small scale.

October 23, 2008

Particle Physics: Smallest

With the help of a particle accelerator, scientists are hoping to learn about the creation of the universe.

October 22, 2008

Particle Physics

What is the smallest unit of matter making up our world? Thanks to particle physics, the answer to that question keeps getting smaller and smaller.

October 21, 2008

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Stingers

The sting of a caterpillar can keep predators, and human researchers, at bay.

October 20, 2008

Science Diary: Flavor – All in the Taste

Most scientists refrain from eating anything in their labs, and for good reason. But when it comes to flavor science, tasting chemicals is madatory.

October 17, 2008

Fossils & Myths: Ancient Paleontology

There is a new theory that thousands of years ago, the Greeks were analyzing remains of ancient animals, and creating myths about them.

October 16, 2008

Fossils & Myths: Intro

There is now evidence that creatures in Greek mythology were not entirely mythical.

October 15, 2008

Science Diary: Water – Tracking

Without the benefit of a barcode scanner, ecologists use chemical tracers to track the movement of water.

October 14, 2008

Science Diary: Flavor – Ingredients

By understanding and synthesizing chemicals found in food, flavor scientists have a powerful taste-tool at their disposal.

October 13, 2008

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Importance of Diversity

Virtually every organism in a rainforest ecosystem is part of an interdependent web of life.

October 10, 2008

Wolves and Moose – Mutual Control

On Isle Royale in Lake Superior, wolves and moose lead an interdependent existence.

October 9, 2008

Dead Zone-From a Distance

Farming practices in the mid-west have an impact on the environmental conditions in the Gulf of Mexico.

October 8, 2008

Dead Zone-Solutions

Off the coast of Louisiana there’s a region of ocean the size of the state of New Jersey that’s virtually devoid of life.

October 7, 2008

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Interactions

Tinker with the micro-ecology of just one plant, and you risk altering an entire ecosystem.

October 6, 2008

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Microcosm

A diverse ecoysystem can be found within the leaves of one rainforest plant.

October 3, 2008

Wolves and Moose-Unexpected Connections

You might not expect the wolf population to effect the number of trees in an ecosystem – but it does.

October 2, 2008

Black Holes: X-Ray Emission

Black holes send off x-rays, and by translating the x-rays that we receive into pressure waves, we can recreate the sounds of a black hole.

October 1, 2008

Black Holes: Detection

Scientists trying to solve the mystery of black holes are facing one big question. How do you even find a black hole to begin with?