December 30, 2011


According to Scottish legend, visitors to your door on the night of Hogamanay, will determine your luck for the New Year.

December 29, 2011

Jonkonnu: Reconstructing

A widely celebrated event during the 1800’s inspired historians and local residents of eastern North Carolina to reconstruct its spectacle.

December 28, 2011

Sustainable Packaging – Recycling Bank

Getting paid for paying it forward: Recycle banks are a new incentive to recycle.

December 27, 2011

Jonkonnu: Kome

Revelers of the Jonkonnu masquerade sing and dance through neighborhoods, visiting homes where their pageantry might be favored with a gift of money.

December 26, 2011

Jonkonnu: Origins

In North Carolina, the festival of Jonkonnu is celebrated with influences from West Africa, England, and the Caribbean.

December 23, 2011

Christmas: Trees & Mistletoe

Some of our most enduring Christmas traditions may date back to the days before that holiday even existed.

December 22, 2011

Christmas: History

Believe it or not, there was a time when the singing of Christmas Carols could land you in jail.

December 21, 2011

Jonkonnu: Safety Valve

In the early 1800’s, letting off steam at the annual Jonkonnu celebrations may have been a social safety valve.

December 20, 2011

Sustainable Pkg_Energy

As if you weren’t feeling tired from all the gift shopping, there’s a different kind of energy that is also used up in the holiday season.

December 19, 2011

Wildlife Veterinarian: Elephant Challenge

Locating an elephant in the rainforest and sedating it for a physical examination is no easy feat.

December 16, 2011

Wildlife Veterinarian: Gorilla Health

Wildlife is susceptible to many of the same infectious diseases that afflict humans.

December 15, 2011

Wildlife Veterinarian: Profile

William Karesh is a wildlife field veterinarian . His patients range from anacondas in Venezuela to elephants in Central Africa.

December 14, 2011

KSC Flavor – Vocabulary

Everyone has likes and dislikes, but as a flavorist it helps to be able to articulate them.

December 13, 2011

KSC Flavor – Compounding

Mmm. Is that isoenyl acetate I smell?

December 12, 2011

KSC Flavor – Mint

If you’re a flavor chemist, peppermint gum can suggest lots of different flavors.

December 9, 2011

KSC Flavor – Animal Derived

Beef and pork may not be listed in a candy’s ingredients, but they’re often used.

December 8, 2011

Yoiks – Carrying On The Tradition

The nomadic Sami herdsmen of Scandinavia have preserved their oral history in a unique form of story-song called a “yoik.”

December 7, 2011

Yoiks – Reindeer Jazz

An indigenous style of singing created by nomadic reindeer herdsman is kept alive in contemporary Scandinavia.

December 6, 2011

Science Diary: Tundra – Change

What does climate change mean north of the Arctic Circle? Scientists are examining the effects of ground thaw on plants and soils.

December 5, 2011

Storm Ecology Fish

What’s a little extra water to a fish? Learn how flooding effects species living in rivers.

December 2, 2011

KSC Flavor – Eye Candy

Hmm, tastes like strawberry. But wait, it’s blue!

December 1, 2011

KSC Flavor – Secrets

Want to know what’s in Dr. Pepper? Don’t ask the company’s flavor director.