June 30, 1998

Siberia: Tun Payram Festival

The strange sounds of throat singers are a highlight at this year’s Tun Payram festival in Siberia.

June 29, 1998

Lyme: An Inside View

The life and ambitions of a lyme disease bacterium: an eyewitness view.

June 26, 1998

Lyme: Biodiversity

Scientists wonder if having biodiverse ecosystems might actually result in tangible benefits to human health.

June 25, 1998

Dia De San Juan: Rediscovering Tradition

Black Venezuelans have reintroduced an African icon into this traditional festival in honor of St. John.

June 24, 1998

Dia De San Juan: African Roots

This traditional Venezuelan festival centers around a Catholic icon believed to hold the power to grant promises.

June 23, 1998

Dia De San Juan

This Venezuelan festival honoring a Catholic saint has taken on a decidedly African flavor.

June 22, 1998

The Gobi Desert: In June

Fierce windstorms in the Gobi Desert force scientists working there to think fast, and to run even faster.

June 19, 1998

Terns: Refuge

Great Gull Island is one of the few remaining places where terns can nest and raise their young in safety.

June 18, 1998

Terns: Vole Feast

This former military base is a sanctuary for thousands of terns, and a home for some of the island’s other former inhabitants as well.

June 17, 1998

Terns: Monitoring

Scientists on Great Gull Island are keeping track of the terns which use the island as a summer breeding ground.

June 16, 1998

Terns: Elephants and Orvilles

Scientists on Great Gull Island have developed some of their own nicknames for the terns which hatch on the island each year.

June 15, 1998

Terns: Science and Nature

Great Gull Island is unused by humans but ideal for the thousands of Terns which migrate here each spring.

June 12, 1998

Wild Dogs: Canary Effect

The health of African Wild Dogs provides some important clues about the health of all the animals in the Wild Dogs’ ecosystem.

June 11, 1998

Wild Dogs: Pups

This month, African Wild Dogs are giving birth to a new litter of pups.

June 10, 1998

Wild Dogs

African Wild Dogs travel in packs over vast distances– so they’ve developed a special call which helps them to keep track of each other.

June 9, 1998

The Summer Sky: Sirius

For ancient Egyptians, the appearance of the constellation Sirius in the dawn sky marked the beginning of an important annual event.

June 8, 1998

Bees: The Egyptians

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of the some of the sophisticated beekeeping practices of ancient Egypt.

June 5, 1998

Bees: Africanized Honeybee

The Africanized Honeybee has a serious attitude problem.

June 4, 1998

Bees: Counting on Pollen

Human beings depend greatly on the close relationship between bees and flowers.

June 3, 1998

Biodiversity and Agriculture

Biodiversity is one of the best ways to protect ourselves against natural threats to our food supply.

June 2, 1998

Garter Snakes: Long Term Sperm and Suspended Animation

How are Garter Snakes able to survive 8 months of hibernation with only minor weight loss?

June 1, 1998

Garter Snakes: A Matter of Choice

When it comes to Garter Snakes’ spring mating rites, males compete and females chose.