June 29, 2012

Manatees in Belize – Conservation

Researchers study the ecology of Manatees looking for clues that might help save their dwindling populations.

June 28, 2012

Manatees in Belize – Hunted

Manatees have been harvested for food throughout four centuries of human history.

June 27, 2012

Manatees in Belize – Evolutionary Orphans

Off the coast of Belize, researchers are studying one of the last intact populations of West Indian manatees.

June 26, 2012

Sea Otter – Breaking The Human Bond

Marine biologists play surrogate mom to injured sea lions, taking care that their young charges don’t get too attached to them.

June 25, 2012

Sea Otter – Recovery

Once hunted for their fur, Sea Otters have been saved from extinction thanks to the efforts of conservation biologists.

June 22, 2012

Wrens of Ecuador – Choral Song

The call of the Plain-Tailed Wren may be the most complex non-human song in nature.

June 21, 2012

Wrens of Ecuador – Group Sing

One species of wren lives within an extended family. Could a lack of available real estate explain this unusual living arrangement?

June 20, 2012

Scandinavian Summer Solstice – History

For Swedish Americans the Summer solstice brings light to their hearts.

June 19, 2012

Wrens of Ecuador – Discovery

Rather than vocalize in your typical bird duet, a species of tropical wren sings in a chorus.

June 18, 2012

Wrens of Ecuador – Why

Unlike their quieter sisters to the north, female tropical wrens can sing with the best of them.

June 15, 2012

Lunar Solar Power – Silicon Moon

By using silicon on the moon to build solar panels, we could efficiently power the entire planet with solar energy captured on the moon.

June 14, 2012

Lunar Solar Power – Energy for the World

If we use the moon to capture power from the sun, there would be more than enough energy to discontinue the use of fossil fuels.

June 13, 2012

Lunar Solar Power – Intro

Solar power from the moon? Scientists are hoping to set up solar panels on the moon to collect energy which will be beamed to earth.

June 12, 2012

Origins of the Universe – Dark Matter

Almost 90% of the entire universe is matter which cannot be seen, and it is accompanied by unexplained dark energy.

June 11, 2012

Origins of the Universe – South Pole Station

The South Pole provides the best geophysical conditions for scientists to collect accurate data from the universe.

June 8, 2012

Origins of the Universe – Cosmic Background Radiation

Astronomers are observing cosmic radiation to test theories about the creation of the universe.

June 7, 2012

Crete – Singing Up the Sun

The celebration of the Cretan cherry harvest continues until dawn, for men singing ancient local songs, callded rezydika.

June 6, 2012

Crete – Cherry Festival

In a small Cretan village, the annual cherry harvest brings revelry punctuated with gunshots and music.

June 5, 2012

Listener Sounds

Frogs, toads, goat bells and flutes are just a few of the signature sounds we received from our listeners.

June 4, 2012

Signature Sounds

We recently asked listeners to send in unique signature sounds, particular to a certain place or time.

June 1, 2012

Science Diaries: Tree Rings Natural Archive

By reading a tree’s rings, scientists can tap in to a vast archive of natural history.