October 29, 2010

Science Diary: Bats – Weighty Matters

New York’s hibernating bats may be starving to death before they’re due to emerge from their winter caves.

October 28, 2010

Science Diary: Bats – Pathology

Blood and bats are the ingredients of many a horror story. But mystery is the genre of this unfortunate tale.

October 27, 2010

Science Diary: Bats – Unknown Disease

For several years, Indiana bat populations have grown. Now, these winged mammals are dying in droves, and the reasons are unclear.

October 26, 2010

Science Diary: Asia Bat – Data

What’s more difficult that catching and tagging bats? Catching and tagging bats while drowsy!

October 25, 2010

Science Diary: Asia Bat – Name

Correctly identifying Indonesian bats can be tricky, even for those in the know.

October 22, 2010

Africa: Surma Stick

Stick fighting among the Surma tribe of Africa is fierce and violent. But they do it in the name of love.

October 21, 2010

Dingo: Hybrid Dog

In Australia, pure bred dingoes are becoming extinct.

October 20, 2010

Science Diary: Volcano – Climb

Volcanoes may emit low frequency sounds prior to erupting. Scientists are using microphones to monitor these infrasounds.

October 19, 2010

Dingo: Wild Dog of Australia

For thousands of years, dingoes have been pets on two continents. Today, their proliferation is causing havoc in Australia.

October 18, 2010

Science Diary: Frogs – Barcode

A citizen scientist tracks Australia’s frog species with microchips and scanners.

October 15, 2010

Science Diary: Frogs – Toad Muster

In Australia, Cane Toads are an invasive species whose toxic skin kills would-be predators. One community is striking back with the help of a toad-sniffing canine.

October 14, 2010

Science Diary: Frogs – New Discoveries

If you’re on the lookout for new species of frogs, you may just need a raincoat.

October 13, 2010

Ocean Currents: Global Warming

An ocean current in the southern ocean is critical for life world-wide.

October 12, 2010

Peat Bogs: Hot Spot

What might happen if Siberia’s peatlands thaw and become a giant compost heap?

October 11, 2010

Sounds- Corrugahorn

It looks like an Octopus and creates its own brand of musical sound.

October 8, 2010

Sounds – Steel Vibration

How can you keep a piece of steel vibrating for a long time? Are the balloons ready?

October 7, 2010

Sounds – Categories

Experimental musician Bart Hopkin describes how he created an uncategorizable instrument.

October 6, 2010

Spritzer Whizzer

What does it take to design a completely new kind of musical instrument?

October 5, 2010

Material Science – Helmets

Why are some sports helmets designed to break on impact?

October 4, 2010

Material Science – Making Chains

Monomers, polymers – what is it that makes plastics so versatile?

October 1, 2010

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – Avalanche!

How do brain cells network? Think avalanches and the game of ‘telephone.’