June 30, 2009

Snow Biology – Food Web

Banks of melting snow are a host to a variety of interdependent creatures.

June 29, 2009

Snow Biology – Acid Snow

In the Adirondacks, summer snow banks are often acidic – the legacy of burning fossil fuels – and it can have a devastating effect on the environment.

June 26, 2009

Scandinavian Summer Solstice – History

For Swedish Americans the Summer solstice brings light to their hearts.

June 25, 2009

Scandinavian Summer Solstice – Dance

Maryland is the site of an annual celebration where folks of all ages delight in dancing around a maypole until the sun sets.

June 24, 2009

Crete – Singing Up the Sun

The celebration of the Cretan cherry harvest continues until dawn, for men singing ancient local songs, callded rezydika.

June 23, 2009

The Music Instinct – Oldest Instrument

Archaeologists have found a 35,000-year-old flute in a cave in Germany.

June 22, 2009

The Music Instinct – Womb Sounds

Turn it up, mommy! Just plug your ears, listen to the radio, and you can hear how music sounds inside a mother’s womb.

June 19, 2009

The Music Instinct – Early Man

Neanderthals may not have used words to communicate, but it’s possible that they could sing.

June 18, 2009

The Music Instinct – Music Origins

If it has no functional benefit, why did humans evolve to make music?

June 17, 2009

The Music Instinct – Music Therapy

Does music have the ability to help stroke patients?

June 16, 2009

Crete – Cherry Festival

In a small Cretan village, the annual cherry harvest brings revelry punctuated with gunshots and music.

June 15, 2009

Snow Biology – Watermelon Snow

For hundreds of years, reddish snow has mystified hikers in the high country. Now it’s secret is revealed.

June 12, 2009

Snow Biology – Algae

Snow banks in June? Well yes, and they provide a microhabitat to a colorful resident.

June 11, 2009

Meteorites – Sudbury Impact

Think our weather is bad? At least what falls from the sky doesn’t feel like a nuclear explosion!

June 10, 2009

Bee Powerline Habitat – Native Bees

With honeybees endangered, it’s native bees to the rescue!

June 9, 2009

Kids’ Science Challenge: Winners – Claire

Does artificial turf pollute more than a grass field during a rainstorm? Only one way to find out!

June 8, 2009

Kids’ Science Challenge: Winners – Kamau

Extraterrestrials may not speak a common language, but might they relate to the sounds of earth?

June 5, 2009

Dark Park – Swiftlets (Underground River)

These cave-dwelling birds find their way in the dark, and manufacture nests that are considered culinary delights by many cultures.

June 4, 2009

Bee Powerline Habitat – Junk Land

The land beneath powerlines is a prime spot for native bees to thrive.

June 3, 2009

Kids’ Science Challenge: Winners – Lindsay

What do you get when you cross a skateboard with a vacuum cleaner? Fifth-grader Lindsay Carnes has a winning idea.

June 2, 2009

Kids’ Science Challenge: Winners – Candy Doctors

Open up and say, aah. Don’t worry, your doctor’s visit will be flavorful.

June 1, 2009

Science Diary: Red-cockaded – Snakes

Red-cockaded woodpeckers build a sticky sap fence to keep predators at bay.