January 30, 2009

Wildlife Veterinarian: Elephant Challenge

Locating an elephant in the rainforest and sedating it for a physical examination is no easy feat.

January 29, 2009

Intertidal Zone – Black Abalone

With the constant interplay of waves, wind and erosion, the coastline is a crucible of ever-changing forces.

January 28, 2009

Wildlife Veterinarian: Gorilla Health

Wildlife is susceptible to many of the same infectious diseases that afflict humans.

January 27, 2009

KSC Flavor – Vocabulary

Everyone has likes and dislikes, but as a flavorist it helps to be able to articulate them.

January 26, 2009

KSC Flavor – Compounding

Mmm. Is that isoenyl acetate I smell?

January 23, 2009

Intertidal Zone- Diversity

Studying the shoreline is like playing three dimensional chess with the forces of nature

January 22, 2009

Wildlife Veterinarian: Profile

William Karesh is a wildlife field veterinarian . His patients range from anacondas in Venezuela to elephants in Central Africa.

January 21, 2009

KSC Flavor – Recreating the Banana

How do you mimic the flavor of a fresh banana?

January 20, 2009

KSC Flavor – Eye Candy

Hmm, tastes like strawberry. But wait, it’s blue!

January 19, 2009

KSC Flavor – Secrets

Want to know what’s in Dr. Pepper? Don’t ask the company’s flavor director.

January 16, 2009

Ice – An Amazing Substance

We explore some of the secrets behind ice’s unusual properties.

January 15, 2009

Seasonal Backyard Science – Every Tree Tells A Story

Examining a fallen tree can reveal a lot about the animals that have used it.

January 14, 2009

Ice – Organic Antifreeze

How do small creatures make it through the brutal winter months?

January 13, 2009

Science Diary: Monkeys – Capuchins Up Close and Personal

Who needs an alarm clock with banana-seeking monkeys in the neighborhood?

January 12, 2009

Science Diary: Monkeys – Leaf Eaters

Costa Rican monkeys are adapting to human disturbances.

January 9, 2009

Ice – Flakes and Frost

How is it that every snowflake is unique? It’s all in the fall!

January 8, 2009

Seasonal Backyard Science – Insects

Even in winter, you can find springtails!

January 7, 2009

Science Diary: Monkeys – Habituate

Feed a wild monkey, and you may alter its reproductive cycle.

January 6, 2009

Science Diary: Monkeys – Capuchins

Inquisitive Capuchin monkeys brazenly forage for hidden sources of food.

January 5, 2009

Science Diary: Monkeys – Experiment

For Howler monkeys, eating their veggies is more than just a health issue.

January 2, 2009

Hawaiian-Japanese New Year – Food

For one listener who grew up in Hawaii, New Year’s day always meant a feast of traditional Japanese foods.

January 1, 2009

Hawaiian New Year’s – Share

As the last day of the year approaches, one Pulse of the Planet listener remembers New Year’s as a time of Japanese traditions, Portuguese soup and Chinese firecrackers.