November 28, 2008

Tide Pools – Fragile Ecosystem

Mussels, anemones and other residents of the intertidal zone may seem hardy, but they’re sensitive to human disturbances.

November 27, 2008

Bush Meat: Forestry

The progression of logging and road-building within tropical forests has contributed to the harvesting of animals for human consumption.

November 26, 2008

Bush Meat: Intro

Due to the trade of wild animal meat, much of the fauna in the world’s forests are being wiped out.

November 25, 2008

KSC Skateboard – Violin

Like a fine wine, a skateboard can improve with age. The catch? Don’t ride it!

November 24, 2008

KSC Skateboard – Waffled

A skateboard manufacturer has found added strength in a corrugated wood design.

November 21, 2008

Methane: From Cows

Cow manure is now being used as a source for electricity.

November 20, 2008

Wolves and Moose – Antlers

They’re the largest antlered animal in the world and a lot faster that you’d expect them to be.

November 19, 2008

KSC Skateboard – Wood

Skateboards are built using layers of Maple wood from the Great Lakes region.

November 18, 2008

KSC Skateboard – Ollie

Skateboarding tricks begin with a basic trick called the Ollie.

November 17, 2008

KSC Skateboard – Skateboard 101

Want to make a skateboard? Want to ride one? Here are some basics.

November 14, 2008

Hydropower: Learning from Beavers

Beaver dams have inspired scientists to rethink their approach to hydropower.

November 13, 2008

Hydropower: Challenged

With both humans and fish being adversely effected by conventional dams, a scientist has taken a fresh look at hydropower design.

November 12, 2008

Synthetic Fragrances- Potential Danger

Could chemicals found in synthetic fragrances compromise an organism’s ability to defend itself from toxic substances?

November 11, 2008

KSC Flavor – Mint

If you’re a flavor chemist, peppermint gum can suggest lots of different flavors.

November 10, 2008

KSC Flavor – Animal Derived

Beef and pork may not be listed in a candy’s ingredients, but they’re often used.

November 7, 2008

Synthetic Fragrances -More Than Just a Pretty Smell?

Artificial fragrances are finding their way into marine ecosystems.

November 6, 2008


A strong tasting fish has maintained its stature in the heritage of Scandinavian culture.

November 5, 2008

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Sonorous

How does a caterpillar in distress solicit helpful ants? It screams like one.

November 4, 2008

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Process

Finding caterpillars is hard enough. But science calls for cataloguing and evaluating them, too.

November 3, 2008

Science Diary: Mims – Heat Island

If you can’t take the heat, get out of the city!