March 30, 2012

Science Diary: Acoustical Ecology – Sounds

How healthy is an ecosystem? Shh! Just listen, and you’ll have some idea.

March 29, 2012

Narwhal – Evolution

The narwhal, with its inside-out, eight-foot long tooth, doesn’t just look odd; it is a genuine evolutionary anomaly.

March 28, 2012

Narwhals – Tusking

Tooth cleaning or a nuzzle? Well, maybe both! It’s the tusking behavior of the narwhal.

March 27, 2012

Narwhal – Dance of a Thousand Whales

Ever been on a crowded elevator? Uncomfortable, yes, but imagine doing it with an 8 foot tusk. Welcome to the world of the narwhal.

March 26, 2012

Narwhal Tusks – Inside Out

Teeth are ideally strong, hard, and pearly white, right? Not for the narwhal and its inside out tusk.

March 23, 2012

Signature Sounds – 5

Signature Sound: Even in the barren arctic, there are unmistakable sounds you won’t hear anywhere else.

March 22, 2012

Signature Sounds – 4

Signature Sound: When we hear the peepers for the first time each year, we smile because we know that winter is over and spring is finally here.

March 21, 2012

Signature Sounds – 3

Signature Sounds: The sound of steaming milk in a coffee shop, the baggage cart horn in an airport, a specific place wouldn’t be quite the same without it’s signature sound.

March 20, 2012

Signature Sounds – 2

Signature Sounds: Tell us what sounds make your house a home.

March 19, 2012

Signature Sounds

Signature Sounds: Can a home, city or country be defined by a certain sound?

March 16, 2012

Narwhal Tusks – Sensitivity

How does a whale say ‘ouch’? Scientists studying the narwhal’s unusual tusk-like tooth try to tackle that problem.

March 15, 2012

Narwhal Tusks- Tubes

Tender teeth hurt, so why would an animal swimming in frigid waters have an 8-foot long sensitive tooth?

March 14, 2012

Narwhal Tusks – Legends

With its long tusk-like tooth and mottled coloration, the Narwhal has intrigued sailors and royalty alike and may have been the inspiration for the Unicorn.

March 13, 2012

Narwhal Tusks – Big Tooth

A fifteen-foot whale with an 8 foot-long tusk may sound like another fish story, but it’s not!

March 12, 2012

Koukery Fertility Festival: History

Bulgarian villagers supposedly locked up the local priests for a day to carry on with the celebration of Koukery.

March 9, 2012

Science Diary: Acoustical Ecology – Spring Peeper

How do frogs react as a motorcycle cruises past their wetland habitat?

March 8, 2012

Hummingbirds – Brain Structure

The brain structure of hummingbirds has given researchers something to think about.

March 7, 2012

Hummingbirds – Brain Size Doesn’t Matter

Understanding the cerebral activity of hummingbirds may lead researchers to resolve human language disorders.

March 6, 2012

Hummingbirds – Imitative Songs

Hummingbirds are tiny virtuosos of the animal kingdom.

March 5, 2012

Red Squirrel: Sweet Treat

Red Squirrels may be nature’s original harvesters of Maple sugar.

March 2, 2012

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.

March 1, 2012

Science Diary: Frogs – New Discoveries

Undiscovered species may be living in a neighborhood near you. But when and where to look for them?