December 31, 2008

Year End Fire Watch

“Be careful with fire!” is the call heard throughout Tokyo neighborhoods on the last two evenings of the year.

December 30, 2008

Science Diary: Monkeys – Finding Howlers

When searching for Howler monkeys, use your ears, and exercise patience.

December 29, 2008

Science Diary: Monkeys – Howler Crop Raiders

Humans aren’t the only species to enjoy seasonal fruit. During Costa Rica’s short mango season, howler monkeys take full advantage.

December 26, 2008

Tide Pools – A Look Around

That tide pool may seem unihabited, but through the eyes of a marine biologist, a microcosm of oceanic life is revealed.

December 25, 2008

Christmas Bonfires – Tradition

Along the banks of the Mississippi River, a line of Bonfires lights the way for Papa Noel.

December 24, 2008

Seasonal Backyard Science – Winter Secrets

When you find grooves in the snow, or piles of pine cone chips- who has been there? Learn about the signs that animals leave behind.

December 23, 2008

Science Diary: Monkeys – Costa Rican Model

Wildlife reserves account for 25 percent of Costa Rica. But these regions are isolated and this has a major impact on their wildlife.

December 22, 2008

Science Diary: Monkeys – Adaptability

In Costa Rican rain forests, monkeys seem to be adapting well to human encroachment.

December 19, 2008

Bush Meat: Mandrills

The mandrill is just one of the species that is put at risk by the “bush meat” trade.

December 18, 2008

Bush Meat: Solutions

Cooperation from logging companies can help prevent professional hunters from harvesting forest wildlife.

December 17, 2008

Icing on Aircraft Wings: Seeing into the Storm

Researchers hope to help pilots avoid icing conditions by helping them ‘see’ into the clouds.

December 16, 2008

Science Diary: Inoue – Polarized Light

Before Shinya Inoue came along, scientists had no choice but to kill cells before they could study them.

December 15, 2008

KSC SETI – Earth Martians!

Looking for Martians? Ooh, there’s one in the mirror!

December 12, 2008


In Lindsborg, Kansas, folks still mark this time of year with traditions their ancestors brought from Sweden.

December 11, 2008

Icing on Aircraft Wings: Flying into Ice

To learn more about icing conditions, researchers fly straight to the source.

December 10, 2008

Icing on Aircraft Wings: What is it?

By learning how ice forms, researchers hope to better prevent dangerous aircraft icing.

December 9, 2008

KSC SETI – Andes

Searching for life on Mars is expensive and complex, but an expedition to the Andes can be a fruitful alternative.

December 8, 2008

KSC SETI – Messages

If we’re to craft a message to extraterrestrials, what can we do to engage them?

December 5, 2008

Ice: Sounds of Ice

Listen to some of the unexpected sounds of winter.

December 4, 2008

Ice: Freezing Lakes

The unusual way that water freezes allows fish and other aquatic life to survive the winter months.

December 3, 2008

Ice: Comets

To find the source of life on earth, some say we should look to the skies.

December 2, 2008

KSC SETI – Broadcasting

Talking with E.T. is truly a long-distance call.

December 1, 2008

KSC SETI – Math Speak

Aliens might not speak English or Chinese, but they may very well be fluent in math.