February 29, 2012

Science Diary: Frogs – Toxins

Frogs are sensitive creatures, and they’re sending us a warning. It may be wise to heed their message.

February 28, 2012

Science Diary: Frogs – Drought

Frogs and water go hand in hand. But in some arid regions, frogs can survive for years without rain.

February 27, 2012

Science Diary: Frogs – Quarantine

Endangered tadpoles found! Call the Frog Rescue Service; they’ll pick them up, nurture them, and find them suitable homes.

February 24, 2012

Musical Brains: Lullabies

The unique qualities of lullabies transcend age and culture.

February 23, 2012

Science Diary: Redwoods – Old Growth Advantage

There are a variety of attributes that make a redwood unique, and many of them come with age.

February 22, 2012

Science Diary: Kilauea – Pistons

Want to know the dimensions of a volcano’s interior? Use an audio tape measure.

February 21, 2012

Musical Brains: Baby Talk

According to a child psychologist at the University of Toronto, baby talk is truly a universal language.

February 20, 2012

Science Diary: Volcano – Climb

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

February 17, 2012

Science Diary: Monkeys – Spider Rehab

You can train a monkey to shake hands, but can you retrain it to survive in the jungle?

February 16, 2012

Science Diary: Monkeys – Social Dramas

It may not be Days of Our Lives, but observing the behavior of Capuchin monkeys is a lot like watching the daily soaps.

February 15, 2012

Science Diary: Monkeys – Capuchins Up Close and Personal

Who needs an alarm clock with banana-seeking monkeys in the neighborhood?

February 14, 2012

Science Diary: Monkeys – Leaf Eaters

Costa Rican monkeys are adapting to human disturbances.

February 13, 2012

KSC: Animal Smarts – Designing an Experiment

Animal Psychology 101: To understand how an animal thinks, first consider their everyday challenges.

February 10, 2012

KSC: Animal Smarts – Enrichment

No free lunch! Animals living in captivity are challenged to maintain the skills they would be using in the wild.

February 9, 2012

KSC: Animal Smarts – Why We Study Their Intelligence

Understanding how a dog thinks can ultimately help people that depend on canine assistance.

February 8, 2012

Thaipusam – Trance

The Hindu festival of Thaipusam is a day where devotees turn their attention away from the physical world.

February 7, 2012

Thaipusam – Story of Lord Murugan

The holiday of Thaipusam celebrates the victory of the Hindu god Murugan over a human devotee with a bad case of over- ambition.

February 6, 2012

KSC: Animal Smarts – Dogs Were Once Wolves

Dogs and humans have changed each other in many ways over the years… perhaps for the better.

February 3, 2012

Science Diary: Monkeys – Habituate

Feed a wild monkey, and you may alter its reproductive cycle.

February 2, 2012

Science Diary: Monkeys – Capuchins

Inquisitive Capuchin monkeys brazenly forage for hidden sources of food.

February 1, 2012

Science Diary: Monkeys – Experiment

For Howler monkeys, eating their veggies is more than just a health issue.