July 31, 2013

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Microcosm

A diverse ecoysystem can be found within the leaves of one rainforest plant.

July 30, 2013

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Secrets of Finding

Signs of caterpillars are easy to spot, but how do you locate the caterpillars themselves?

July 29, 2013

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Parasitoids

In Costa Rica’s banana plantations, parasitoids can keep hungry caterpillars in check.

July 26, 2013

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Alien

Nature can be harsh, and in the case of caterpillar-eating parasitoids, it’s downright gruesome.

July 25, 2013

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Many Types

In Costa Rica’s rainforest, the diversity of caterpillars rivals the diversity of the plants they consume.

July 24, 2013

Sagebrush – Upside of Weeds

Some ranchers may be feeling a bit sheepish as they profit from invasive weeds.

July 23, 2013

Sagebrush – Solutions

Scientists may have found a way to control an invasion of non-native plants in the mid-west.

July 22, 2013


The ecosystem of the western United States is being threatened by invasive plants.

July 19, 2013

Floyd – Dancing

On the Friday night jamboree at the Floyd Country Store, you’re invited to learn how to flatfoot and clog.

July 18, 2013

Medicinal Weeds – Origins

People have used medicinal plants for centuries, but how was this knowledge first learned?

July 17, 2013

Medicinal Weeds – Examples

They’re poisonous if used improperly, but in the hands of an expert, they can save lives.

July 16, 2013

Ants and Caterpillars – Sound

Sound – and sweet excretions – are ingredients for harmonious behavior between ants and caterpillars.

July 15, 2013

Weather Making Cities – Description

Meteorological conditions in urban areas are greatly influenced by the cityscape.

July 12, 2013

Floyd – Old Time Music

Then the banjo met the violin in southern Appalachia, it gave rise to what’s now called “Old Time Music” – which in turn, morphed into Bluegrass.

July 11, 2013

Slurry Technology: Air Conditioning

A type of slurry, similar to the rainbow colored variety we enjoy in slush drinks, is a futuristic element for large scale structural cooling.

July 10, 2013

Science Diary: Exploring Tibet – Monsoon Politics

Climate change thousands of years ago may have changed a culture.

July 9, 2013

Hurricanes – Preparation

Take heed — do not drive during a hurricane!

July 8, 2013

Hurricanes – Packing a Punch

The most devastating force of a hurricane is concentrated in the rim of its eye.

July 5, 2013

Floyd – Country Store

Fans of Old Time Music flock to Floyd, Virginia every Friday night for a mixture of dancing, jamming and down-home sounds.

July 4, 2013

Sounds of July Fourth

We celebrate the Fourth with the sounds of fireworks, marching bands, and some memorable words from a few famous Americans.

July 3, 2013

Carbon Dioxide Extinction

Will increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide lead to ocean acidification and loss of species?

July 2, 2013

Natchez – Stickball

Imagine a combination of lacrosse, rugby, football and wrestling with a field as long as a mile!

July 1, 2013

Natchez – Sacred Fire

We’ve all heard the expression “keep the home fires burning”. For the Natchez Indians, it was a a sacred duty.