November 30, 2010

Poison Frogs – Bioprospectors

Natural toxins are the source of many pharmaceuticals. Researcher think that poisonous frogs may be a shortcut to finding these compounds.

November 29, 2010

Poison Frogs – Toxic Lunch

Where does the poison in toxic frogs come from?

November 26, 2010

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – The Big Picture

How do the actions of individual brain cells add up to human thought and memory? That’s a question still waiting for an answer.

November 25, 2010

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – Hoping for Life

Once a brain sample is collected, it’s a race against time to keep the tissue alive long enough to record data.

November 24, 2010

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – Collecting a Sample

To study disorders like epilepsy, you need samples of diseased brain tissue.

November 23, 2010

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – Understanding Epilepsy

When a group of neurons are overactive, it causes a seizure. By learning more about how neurons work, John Beggs hopes to find a cure for disorders such as epilepsy.

November 22, 2010

Science Diary: Frontiers of the Brain – Chattering Neurons

Hearing a friend’s voice from across a crowded room is nothing impressive, but how about recognizing the signal of a single neuron?

November 19, 2010

Science Diary: Koalas- Sounds

You’ll never think of koalas as placid, leaf-chewing marsupials again after hearing the racket they make during breeding season!

November 18, 2010

Science Diary: Koalas- Success!

At last! A research team finally spots a well-hidden koala.

November 17, 2010

Science Diary: Koalas- Tracking

Join in the hunt as researchers track down koalas!

November 16, 2010

Science Diary: Koalas- Goats

The koalas of Australia’s St. Bee’s Island have an unlikely adversary – goats.

November 15, 2010

Science Diary: Koalas- Finding

Even on an island full of koalas, finding one is much more difficult than it might seem!

November 12, 2010

Persimmon Harvest

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

November 11, 2010


A strong tasting fish has maintained its stature in the heritage of Scandinavian culture.

November 10, 2010

Sounds – Rattle Tyne

Creating new music on an instrument that’s never been heard before…

November 9, 2010

Diwali: Goddess of Good Fortune

The Hindu goddess of good fortune is worshipped during a ceremony of light and chanting, for blessings of spiritual wealth and enlightenment.

November 8, 2010

Diwali: Bathing the Gods

Divine statues are bathed with milk, honey, and other symbolic offerings during the Hindu celebration of Diwali.

November 5, 2010


Diwali is a luminous celebration of enlightenment.

November 4, 2010

Sounds – Frequency and Math

They’re playing my favorite equation!

November 3, 2010

Sounds – Anything Goes

The tools you need to create you own musical instruments may be hiding in plain sight in your kitchen or garage.

November 2, 2010

Material Science – Silly Putty

Silly Putty – is a liquid or a solid?

November 1, 2010

Material Science – Sports

Want to design some cool new sports stuff? Better know your polymers.