February 27, 2015

Science Meets Culture in New Zealand

In an intergenerational coastal dunes restoration project, everyone learned as much about cultural exchange as they did about science.

February 26, 2015

Red Cockaded Woodpeckers – A Sticky Business

A woodpecker has devised a clever strategy to protect its nests from snakes.

February 25, 2015

Red Cockaded Woodpeckers – Excavators

It’s the only woodpecker that excavates cavities in a living Pine tree.

February 24, 2015

Musical Emotions – Discoveries

Science and art intertwine to explore the relationship between emotion and music.

February 23, 2015

Digital Luthier

Composers are using computers to create music by tapping into the emotional states of the performers and the audience.

February 20, 2015

Electro-Psychology and Music

Is there a way to directly translate emotions directly to musical sound, with a little help from computers?

February 19, 2015

Making Informed Decisions

Do we base our understanding of science on evidence or opinion?

February 18, 2015

Cajun Mardi Gras – Feast Before Fast

Mardi Gras is a holiday with its roots in ancient European traditions. There are good reasons why it happens at this time of year.

February 17, 2015

Cajun Mardi Gras – In Disguise

As Cajuns in Louisiana celebrate Mardi Gras this week, revelers disguise themselves and beg for food and money from their neighbors, to support a communal gumbo.

February 16, 2015

Cajun Mardi Gras – Biggest Day

When dozens of people in bright costumes, masks and pointy hats are riding around in flatbed trucks raising a ruckus, you can bet you’re in Cajun Louisiana for Mardi Gras.

February 13, 2015

What is Science

You go out and gather the evidence and let the evidence lead the answer to your hunch, not the other way around.

February 12, 2015

Bringing in a Dinosaur

Bringing a dinosaur skeleton from the field to the lab is a tricky process.

February 11, 2015

A Fine Feathered Dinosaur

Close relatives of Tyrannosaurs Rex actually had some kind of feathering coating!

February 10, 2015

Cancer – Mutations

Could there be over time, any positive outcomes from cancer via mutation?

February 9, 2015

Cancer – Chess Master

Finding a strategy to combat cancer is like playing chess against a Grandmaster.

February 6, 2015

Cancer – the Immune System

When it comes to our immune system, there are times when too much defense is not such a good thing.

February 5, 2015

Cancer – Treating Tumors Without Surgery

Veterinarians are using nanoparticles of gold to control the growth of cancerous tumors.

February 4, 2015

Chimpanzees – Deadly Trait

Chimpanzees and humans share a number of common traits, including deadly violence to their own kind.

February 3, 2015

Chimpanzees – Communication

Chimps communicate with each other with both voices and gestures.

February 2, 2015

Chimpanzees – Tools

Chimps make their own tools for all sorts of different needs and behaviors.