November 30, 2001

E.O. Wilson – Ant Communication

A variety of chemical exchanges enable ants to navigate their world and coordinate their activities.

November 29, 2001

E.O. Wilson – Chemical Signals

Chemical secretions bring a new meaning to the science of insect communication.

November 28, 2001

E.O.Wilson – Consider the Lily Pond

A riddle poses a serious question about the future of life on earth.

November 27, 2001

E.O. Wilson – The Mark of Science

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

November 26, 2001

Listener Initiative

Our listeners are invited to share their seasonal observances on our new toll-free number, 1-877-PULSE99.

November 23, 2001

Blue Moon

The expression, “once in a blue moon”, is an etymological link between the cylical phases of the moon and two natural disasters.

November 22, 2001

Family Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving unites individuals and families in the spirit of gratitude and sharing.

November 21, 2001

Persimmon Harvest

An annual harvest of wild persimmons has been a lifelong tradition for Carrie Hamby.

November 20, 2001


A strong tasting fish has maintained its stature in the heritage of Scandinavian culture.

November 19, 2001

Penguins and Global Warming

Global warming threatens the delicate balance of sea ice and life sustaining nutrients for Adelie penguins living in Antarctica.

November 16, 2001

Diwali: Goddess of Good Fortune

The Hindu goddess of good fortune is worshipped during a ceremony of light and chanting, for blessings of spiritual wealth and enlightenment.

November 15, 2001

Diwali: Bathing the Gods

Divine statues are bathed with milk, honey, and other symbolic offerings during the Hindu celebration of Diwali.

November 14, 2001


Diwali is a luminous celebration of enlightenment.

November 13, 2001

Antpitta: The Reserve

A rare species of bird is protected in its forest habitat, high in the mountains of southern Ecuador.

November 12, 2001

Antpitta: Discovery

How does one discover a new species of bird? Listen up!

November 9, 2001

Paralysis Technology -Brain Power

Soon paralyzed patients my be able to grasp objects with a device that is controlled by their own thoughts.

November 8, 2001

Paralysis Technology -Controlling the Hand

Quadriplegic patients can now do common tasks with the aid of a device that uses shoulder movements to control their paralyzed hands.

November 7, 2001

Paralysis Technology – FES

Electrical stimulation is enabling quadriplegic patients to grasp objects.

November 6, 2001

Mites: Controlling

Scientists are testing botanical compounds to help control honeybee mites.

November 5, 2001

Mites and Bees

An epidemic of mite infestations is threatening North American bee colonies.

November 2, 2001

Listener Initiative

Our listeners are invited to share their seasonal observances on our new toll-free number, 1-877-PULSE99.

November 1, 2001

All Saint’s Day: Rosary Walk

Today is All Saint’s Day, when priests in New Orleans walk through cemeteries and bless the tombs. With a priest named Father Tony, the walk is quite an experience.