September 30, 2014

Africa – Surma Stick

Stick fighting among the Surma tribe of Africa is fierce and violent. But they do it in the name of love.

September 29, 2014

Asia Bat – Data

What’s more difficult that catching and tagging bats? Catching and tagging bats while drowsy!

September 26, 2014

Asia Bat – Name

Correctly identifying Indonesian bats can be tricky, even for those in the know.

September 25, 2014

Katydids and Crickets – Thermometer

Out in the woods and wondering what the temperature is? You might give listening a try.

September 24, 2014

Katydids and Crickets – Heard

Crickets and katydids sing for their mates, each species calling for love with a different tune.

September 23, 2014

Katydids and Crickets – Noise

There’s more to a cricket chirp than you might realize! We take a closer listen.

September 22, 2014

Katydids and Crickets – Chorus

An entomologist gives us a tour of the insects singing along a creek one hot summer night.

September 19, 2014

Katydids and Crickets – Discovery

Scientists learn something new about crickets and katydids when they stop looking and start listening.

September 18, 2014

Sustainable Chemistry – Splitting Water

In the process of developing alternative fuel souces, you may have to split a few molecules along the way.

September 17, 2014

Sustainable Chemistry – Spinning Water

Why is the manufacturing of electric thin films like an amusement park ride? Stay tuned.

September 16, 2014

Sustainable Chemistry – Electric Sandwich

The technology behind your computer screen is, in effect, a layered electronic “sandwich”.

September 15, 2014

Sustainable Chemistry – Thin Film

You may not have ever heard of thin film technology, but you’re probably carrying it right now!

September 12, 2014

Soil Litter – The Food Web

There’s a dense population under our feet that sustains life for us above the ground.

September 11, 2014

Underwater Discoveries – Scatter

Science Diarist Jules Jaffe is excited about discoveries made on an ocean voyage.

September 10, 2014

Underwater Discoveries – Launch

Science Diarist Jules Jaffe launches a one-of-a kind instrument into the depths of the sea.

September 9, 2014

Underwater Discoveries – Revelation

Shhhhh! Science Diarist Jules Jaffe wakes up in the middle of the night with a new idea.

September 8, 2014

Honeybees – Hive Body

A bee colony is like a microcosm of a human society.

September 5, 2014

Honeybees – Pesticides

Scientists are trying to better understand the risks of using pesticides on bee colonies.

September 4, 2014

Honeybees – Queens

When bees lose their queen, the hive makes a distinctive sound.

September 3, 2014

Honeybees – Importance

Honeybees play a crucial role in agriculture.

September 2, 2014

Honeybees – Mites

Predatory insect mites are infecting honeybee hives, but pesticides used to control the mites just might be making things worse!

September 1, 2014

Honeybees – Inside the Hive

With thousands of bees to feed, a hive needs a good store of honey to get through the winter.