December 31, 2021

Year End Fire Watch

“Be careful with fire!” is the call heard throughout Tokyo neighborhoods on the last two evenings of the year.

December 30, 2021

Weddell Seal Pups

This month, Weddell seals are giving birth to their young and starting to give swimming lessons.

December 29, 2021

Wintering Elk

Elk have to race against time for food between their mating season and the onset of winter.

December 28, 2021

Caribou and Lichen

In the winter, caribou paw the ground to get at their favorite dish, lichens.

December 27, 2021

Kwanzaa Traditions

This week, millions of people around the world celebrate Kwanzaa, a relatively new holiday with roots in the ancient harvest festivals of Africa.

December 24, 2021

Christmas Bonfires

Along the banks of the Mississippi River, a line of Bonfires lights the way for Papa Noel.

December 23, 2021

Wassail Night

An ancient Anglo-Saxon tradition called “Wassail” lives on in Pennsylvania, where a group of friends celebrate this week by drinking to the health of apple trees.

December 22, 2021

Quantum Computers

How to understand Quantum Computers? Think waves.

December 21, 2021

Dark Energy

Could Dark Energy be used as a power source?

December 20, 2021

Why is There Mass?

Why should things have substance? Quantum Physics now has the answer.

December 17, 2021

Making a Better Box

Rethinking what that gift you’re giving comes in.

December 16, 2021

Planes, Trains and Trucks

If you want to design effective packaging, you’d better know how it’ll stand up to being transported.

December 15, 2021

The Alarm Heard Round the World

Is there a universal language of alarm calls?

December 14, 2021

Early Warning System

Birds “mobbing calls” make it easy for all the animals in a locale to know when a predator is nearby.

December 13, 2021

Masquerade at Your Doorstep

Jonkonnu revelers sing and dance through neighborhoods, visiting homes where their pageantry might be favored with a gift of money.

December 10, 2021

Higgs Boson Particle

Take “The Force” from Stars Wars and add a little molasses.

December 9, 2021

Battery of the Future

What’s the battery of future going to be like? Well perhaps – a cookie!

December 8, 2021

Tourists Meet Bees

In Mexico, a successful project brings together volunteers and local beekeepers.

December 7, 2021


Lessons learned from the people of Tijuana.

December 6, 2021

Volunteer Tourism

It’s an important economic and cultural resource in many countries.

December 3, 2021

Kids Science Destinations

Turning a museum into a Scavenger Hunt.

December 2, 2021


Home of the largest pendulum on the planet.

December 1, 2021


OK, who put that bus on top of the library building?