July 31, 2014

Big Bang – The Beginning

When the universe was born, there was more light than matter.

July 30, 2014

Cell Sounds – Death

For the first time on the radio–the sound of Death!

July 29, 2014

Cell Sounds – Diagnostic

Well, your heart sounds good, let’s hear what your cells have to say.

July 28, 2014

Cell Sounds – Listening

What is the sound of one cell singing?

July 25, 2014

Cell Sounds – Noise

“With a song in my cell?” Yes, even the building blocks of life have gotten into the act.

July 24, 2014

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.

July 23, 2014

Sea Otter – Recovery

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

July 22, 2014

Wrens of Ecuador – Choral Song

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

July 21, 2014

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?

July 18, 2014

Wrens of Ecuador – Discovery

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

July 17, 2014

Wrens of Ecuador – Why

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

July 16, 2014

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.

July 15, 2014

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.

July 14, 2014

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.

July 11, 2014

Passing Disease – Flies

Understanding the dynamics of a killer disease is a complex challenge, particularly in developing nations.

July 10, 2014

Passing Disease – Water

Virtually everything we do to transform a landscape impacts the quality of our water.

July 9, 2014

Passing Disease – Clues

Understanding the ecology of wildlife in Botswana, Africa is giving scientists clues as to how we may better control disease worldwide.

July 8, 2014

Passing Disease – Resistance

Scientists are finding microbes that are resistant to antibiotics in the wildlife of Africa.

July 7, 2014

Passing Disease – Humans and Animals

There’s strong evidence to indicate that diseases are passing between humans and animals in unexpected ways.

July 4, 2014

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, 2014

Listener Sounds

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

July 2, 2014

Signature Sounds

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

July 1, 2014

Science Diaries: Tree Rings Natural Archive

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