February 28, 2014

Science Diary: Monkeys – Finding Howlers

When searching for Howler monkeys, use your ears, and exercise patience.

February 27, 2014

Science Diary: Monkeys – Howler Crop Raiders

Humans aren’t the only species to enjoy seasonal fruit. During Costa Rica’s short mango season, howler monkeys take full advantage.

February 26, 2014

Science Diary: Monkeys – Costa Rican Model

Wildlife reserves account for 25 percent of Costa Rica. But these regions are isolated and this has a major impact on their wildlife.

February 25, 2014

Science Diary: Sharks – Big Mako

While catching and tagging sharks, a sports fisherman turned ecologist sees them in a new light.

February 24, 2014

Science Diary: Sharks – Squids Attack!

What weighs 100 pounds, has a beak, and fights sharks? A feisty California Calamari!

February 21, 2014

Earthquake Prediction

Although we can’t pinpoint precisely when and where earthquakes will occur, we can still be prepared for when they do occur.

February 20, 2014

Earthquake Respone

When a large earthquake occurs, city planners and disaster teams need information fast about where and how best – to respond.

February 19, 2014

Science Diary: Tundra – Stored

Stored in Alaska’s icy tundra is carbon, hundreds and thousands of years old. Global warming may unlock this carbon, which could result in a runaway greenhouse effect.

February 18, 2014

Science Diary: Tundra – Pulling Roots

Even on a balmy day in Alaska, ice can be found just below the surface of the soil. But as global warming melts this ice, the ecosystem may be in jeopardy.

February 17, 2014

Science Diary: Tundra – Pumping Carbon

How would you measure the release of carbon from the vast landscape of Alaska’s tundra? Think small.

February 14, 2014

Prevention Through Design – Implementing

Even when promising new ideas are developed by engineers, getting them implemented can be challenge.

February 13, 2014

Prevention Through Design – Safety

A new field called Prevention Through Design is encouraging engineers to include safety in every new product or procedure.

February 12, 2014

Prevention Through Design – New Ideas

A chance for listeners to try their hand at resigning a tool or household appliance.

February 11, 2014

Prevention Through Design

When a new product is produced or a new procedure introduced into the work place, how do we know it’s safe?

February 10, 2014

Science Diary: Tundra – Clipping

Science Diarist Ted Schuur is in Alaska’s northern latitudes, using ordinary garden clippers and canning jars to conduct cutting edge climate research.

February 7, 2014

Science Diary: Tundra – Finding a Sample

Climate change is having a significant impact on Alaska’s tundra. And as frozen soils melt, the release of carbon may have a significant impact on our climate.

February 6, 2014

Science of Football – Better Helmets

Which is safer – a helmet made out of many thin layers or a solid piece?

February 5, 2014

Science of Football – Weapons of Choice

In professional football, the advent of helmets and face masks leg to unexpected problems.

February 4, 2014

Science of Football – Concussions

There’s strong evidence that concussions can lead to a much more serious condition.

February 3, 2014

Science of Football – Controlling Chaos

When a football hits the ground, it’s time for a little chaos.