August 19, 2021

Antarctic Winds

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

August 13, 2021

The Big One – From the Sky

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

August 12, 2021

Meteorite Mysteries

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

August 11, 2021

The Perseid Meteor Shower

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

August 10, 2021

Finding Meteorites

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

August 6, 2021

Controlling Zika – Transgenic Mosquitos

Making male mosquitos with the “Nix Gene”.

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 18, 2021

Antarctic Winds

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

July 18, 2021

The Perseid Meteor Shower

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

July 18, 2021

Meteorite Mysteries

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

July 18, 2021

The Big One – From the Sky

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

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

Controlling Zika – Transgenic Mosquitos

Making male mosquitos with the “Nix Gene”.

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?

May 12, 2021

What is Life – on the edge

Can we grow brain cells that can be trained to see?

May 11, 2021

What is Life – Growing Brains

Finding ways to defeat the Zika virus.

May 10, 2021

What is Life – Organoids

Growing human brains in a laboratory used to be the stuff of science fiction, until now.

May 7, 2021

What is Life – Radiobes

There are times when it’s difficult to distinguish between what’s alive and what isn’t.

May 6, 2021

What is Life?

It’s a question we humans have carried for a long time.

March 18, 2021

Grafting Season

For apple tree growers, there’s a brief period of time between winter and spring upon which their whole future crop depends.

March 15, 2021

Cloning Apples the Old Fashioned Way

For some farmers, it’s the best way to ensure that their favorite crops come back year after year.

March 12, 2021

The Human Side of Natural Selection

Long before biotechnology, farmers have sought ways to bring predictability to their ever-changing crops.

March 10, 2021

Coral Reefs – Microfragmentation

An accidental discovery leads to a new way of recovering reefs

March 9, 2021

Coral Reefs – Nanotechnology

How to construct an artificial reef?

February 23, 2021

Modeling Disease Pulse of the Populace

Tracking the behavior of someone who looks a lot like you.

February 22, 2021

Fossils the Art of Seeing

It’s like playing “Where’s Waldo”, with Waldo being a few hundred million years old.

February 11, 2021

Fossils Drive-By Outcrops

You could easily be driving by a bed of fossils on your way to work.

February 10, 2021

Fossils Where to Look

The secret of finding fossils is knowing where to look.

February 9, 2021

Fossils Touchstones to the Past

Hearkening back 400 million years.

October 9, 2020

Frontiers of the Brain

Science Diarist John Beggs explains what makes neuroscience like the Wild West.

September 23, 2020

Mow High With a Sharp Blade

Lessons learned from golf course greens can improve a home lawn.

September 22, 2020

Splitting Water

In the process of developing alternative fuel souces, you may have to split a few molecules along the way.

September 17, 2020

Spinning Water

Why is the manufacturing of electric thin films like an amusement park ride?

September 16, 2020

Electric Sandwich

The technology behind your computer screen is, in effect, a layered electronic “sandwich”.

September 15, 2020

Thin Film

Never heard of thin film technology? You’re probably carrying it with you right now,

September 14, 2020

Staring Down the Eye

65,000 feet in the air, alone, staring down the eye of a hurricane ? It’s all in a day’s work for ER-2 research pilots.

September 11, 2020

A Very High Altitude Lab

High-altitude planes use a variety of onboard research instruments to study both earth and space.

September 10, 2020

Hurricane Pilot

Research pilots fly high above the tumult of a hurricane, capturing data from sea level on up.

August 27, 2020

A Most Abundant Life Form

Where can you find a billion pounds of ants? All around us.

August 25, 2020

The Ruthless Courtesy of Ants

The world’s foremost authority on ants reveals how they can be courteous towards relatives but merciless to outsiders.

August 21, 2020

Hairy Evidence

Laboratory tests of hair samples indicate they come from a hitherto unknown primate.

August 12, 2020

Probiotics for Bees

It’s difficult to produce a pesticide that doesn’t have effects on beneficial microorganisms.

August 11, 2020

Honeybees – It’s all in the Gut

A honeybee’s best friends just might be the microbiota living in its digestive tract.

August 10, 2020

Bees and Pesticides

Scientists are trying to better understand the risks of using pesticides on bee colonies.

August 7, 2020

Ascent of a Queen

When bees lose their queen, the hive makes a distinctive sound.

August 6, 2020

The Perseid Meteor Shower

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