January 31, 2020

Creator, Trickster, Thief

Through trickery and ingenuity, ravens are surviving the winter in Alaska

January 30, 2020

Mystery Sound

Is it a bird?

January 29, 2020

A Call to Mate or a Call to Arms?

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

January 28, 2020

It Knocks a Great Hole in Winter

The Up Helly Aa festival gives the people of the Shetland Islands a chance to torch a replica of a Viking galley.

January 27, 2020

Giant Pickles With Wings

They might be the source of many ocean myths.

January 24, 2020

Elders of the Forest

The wail of the Indri lemur signals the mating season of these primates that some tribes consider the ancestors of humans.

January 23, 2020

Loons Migrate

The Common Loon, is anything but common, and they’re on their way South.

January 22, 2020

Bison Winter at Yellowstone

Even the “chief of all animals” must struggle to survive the winter.

January 21, 2020

Champion Deep Divers

They can dive continuously to depths of up to one mile!

January 20, 2020

Bullies on the Beach

What’s 16 feet long, weighs up to two tons and monopolizes the sanda of Ano Nuevo every year?

January 17, 2020

It May Sound Like a Harley, But..

The voices of mating elephant seals on Ano Nuevo island.

January 16, 2020

Northern Elephant Seals Mate

Sex, violence, and the two ton marine mammals.

January 15, 2020

Talk to Your Plants

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

January 14, 2020


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

January 13, 2020

Smart Sprays

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

January 10, 2020

Immunizing Plants

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

January 9, 2020


Hatsumode is the ritual first visit of the year to a Japanese Shinto or Buddhist temple.

January 8, 2020

In the Presence of Royalty

Haitian Vodou is a source of strength and solace to its followers, in the face of widespread poverty and despair.

January 7, 2020

Dancing the Machete

The ritual of Coupez Gateau is one of the ways the celebration of Epiphany has been incorporated into Haitian Vodou.

January 6, 2020

Day of the Kings

In Haiti, the feast of the Epiphany is celebrated in both Catholic and Vodou traditions.

January 3, 2020

Food Fit For Kings

Three Kings Day is a festival for the palate.

January 2, 2020

Mummers Parade – History

The flamboyance of the Mummers’ Parade arose from the masquerade balls of Philadelphia society.

January 1, 2020

Mummers Parade – String Bands

Revered in Philadelphia since 1902.