November 30, 2009

E.O. Wilson – Electric Fish

A surprising explanation on how a unique kind of fish communicates and captures their prey.

November 27, 2009

Quietude – Solutions

If there is a right to quiet in our common spaces, how can we best preserve it?

November 26, 2009

Kids’ Science Challenge: Mars – Robot Arm

A giant arm on the new Mars rover will drill rocks, scoop sand, and collect tiny samples from the Red Planet.

November 25, 2009

E.O. Wilson – Future of Science

Advanced scientific discoveries in the 21st century are addressing philosophical questions of centuries past.

November 24, 2009

Termite – Beauty

Welcome to the exotic and beautiful world within a termite’s gut.

November 23, 2009

Meteorites – Catastrophists

In the 19th century, geologists were split – did catastrophic events or slow, constant processes shape the surface of the Earth? Now, it looks like both groups might have been right.

November 20, 2009

E.O. Wilson – Ant Communication

A variety of chemical exchanges enable ants to navigate their world and coordinate their activities.

November 19, 2009

Yoiks – Memories

For the Sami people of Scandinavia, yoiking is a sonorous characterization of loved ones.

November 18, 2009

Kids’ Science Challenge: Mars – Golf

If you want to drive golf balls like Tiger Woods, no need for practice. Just head on up to Mars!

November 17, 2009

E.O. Wilson – Chemical Signals

Chemical secretions bring a new meaning to the science of insect communication.

November 16, 2009

Termite – Chow Down

It isn’t just wood termites are munching on.

November 13, 2009

Persimmon Harvest

An annual harvest of wild persimmons has been a lifelong tradition for Carrie Hamby.

November 12, 2009

E.O.Wilson – Consider the Lily Pond

A riddle poses a serious question about the future of life on earth.

November 11, 2009

Yoiks – Carrying On The Tradition

The nomadic Sami herdsmen of Scandinavia have preserved their oral history in a unique form of story-song called a “yoik.”

November 10, 2009

Kids’ Science Challenge: Mars – Playground

In lieu of traveling to the Red Planet, scientists can experiment in a California-based Mars playground!

November 9, 2009

E.O. Wilson – The Mark of Science

Science is rooted in discovery, deepening our knowledge of the physical world, and enriching the human experience.

November 6, 2009

Quietude – The Commons

Our atmosphere is replete with vibrations from unnatural sources.

November 5, 2009

Meteorites – Deep Impact

The nightmare continues with a shockwave that’s got the force of a nuclear explosion.

November 4, 2009

Meteorites – World

A sea of plasma and a blast hotter than the sun: sound like a nightmare? It happened here on earth, a billion years ago.

November 3, 2009

Yoiks – Reindeer Jazz

An indigenous style of singing created by nomadic reindeer herdsman is kept alive in contemporary Scandinavia.

November 2, 2009

Kids’ Science Challenge: Mars – Giant Chutes

Not your ordinary parachute: what it takes to slow a speeding Mars rover to avoid a crash landing.