March 31, 2009

Science Diary: Koala – Retrospective

At the turn of the 20th century, Koalas were introduced to Australian islands, where populations have exploded. But not everywhere.

March 30, 2009

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – Retrospective

For a brain researcher working with live tissue, time is of the essence.

March 27, 2009

Snake River Birds of Prey: History

Raptor populations such as the hawk and prairie falcon, can directly indicate the health of our earthly environment.

March 26, 2009

Snake River Birds of Prey: Prairie Falcons

Prairie Falcons soar to exhilarating heights along eighty-two miles of river canyon in Idaho.

March 25, 2009

New Species: Tried Not True

To preserve the diversity of life on earth, there’s a great incentive to locate and accurately identify new species as quickly as possible.

March 24, 2009

Science Diary: Lions – Retrospective

A lion’s home range can stretch hundreds of miles, sometimes into hostile territory.

March 23, 2009

Science Diary: Nestwatch – Retrospective

Spring time is bird time for Joni James, one of the NestWatch program’s citizen scientists.

March 20, 2009


The first day of spring marks the start of an ancient holiday.

March 19, 2009

Noruz: Triumph of Tradition

Although the government of Iran tried to suppress it, the venerable holiday of Noruz continues to be one of that nation’s most popular celebrations.

March 18, 2009

Musical Brains: Experiment

Infants are remarkably skilled at recognizing musical variation, even subtle changes in pitch or tempo.

March 17, 2009

Science Diary: Frogs – Quarantine

Endangered tadpoles found! Call the Frog Rescue Service; they’ll pick them up, nurture them, and find them suitable homes.

March 16, 2009

Science Diary: Bats – White Nose Update

A mysterious syndrome is killing thousands of bats, and an unidentified fungus may be to blame.

March 13, 2009

Phagwah: Parade

In Queens, a festival takes place at the time of the full moon every March. Participants celebrate with “call and response” style singing, and the playing of indigenous drums and cymbals.

March 12, 2009

Phagwah: Powder

In an Indo-Caribbean community an ancient festival of spring is celebrated with colored baby powder.

March 11, 2009

Musical Brains: Hard Wired for Music

According to a professor of psychology, at birth, the human mind has an innate ability to recognize musical patterns.

March 10, 2009

Science Diary: Frogs – Drought

Frogs and water go hand in hand. But in some arid regions, frogs can survive for years without rain.

March 9, 2009

Science Diary: Volcano – Retrospective

Climbing an active volcano is fraught with danger, and Milton Garces loves it!

March 6, 2009

Musical Brains: Lullabies

The unique qualities of lullabies transcend age and culture.

March 5, 2009

Musical Brains: Baby Talk

According to a child psychologist at the University of Toronto, baby talk is truly a universal language.

March 4, 2009

Big Trees: Value

For many of America’s oldest trees, imperfection enabled survival.

March 3, 2009

Science Diary: Frogs – New Discoveries

Undiscovered species may be living in a neighborhood near you. But when and where to look for them?

March 2, 2009

Science Diary: Climate Change – Extinction?

Australia’s white lemuroid possum may be the world’s first mammal to go extinct via global warming.