June 30, 2010

Origins of the Universe – South Pole Station

The South Pole provides the best geophysical conditions for scientists to collect accurate data from the universe.

June 29, 2010

Manatees in Belize – Conservation

Researchers study the ecology of Manatees looking for clues that might help save their dwindling populations.

June 28, 2010

Origins of the Universe – Cosmic Background Radiation

Astronomers are observing cosmic radiation to test theories about the creation of the universe.

June 25, 2010

Manatees in Belize – Hunted

Manatees have been harvested for food throughout four centuries of human history.

June 24, 2010

High Altitude Suit Technology – Suit

A properly fitting pressure suit is a vital part of a high-altitude pilot’s flight gear.

June 23, 2010

Tree of Life – Medical

Newly recognized phylogenetic relationships have given researchers a frontier for medical exploration.

June 22, 2010

High Altitude Suit Technology – Protection

At extremely high altitudes, pilots wear pressure suits to survive.

June 21, 2010

Manatees in Belize – Evolutionary Orphans

Off the coast of Belize, researchers are studying one of the last intact populations of West Indian manatees.

June 18, 2010

Engine Noise – Improving on Nature

Researchers hoping to quiet jet engines look to the skies for inspiration.

June 17, 2010

Tree of Life – Renaming

The long held categorization of living things is changing as scientists discover linear relationships between species beyond common characteristics.

June 16, 2010

Engine Noise – Fly Like a Bird

By looking to the skies (and the birds flying in them) engineers hope to develop quieter jet engines.

June 15, 2010

Tree of Life – DNA

The vast interconnectedness of all living things is being constructed from the individual genes of butterflies to humans.

June 14, 2010

Engine Noise – Air

The roar of the the jet engine overhead has an unexpected source. Hint, it’s not the engine!

June 11, 2010

Science Diary: Grayling – Varying Conditions

Low or high water, Arctic Grayling thrive in Alaska’s Kuparik River.

June 10, 2010

Tree of Life – Big Picture

DNA sequencing brings scientists closer to the understanding of how all living things are related through time.

June 9, 2010

Science Diary: Grayling – Tagging

The populations of Arctic Graylings can vary greatly from year to year, and researchers are monitoring them to find out why.

June 8, 2010

Tree of Life – Intro

Scientists are constructing a familial graph depicting common ancestry for all species.

June 7, 2010

Science Diary: Grayling – Weir

Scientists use a river fence to help monitor Arctic Graylings, the only fish found in Alaska’s Kuparik River.

June 4, 2010

Amphibian Decline – New Species

Scientists are discovering new species of amphibians worldwide while the global populations of these creatures dwindle.

June 3, 2010

Amphibian Decline – Habitat Loss

Proliferation of human habitat has significantly contributed to the decline of amphibian populations.

June 2, 2010

Earthquakes & Pipelines – The Test

Scientists have simulated movements of earthquakes and landslides in a laboratory environment.

June 1, 2010

Wrens of Ecuador – Choral Song

The call of the Plain-Tailed Wren may be the most complex non-human song in nature.