May 29, 1998

Garter Snakes: Mating Balls

Thousands of male garter snakes are out of hibernation and ready to woo females with romantic chin rubbing and other slithery tricks.

May 28, 1998

Lynx: Revealing its Secrets

Why are scientists interested in the wild lynx, and what do they want to find out?

May 27, 1998

Lynx: Non-Invasive Tracking

John Weaver has developed an ingenious method for tracking lynx.

May 26, 1998

Lynx

Why do Lynx have those unusual tufts of hair on top of their ears?

May 25, 1998

Bald Eagles: Nesting

Now is the time of year when bald eagles build their nests, some of which have been in construction and use for up to 30 years.

May 22, 1998

Bees: Buzz Pollination

Certain plants require bees to vibrate their flower with a buzzing noise to release the pollen.

May 21, 1998

Bees: The Sting

Only female bees sting, but can you tell the difference between the sexes?

May 20, 1998

Bees: Hibernation and Estivation

Bees hibernate during the winter and time their emergence to coincide with that of their favorite flower.

May 19, 1998

Peepers: Spring

Spring is mating season for these vociferous amphibians and their distinctive calls help to facilitate the process.

May 18, 1998

Gamma Rays: Translating into Sound

Gamma ray bursts hitting a sensor on a spacecraft are translated into sound by scientists at MIT’s Media Lab.

May 15, 1998

Mountain Gorillas: A Typical Day

Eat, rest, eat, play– a day in the life of a family of Mountain Gorillas.

May 14, 1998

Mountain Gorillas: War

How have Mountain Gorillas fared during Rwanda’s years of violent civil war?

May 13, 1998

Mountain Gorillas: Rainy Season

Rainy season marks the arrival of one of the Mountain Gorilla’s favorite foods.

May 12, 1998

Mountain Gorillas: All in the Family

Among her adopted gorilla family, Amy Vedder ranked among the adult females, but her reluctance to affect the gorillas’ behavior kept her from coming too close.

May 11, 1998

Mountain Gorillas: Stand Your Ground

There’s a 400-pound gorilla growling at you and ripping up small trees from the ground. He looks like he’s about to charge; is he bluffing?

May 8, 1998

Paleontology: Past is Prologue

Fossil records provide some of the only evidence we have of global warming.

May 7, 1998

Paleontology: Fossils and Biodiversity

Does our unique ability to recognize our impact on the planet entail a certain responsibility?

May 6, 1998

Paleontology: Web of Life

Fossil records show how changes in the environment affect the evolution of animals.

May 5, 1998

Korubo: Communication

Two Brazilian Indians tribes take the first steps towards learning each other’s language.

May 4, 1998

Korubo: Ritual Dance

Nicholas Reynard and Claudia Baran describe their first interaction with the elusive Korubo Indians of the Brazilian Amazon.

May 1, 1998

KORUBO: First Contact

We listen in on recordings made during an expedition to establish peaceful contact with a group of Amazonian Indians.