June 30, 2020

Smoking Gun

Tracking the sources of acid rain involved some low-tech highly creative methods.

June 29, 2020

Talking Animals

Meet Rex the Starling and Hoover the Harbor seal.

June 26, 2020

World Con

It’s Sci-Fi heaven – a trip back in time to the 1980 World Con, with a few words from Isaac Asimov and George R.R. Martin.

June 25, 2020

Kaqchikel – Philosophy

In a Guatemalan school, teachers strive to educate children of their Kaqchikel heritage.

June 24, 2020

Ants and Caterpillars

Sound and sweet excretions are ingredients for harmonious behavior between ants and caterpillars.

June 23, 2020

Great Gull Island

A sound portrait of a nesting site for terns, surrounded – and sometimes attached by – thousands of breeding birds.

June 22, 2020

Scandinavian Summer Solstice – History

The Summer solstice lightens the hearts of Swedish Americans.

June 19, 2020

Natchez Pow-Wow

Drum circles and chant are part of the great tradition of Native American pow-wows.

June 18, 2020

Hindukush Beekeeping – Honey Hunters

In the high cliffs of the Himalayas, colonies of bees produce prized honey – helping to sustain local ecosystems.

June 17, 2020

Hindukush Beekeeping – Indigenous Knowledge

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

June 16, 2020


364 days of the year, the pottery village of Onta, Japan is filled with a remarkable sound.

June 15, 2020

Pantanal Night

Nighttime in the world’s largest wetland; earphone listening recommended.

June 12, 2020

Acid From the Skies

How acid rain was discovered.

June 11, 2020

Pulse of the Particle

What happens when nanoparticles find their way into the environment?

June 10, 2020

Grampian Dawn

Headphones on for an amazing dawn chorus in Australia.

June 9, 2020

Viruses – Mistakes R Us

In the process of copying their genome, viruses often make bad copies, which turns out to be a good thing for the virus.

June 8, 2020

Viruses – Polio vs Flu

Why do we need to get a new flu vaccine every year when we only need one vaccination for polio?

June 5, 2020

Viruses – the Uncommon Cold

No cure for the Rhinovirus?

June 4, 2020

Virus Sex

It once wiped out about a third of the world’s population.

June 3, 2020

Viruses – A Sense of Scale

How many viruses could fit onto the surface of a soccer ball?

June 2, 2020

Viruses – Agents of Disease

They’ve been around for millennia, but it’s only very recently that humans have actually discovered their existence.

June 1, 2020

Viruses – On the Edge of Life

They’re not technically alive or dead, so just what is a virus, anyway?