January 31, 2019

Harvesting Ice the Old Fashioned Way

Every year at this time, folks in Tully, New York, harvest ice out of a frozen lake with horsepower and antique tools.

January 30, 2019

The Ice Men Cometh

Back in the day, how did they store and move enough blocks of ice to service an entire city?

January 29, 2019

Chutes, Spikes and Cakes of Ice

In the days before refrigeration, ice was cut from ponds and stored in ice houses.

January 28, 2019

A Cold Blast From the Past

Mid-winter was the season for ice harvesting.

January 25, 2019

Golden Sewage

Nanoparticles of gold are showing up in some unlikely places.

January 24, 2019

Alternative Antibiotic

Nano-spikes of silver impale invading bacteria!

January 23, 2019

Solar Donuts

With the help of nanotechnology, you can transform a powdered donut into a truly enlightening experience.

January 22, 2019

The Ubiquitous White Powder

What do toothpaste, powdered donuts and sunscreen all have in common?

January 21, 2019

Behind the Dream

The surprising backstory of Martin Luther King’s most famous speech.

January 18, 2019

Thaipusam – Destroying Your Illusions

The holiday of Thaipusam celebrates the victory of a Hindu god over a hyper-ambitious human devotee.

January 17, 2019

Body Piercing With a Teardrop Blade

In the Hindu festival of Thaipusam, worshippers may pierce their cheeks with the rounded blade known as the Vel.

January 16, 2019

Nano Sensors

Green light = ripe pear!

January 15, 2019

Managing Forests for Fires

Proscribed burns have an impact on the amount of toxic particles released in the smoke of a wildfire.

January 14, 2019

Toxic Smoke, Deadly Particles

The effects of a wildfire can last long after the fires have burned.

January 11, 2019


Giant bells, elaborate costumes, and beautiful yodels: it’s New Year’s Eve in Urnsch, Switzerland.

January 10, 2019

Cloak of Invisibility

Sometimes there’s a fine line between science and fiction.

January 9, 2019

Nano Clean

Inspired by the fine structure of cicada wings, nano-sized spikes actually impale bacteria.

January 8, 2019

Smartphones, Smartclothes

We’re all carrying nanotechnology in our pockets; soon we’ll be wearing it, too.

January 7, 2019

Feasting the Three Kings

The Christmas season in Puerto Rico lasts from Thanksgiving to January, and it’s filled with traditional local music.

January 4, 2019

Russian Orthodox Christmas

A blending of traditions from Russia’s past.

January 3, 2019

Twelfth Night

It’s said that at midnight on Twelfth Night, farm animals start talking.

January 2, 2019

Russian Christmas in Alaska

In rural Alaska, carolers wend their way from house to house, sharing in communal gifts.

January 1, 2019

Hawaiian-Japanese New Year

New Year’s in Hawaii meant a feast of traditional Japanese foods.