July 30, 2021

Hornbills and Humans

Sometimes animals remind us we have more in common with them than we think.

July 29, 2021

Mushroom Hunting – Morels

On the trail of the world’s most sought-after mushroom.

July 28, 2021

Mushroom Hunting – Unseen World

In any forest, there’s a complex interdependent web of life underground.

July 27, 2021

Mushroom Hunting – What Lies Beneath

A mushroom is the visible part of a much larger organism.

July 26, 2021

Bears at McNeil River- An Essential Meal

Bears at Alaska’s McNeil River have come to rely on an annual fish feast.

July 23, 2021

Bears at McNeil River

Over a hundred brown bears in Alaska have learned that every July, the McNeil River is THE place to catch fish.

July 22, 2021

Black Skimmers

This summer, an endangered seabird will find one of its last remaining safe havens on the salt marshes off the coast of New Jersey.

July 21, 2021

Parallax View

Fledgling seabirds must the trick of catching fish beneath the surface of the water.

July 20, 2021

Hajj: Sacred Gathering

Millions of Muslim pilgrims gather this week in Mecca, in a gathering which transcends the barriers of caste, color, race and gender.

July 19, 2021

Hajj: Pilgrimage to Mecca

At least once in their lives, all Muslims who are physically and financially able are enjoined to make a pilgrimage to Mecca.

July 18, 2021

Celebration for a Nation of Immigrants

A festival imported to America from Ghana is a way of remembering the past, while contributing to the future.

July 18, 2021

Sound and Silence

The Ga people of Ghana remember the pain of famine and the celebration of harvest.

July 18, 2021

Rodeo Bullriders

An eight-second ride can seem like forever.

July 18, 2021

Texas Hill Country Rodeo

There are lots of flashier rodeos, but this one’s the real deal.

July 18, 2021

Tiger Moths – Jamming Sonar

A sound defense against bats!

July 18, 2021

Serenading Moths

Tiger moths woo their partners with a series of clicking sounds.

July 18, 2021

Spiritual Conservation

In southeast Asia, religious traditions have long saved animals from extinction.

July 18, 2021

India’s Most Sacred River

India’s revered Ganges River has become increasingly polluted.

July 18, 2021

Heaviest Rainfall in the World

The call of the peacock heralds the start of India’s monsoon season.

July 18, 2021

Antarctic Winds

It’s winter in Antarctica, where the land is ravaged by 100 knot winds.

July 18, 2021

From the Saddle at Saratoga

August is a busy month for thoroughbred racing in Saratoga Springs, New York. Meet the folks who really know their way around the track — the jockeys.

July 18, 2021

The Erie County Fair

Celebrating rural American at of of our largest county fairs.

July 18, 2021

Like Going to Camelot

New York’s Erie County Fair evokes a sense of idyllic happiness.

July 18, 2021

The Big One – From the Sky

Is the Earth in danger of being hit by a giant meteor?

July 18, 2021

Meteorite Mysteries

Meteorites can knock down an entire forest, or bounce away harmlessly.

July 18, 2021

The Perseid Meteor Shower

A Celestial treat: the annual rain of space dust entering the Earth’s atmosphere.

July 18, 2021

Finding Meteorites

They come in all shapes and sizes, but what are the chances of actually finding a meteorite?

July 18, 2021

Blood Meal

The surprising truth about why mosquitoes need your blood.

July 18, 2021

Controlling Zika – Transgenic Mosquitos

Making male mosquitos with the “Nix Gene”.

July 18, 2021

Refuge

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

July 18, 2021

A Feast for Voles

What to do when an island bird refuge gets overgrown with plants?

July 18, 2021

Elephants and Orvilles

Who says (baby tern) elephants can’t fly?

July 18, 2021

Sealing our Fate, Just Like Birds

An elaborate Indonesian death ritual takes its cues from the mating habits of the Hornbill bird.

July 16, 2021

Lovebugs Meet Their Nemesis

Yet another reason to have electric cars!

July 15, 2021

Moths, Moonlight – and Your Car

Why are moths attracted to light bulbs?

July 14, 2021

The Splat Test

There’s a lot to learn from the big blob left on your windshield by an unfortunate horse fly.

July 13, 2021

Windshield Entomology

Here’s a new way to pass the time on a long car ride.

July 12, 2021

The Clammer

It’s clamming season in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

July 9, 2021

Gobi Desert – the Wind is Up

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

July 8, 2021

Hippos – How Low Can They Go?

These three-ton animals may communicate using sounds below the range of human hearing.

July 7, 2021

Butter – Think Global

Analyzing butter to detect pollutants worldwide.

July 6, 2021

Butter Detector

A cheap and effective pollution monitoring tool?

July 5, 2021

Sounds of July Fourth

Fireworks, marching bands, and words from some famous Americans.

July 2, 2021

Bullfrogs

A bullfrog’s croak promises warm nights to come.

July 1, 2021

Fireflies

What’s behind the summer’s most famous flying light show?