August 30, 2013

Dead Zone – Solutions

Off the coast of Louisiana there’s a region of ocean the size of the state of New Jersey that’s virtually devoid of life.

August 29, 2013

Dead Zone – Causes

Off the coast of Louisiana there’s about 6000 square miles of ocean that’re virtually devoid of life.

August 28, 2013

Science Diary: Redwoods – Clearcut

Observe an ancient redwood, and you can read the signs of adversity in its wood.

August 27, 2013

Science Diary: Redwoods – Too Tall

Is there a limit to how tall trees can grow?

August 26, 2013

Science Diary: Redwoods – Tallest Tree

Amidst a clearcut forest and host to a pesky woodpecker, the world’s tallest tree is a remarkable specimen.

August 23, 2013

The Moon – Face

Who is that man on the moon? If you’re a scientist, that face isn’t much of a mystery – it’s a record of the moon’s history.

August 22, 2013

Science Diary: Volcano – Pele

Like a giant wind instrument, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is producing a continuous low-frequency melody.

August 21, 2013

Science Diary: Volcano – Silence

With low-frequency volcano sound, it’s a deafening silence, quite literally.

August 20, 2013

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Frass Thrower

For some caterpillars, self-defense can be a real crapshoot!

August 19, 2013

The Moon – Earthquakes

The gravitational pull of the moon causes our tides to rise and fall, and scientists think that it may have an influence on earthquake activity as well.

August 16, 2013

Golf Ball Warmer

Will a warmer golf ball improve your game?

August 15, 2013

Science Diary: Volcano – Analyze

Want to listen to a volcano? You’ll first have to identify its dialect.

August 14, 2013

Science Diary: Volcano – Array

Our ears are not the best tools for eavesdropping on a volcano’s sonic secrets; that’s where microphone arrays come in handy.

August 13, 2013

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Cryptic

Caterpillars are a tasty temptation for quite a few predators and they have evolved a suite of feisty protective measures.

August 12, 2013

Science Diary: Volcano – Death

Considering all the ways a volcano can kill a person, it’s not a bad idea to keep one’s distance.

August 9, 2013

Science Diary: Volcano – Eruption

Geophysicist Milton Garces studies an active volcano’s low frequency sound patterns in an effort to predict large-scale eruptions.

August 8, 2013

Weather Making Cities – Wetter Cities

The cityscape is an environment that creates a micro-climate unto itself.

August 7, 2013

Weather Making Cities – What Can Be Done To Change It?

Rooftop surfaces and strategically planted trees can ease the heat of urban environments.

August 6, 2013

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Stingers

The sting of a caterpillar can keep predators, and human researchers, at bay.

August 5, 2013

Natchez Pow-Wow

At the annual Natchez Pow-Wow, Native Americans are dancing in the footsteps of their ancestors.

August 2, 2013

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Importance of Diversity

Virtually every organism in a rainforest ecosystem is part of an interdependent web of life.

August 1, 2013

Science Diary: Caterpillars – Interactions

Tinker with the micro-ecology of just one plant, and you risk altering an entire ecosystem.