October 31, 2014

Sounds of All Saints’ Day

A gospel song and a graveyard party: the unique sounds of New Orleans on the Day of the Dead.

October 30, 2014

Mushrooms – DNA

Thanks to DNA testing, scientists are learning that the majority of micororganisms in soil are fungi which bring vital elements to plant life.

October 29, 2014

Mushrooms – Tree Host

When foraging for wild mushrooms, it helps to know your tree types.

October 28, 2014

SciDi: Frontiers of the Brain – Glitch

Analyzing the workings of the human brain is difficult enough when everything works as it should. Unfortunately, sometimes it doesn’t.

October 27, 2014

SciDi: Frontiers of the Brain – Listening In

Science Diarist John Beggs gives us a peek (and a listen) into our brains.

October 24, 2014

SciDi: Frontiers of the Brain – Replicating Data

A new model shows promise in helping Science Diarist John Beggs understand data collected from neurons.

October 23, 2014

SciDi: Frontiers of the Brain – The Wave

How does a crowd of sports enthusiasts function like a brain? Stay tuned.

October 21, 2014

Storm Ecology – Trickle Down

Heavy storms cause a lot more than water to come trickling down into our rivers.

October 20, 2014

Storm Ecology – Light

Stuart Findlay tells us about the un-seeen effects of storms on the ecosystem.

October 17, 2014

Storm Ecology – Fish and Flood

Environmental Analyst Bob Adams tells us what a flood could possibly mean to a fish.

October 16, 2014

Lumenhaus – House of the Future

This house of the future uses less energy than it produces in the course of a year. To learn more, visit lumenhaus.com.

October 15, 2014

Lumenhaus – Smart Space

Lumenhaus is a solar house designed with a zero carbon footprint, and its interior demonstrates how less can definitely be more.

October 14, 2014

Plastics in Your Body

Researchers are developing plastics that can better deliver drugs to precisely where they’re needed in our bodies.

October 13, 2014

Not Your Grandad’s Science

Science has reached the stage where getting a degree in chemistry, biology or physics isn’t enough.

October 10, 2014

Regenerative Medicine – Rebuild

Researchers are harnessing the power of STEM cells to open up a new frontier in medicine.

October 7, 2014

Regenerative Medicine – Divide and Heal

If you’re injured, your STEM cells leap into action and begin to divide and heal.

October 6, 2014

Regenerative Medicine – STEM Cells

STEM cells are a little bit like having a bench in a sports team.

October 3, 2014

Hindukush Beekeeping – Honey Hunters

Bees dwell amidst the high cliffs of the Himalayas, producing prized honey and sustaining the local ecosystems.

October 2, 2014

Hindukush Beekeeping – The Bee Project

Hindukush beekeepers benefit from the knowledge of an international bee farming project.

October 1, 2014

Hindukush Beekeeping – Indigenous Knowledge

Indigenous people of the Himalayan Hindukush region offer valuable knowledge to scientists studying bees.