February 28, 2013

Skating Canal – Winter Tradition

A skating canal in Ontario has become a national symbol of winter in Canada.

February 27, 2013

Science Diary: Glaciers – Ice Tunnel

Melting glaciers reveal hidden tunnels within.

February 26, 2013

Science Diary: Glaciers – Breaking Up

A loud splash catches the attention of researchers atop a glacier.

February 25, 2013

Science Diary: Glaciers – Movement

If you think that glaciers are just quiet, white masses of ice – well, you’re wrong!

February 22, 2013

Melting Polar Ice Cap – Future

The North Pole is melting, and scientists tell us it will effect everything from polar bears to international politics.

February 21, 2013

Melting Polar Ice Cap – Intro

The Arctic icecap appears to be melting, and some scientists say that within a century, the North Pole will be an open sea during the summer months.

February 20, 2013

Tully Ice Harvest – History

These days, if you want ice, you just go to the freezer and get it. But some folks remember when ice was delivered door to door in huge blocks.

February 19, 2013

Tully Ice Harvest – Cutting

At an annual festival in upstate New York, they cut blocks of ice out of a frozen lake and pack them in sawdust. In the summer, they’ll use the ice to make homemade ice cream.

February 18, 2013

Tully Ice Harvest – Prepare

Every year at this time, folks in Tully, New York, harvest ice out of a frozen lake the old-fashioned way, with horsepower and antique tools.

February 15, 2013

Cajun Mardi Gras – The Song

In Basile, LA, when a band of masked Mardi Gras revelers comes to your door, here’s the song they’ll likely be singing.

February 14, 2013

Cajun Mardi Gras – Tickling

There are many ways to celebrate Mardi Gras. In the rural Cajun communities of south Louisiana, it’s organized mayhem.

February 13, 2013

Cajun Mardi Gras – Elton Run

Most of us know about Mardi Gras from the famous festivities in New Orleans. But in rural Louisiana , Cajuns celebrate the holiday in a style all their own.

February 12, 2013

Cajun Mardi Gras – In Disguise

As Cajuns in Louisiana celebrate Mardi Gras this week, revelers disguise themselves and beg for food and money from their neighbors, to support a communal gumbo.

February 11, 2013

Cajun Mardi Gras – Feast Before Feast

Mardi Gras is a holiday with its roots in ancient European traditions. There are good reasons why it happens at this time of year.

February 8, 2013

Chinese New Year in Malaysia

In Malaysia, the Chinese New Year celebration is a time for dressing in new clothes, giving gifts to family members and acting on one’s very best behavior.

February 7, 2013

Cajun Mardi Gras – Biggest Day

When dozens of people in bright costumes, masks and pointy hats are riding around in flatbed trucks raising a ruckus, you can bet you’re in Cajun Louisiana for Mardi Gras.

February 6, 2013

Cultural Forest

In northeastern Thailand, scientists are learning lessons from indigenous people on how to manage the endangered forest ecosystem.

February 5, 2013

Swendsen – Magical Sounds

What unique instrument can only be heard in the middle of winter?

February 4, 2013

Oertel – Organ Pipes

Can chemistry keep some of the world’s oldest organs from turning to dust?

February 1, 2013

Crows – More Than a “Caw”

“Caw caw” says the crow. Well, yes, but a lot more too!