March 31, 2010

Kincentric Ecology – Breath

All of nature shares the same breath, so believe the Raramuri peoples of Mexico.

March 30, 2010

Narwhal – Evolution

The narwhal, with its inside-out, eight-foot long tooth, doesn’t just look odd; it is a genuine evolutionary anomaly.

March 29, 2010

Science Diary: Eagles – Long Lives

Thanks to long life spans, Bald Eagles waited out decades of heavy pesticide use.

March 26, 2010

Hummingbirds – Brain Structure

The brain structure of hummingbirds has given researchers something to think about.

March 25, 2010

Soil Litter – Unidentified Species

Biology’s latest frontier is as close as your own backyard.

March 24, 2010

Kincentric Ecology – Language

The language of the Raramuri people is interwoven with the elements of nature.

March 23, 2010

Narwhals – Tusking

Tooth cleaning or a nuzzle? Well, maybe both! It’s the tusking behavior of the narwhal.

March 22, 2010

Science Diary: Eagles – Recovery

Bald Eagles are highly adaptable birds, made rare only by human activities.

March 19, 2010

Hummingbirds – Brain Size Doesn’t Matter

Understanding the cerebral activity of hummingbirds may lead researchers to resolve human language disorders.

March 18, 2010

Soil Litter – The Food Web

There’s a dense population under our feet that sustains life for us above the ground.

March 17, 2010

Kincentric Ecology – Family

All of nature is kindred to the people of the Raramuri culture in Mexico.

March 16, 2010

Narwhal – Dance of a Thousand Whales

Ever been on a crowded elevator? Uncomfortable, yes, but imagine doing it with an 8 foot tusk. Welcome to the world of the narwhal.

March 15, 2010

Science Diary: Eagles on Onondaga

Want to see a Bald Eagle? You can venture into Alaska’s coastal regions, or you might just hang out in the parking lot of Syracuse, New York’s lakeside shopping mall.

March 12, 2010

Hummingbirds – Imitative Songs

Hummingbirds are tiny virtuosos of the animal kingdom.

March 11, 2010

Soil Litter – Soil As Living Skin

Soil is bio-dynamic: it has the capacity to filter pollutants and transform elements into organic matter.

March 10, 2010

Cantometrics – Culture and Music

Celebrating 35 years of recordings: Developed by sound recordist Alan Lomax in the 1950s, cantometrics is a measure of music in relation to the culture from which it stems.

March 9, 2010

Narwhal Tusks – Inside Out

Teeth are ideally strong, hard, and pearly white, right? Not for the narwhal and its inside out tusk.

March 8, 2010

Cantometrics – Music as the Measure of Humanity

Celebrating 35 years of roecordings: Legendary sound recordist Alan Lomax recounts his very first recording, in a Texas penitentiary.

March 5, 2010

San Francisco – North Beach

Celebrating 35 years of recordings: Old stories and an old sport can be found in San Francisco’s North Beach.

March 4, 2010

Soil Litter – Temperate Zones

Climatic variances and geological history determine the biological make-up of soil.

March 3, 2010

San Francisco – Whale Watching

Celebrating 35 years of recordings, here’s another favorite program from our archives: The mystical sound of an exhaling whale can be heard up to a quarter mile away.

March 2, 2010

Narwhal Tusks – Sensitivity

How does a whale say ‘ouch’? Scientists studying the narwhal’s unusual tusk-like tooth try to tackle that problem.

March 1, 2010

San Francisco – Cable Cars

Celebrating 35 years of recordings, here’s a favorite program from our archives: Hop aboard a San Francisco cable car, and share a ride with generations past.