April 7, 2022

Window to the Past

Geologists reconstruct the climates of yore by looking at the types of clay minerals that are preserved.

April 4, 2022

Elephants and Ivory

Remembering the late Richard Leakey, famed anthropologist and conservationist. In a 1989 interview with Jim, he unveiled his strategy to protect Kenya’s elephants.

March 29, 2022

Clay – Incredibly Useful

From porcelain to plastic —

March 23, 2022

Talk to Your Plants

With the help of nanotechnology, one day we all may be able to communicate with our houseplants.

March 22, 2022


The future of large scale agriculture may depend upon the use of very small scale nanoparticles.

March 21, 2022

Smart Sprays

Currently only a fraction of the nutrients and pesticides applied to crops are actually benefiting the plants.

March 16, 2022

Immunizing Plants

Scientists are finding ways to help plants absorb fertilizers and nutrients more efficiently.

March 11, 2022

The Ruthless Courtesy of Ants

The world’s foremost authority on ants reveals how they can be courteous towards relatives but merciless to outsiders.

March 10, 2022

They Run the Earth

What would happen if all the ants on earth disappeared?

March 9, 2022

Cattle-Raising Ants

We’re not the only species that practices animal husbandry.

February 25, 2022

A Most Abundant Life Form

Where can you find a billion pounds of ants? All around us.

February 21, 2022

E.O. Wilson – Future of Science

Advanced scientific discoveries in the 21st century are addressing philosophical questions of centuries past.

February 16, 2022

E.O. Wilson – The Mark of Science

Science is rooted in discovery, deepening our knowledge of the physical world, and enriching the human experience.

February 2, 2022

A Call to Mate or a Call to Arms?

The precise role of the humpback whale’s song is unknown.

January 26, 2022

It May Sound Like a Harley, But..

The voices of mating elephant seals on Ano Nuevo island.

January 20, 2022

Teakettle Acoustics

How does a tea kettle make its whistling sound? The answer isn’t as simple as it may seem.

January 19, 2022

Removing Nanoparticles

A new water-purifying technology may provide a way to remove nanoparticles from our waterways.

January 18, 2022

Recovering Waste Products from Contaminated Water

Is it possible to both clean up contaminated water and reclaim useful elements from the waste?

January 17, 2022

Revolutionizing Water Treatment

A new invention could revolutionize the way we treat contaminated water.

January 14, 2022

Cleaning Up Water with the Power of a Tornado

One of nature’s most destructive forces has inspired a new technology.

January 13, 2022

Tornadic One-Pass

The power of a tornado offers a possible solution to clean polluted waterways.

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 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!

November 29, 2021

Coal Ash and Water

You don’t want coal ash to end up in a water supply.

November 22, 2021

Best Tasting Water?

You’re in for a surprise.

November 19, 2021

Poison Ivy – An Unexpected Discovery

A new way of controlling Poison Ivy?

November 16, 2021

Death Song

The final sound?

November 15, 2021

Tuning Into a Disease

Your heart sounds good, let’s hear what your cells have to say.