May 31, 2011

People of the Corn

For the indigenous people of Chiapas, Mexico, the corn crop embodies their hearts and souls.

May 30, 2011

Corn: Cooking

The annual Corn Festival of San Cristobal de las Casas in Mexico, celebrates the diverse uses of this important crop.

May 27, 2011

Corn: Monoculture

Fewer varieties of corn threatens the heritage of a Mesoamerican culture.

May 26, 2011

Science Diary: Healthy Ocean – Update

Some fish species are in hot water, ecologically speaking, but as consumers we can help turn the tide.

May 25, 2011

Science Diary: Healthy Ocean- Harmful Habitat?

What shelters some ocean creatures can be deadly to others.

May 24, 2011

Science Diary: Healthy Ocean- Squirting Squid

Researchers doing some late night dip-netting find a harvest of flashing squid.

May 23, 2011

Science Diary: Healthy Ocean- Stormy Skies

Best to have your foul weather gear handy when you head out into the open ocean.

May 20, 2011

Science Diary: Healthy Ocean- Blue Desert

Why is the ocean sometimes green, instead of blue?

May 19, 2011

Science Diary: Healthy Ocean- Recovery

Some good news from the world of ocean conservation.

May 18, 2011

Science Diary: Healthy Ocean- Frothing Waters

Dolphins have learned to flee from tuna fishing boats.

May 17, 2011

Science Diary: Healthy Ocean- What’s in a Can of Tuna?

What’s the biological impact of eating a tuna fish sandwich?

May 16, 2011

Medicinal Weeds- Origins

People have used medicinal plants for centuries, but how was this knowledge first learned?

May 13, 2011

Medicinal Weeds-Examples

They’re poisonous if used improperly, but in the hands of an expert, they can save lives.

May 12, 2011

Medicinal Weeds-Bioactive

Farmers and gardeners have been fighting weeds since time immemorial. Now it may time for the weeds to fight for us.

May 11, 2011

Medicinal Weeds-Getting to Know Them

Highland Maya children can often identify as many as 100 plants. How many local plants are you familiar with?

May 10, 2011

Medicinal Weeds-Overlooked Resource

Common pokeweed is being studied as a potential remedy for HIV.

May 9, 2011

Medicinal Weeds-Living Pharmacy

It’s the world largest pharmacy and it may be no further than your back yard.

May 6, 2011

Medicinal Weeds- In Praise of

You’d be surprised to learn how many medicinal plants are considered to be “weeds”.

May 5, 2011

Earthquakes: Beyond Prediction

Using satellite-based radar technology could help predict the danger from aftershocks following an earthquake.

May 4, 2011

Earthquake Prediction- INSAR

Find out about a new technology that could be used to track the movements of the Earth and greatly improve our understanding of the Earth’s dynamics.

May 3, 2011

Earthquake Prediction- Art or Science?

Hear about how people have tried to predict earthquakes.

May 2, 2011

Earthquakes – 101

Learn where earthquakes happen and hear a description of the Earth’s constantly moving crust.