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Fri, 04 Jul 2003 00:00:00 PDTAn exotic plant can be like the proverbial rotten apple.
Thu, 03 Jul 2003 00:00:00 PDTWhat do you call a plant in the wrong place at the wrong time?
Wed, 02 Jul 2003 00:00:00 PDTAn 800 year old festival continues from its origin as a "boot camp."
Tue, 01 Jul 2003 00:00:00 PDTLove is in the air and so is a wealth of Cretan music.
Mon, 30 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTPilgrims travel to a small monastery in Texas to witness a phenomenon.
Fri, 27 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTResearch on locusts will someday result in an automobile collision avoidance system.
Thu, 26 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTScientists are taking a close look at what locusts do very well - get out of the way of onrushing objects.
Wed, 25 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTBlockbuster movie plays neuroscience lab: "Action potentials" soar!!
Tue, 24 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTDid you ever consider an ant to be the perfect baby-sitter?
Mon, 23 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTSound - and sweet excretions - are ingredients for harmonious behavior between ants and caterpillars.
Fri, 20 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTFor Swedish Americans the Summer solstice brings light to their hearts.
Thu, 19 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTMaryland is the site of an annual celebration where folks of all ages delight in dancing around a maypole until the sun sets.
Wed, 18 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTA series of talent competitions are rooted in ancient Welsh history.
Tue, 17 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTThe celebration of the Cretan cherry harvest continues until dawn, for men singing ancient local songs, callded rezydika.
Mon, 16 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTIn a small Cretan village, the annual cherry harvest brings revelry punctuated with gunshots and music.
Fri, 13 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTWhat are the challenges facing a designer who looks to nature for her inspiration?
Thu, 12 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTSea horses are not only unique visually, but also in their reproductive behavior.
Wed, 11 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTA fellowship service inspires human qualities in the face of natural disasters.
Tue, 10 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTSpringtime brings the culinary delight of wild ramps to this Appalachian community.
Mon, 09 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTIn rural Appalachia, if you need to get to the drug store for something ailing you, the remedy might be found growing outside your door.
Fri, 06 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTThe familiar chirping of crickets is the sound of males trying to attract females. But some male crickets use silence to their advantage.
Thu, 05 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTParamedics using a new kind of ice slurry could help save victims of stroke and cardiac arrest.
Wed, 04 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTA type of slurry, similar to the rainbow colored variety we enjoy in slush drinks, is a futuristic element for large scale structural cooling.
Tue, 03 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTPopulations shifts of different organisms within the same stream bed can indicate changes in water quality.
Mon, 02 Jun 2003 00:00:00 PDTBugs and organisms offer an indication of environmental changes in the aquatic habitat.
Fri, 30 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTFor a special pair of ospreys, "Virginia Is For Lovers".
Thu, 29 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTIn the Chesapeake bay region, migrating ospreys find an architecturally unique habitat for nesting -with some help from humans.
Wed, 28 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTAccording to a child psychologist at the University of Toronto, baby talk is truly a universal language.
Tue, 27 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTThe unique qualities of lullabies transcend age and culture.
Mon, 26 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTIn honor of Azorean Portuguese ancestors and a beloved queen, the festival of Chamarita is one of humble origin.
Fri, 23 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTRaptor populations such as the hawk and prairie falcon, can directly indicate the health of our earthly environment.
Thu, 22 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTPrairie Falcons soar to exhilarating heights along eighty-two miles of river canyon in Idaho.
Wed, 21 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTA yearly festival of music is a rich display of Scandinavian culture for Americans proud of their heritage.
Tue, 20 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTEach Memorial Day accordion players from around the world gather in New Jersey.
Mon, 19 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTEvery year, native elders attend Kalukak Bay Fish Camp in Alaska to preserve the traditions of the Yup'ik Nation.
Fri, 16 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTMilking venom from rattlesnakes has yielded benefits for medical science.
Thu, 15 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTFor many of America's oldest trees, imperfection enabled survival.
Wed, 14 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTWho knows, you may have a Champion Class tree in your yard!
Tue, 13 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTDevelopment along the California coastline is having an impact on Western Sandpipers and other shorebirds.
Mon, 12 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTWestern Sandpipers are in a "frequent flyer" class of their own.
Fri, 09 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTOnce a year on Alaska's Montague Island, whole populations of shorebirds feast on a plethora of herring eggs.
Thu, 08 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTCelebrants of Saints Constantine and Helen enter a trance state as they dance over coals.
Wed, 07 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTThere's a physics-based explanation for why villagers in Northern Greece can walk on fiery coals and not burn their feet.
Tue, 06 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTTwice a year thousands of Vaux's Swifts use an elementary school's furnace as a migratory stopover.
Mon, 05 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTThe annual return of the wood thrush holds a special meaning for some Pulse of the Planet listeners in upstate New York.
Fri, 02 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTMarmots risk starvation because of misleading cues that spring has arrived in the Rocky Mountains.
Thu, 01 May 2003 00:00:00 PDTWarming weather and increased snowfall send mixed signals to migrating species.
Wed, 30 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTA broad range of species of plants are blooming up to 46 days earlier now than they did three decades ago. The reason, biologists say, is global climate change.
Tue, 29 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTLocating an elephant in the rainforest and sedating it for a physical examination is no easy feat.
Mon, 28 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTScientists who wanted to study the migration habits of central African elephants put radio tags on them to monitor their movements.
Fri, 25 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTAnd you thought you were a tough patient? Find out what it's like to treat a male gorilla.
Thu, 24 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTWildlife is susceptible to many of the same infectious diseases that afflict humans.
Wed, 23 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTWilliam Karesh is a wildlife field veterinarian . His patients range from anacondas in Venezuela to elephants in Central Africa.
Tue, 22 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTCow manure is now being used as a source for electricity.
Mon, 21 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTBeaver dams have inspired scientists to rethink their approach to hydropower.
Fri, 18 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTWith both humans and fish being adversely effected by conventional dams, a scientist has taken a fresh look at hydropower design.
Thu, 17 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTThe mandrill is just one of the species that is put at risk by the "bush meat" trade.
Wed, 16 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTCooperation from logging companies can help prevent professional hunters from harvesting forest wildlife.
Tue, 15 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTThe progression of logging and road-building within tropical forests has contributed to the harvesting of animals for human consumption.
Mon, 14 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTDue to the trade of wild animal meat, much of the fauna in the world's forests are being wiped out.
Fri, 11 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTTwenty years ago, the sport of table tennis was changed forever - thanks to the chemistry of glue.
Thu, 10 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTTable tennis is not just a recreational activity, but an intense competition played at lightning speed. Officials are pondering how might they slow the game down?
Wed, 09 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTSome female carpenter bees engage in artifice and deception.
Tue, 08 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTCarpenter bees are among the more solitary bees, sometimes living one to a nest.
Mon, 07 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PDTBees are resourceful multi-talented insects, and some are skilled carpenters.
Fri, 04 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PSTThere is a new theory that thousands of years ago, the Greeks were analyzing remains of ancient animals, and creating myths about them.
Thu, 03 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PSTThere is now evidence that creatures in Greek mythology were not entirely mythical.
Wed, 02 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PSTThere is a cave in southeastern Mexico whose thriving ecosystem is based on bacteria which live on sulfur.
Tue, 01 Apr 2003 00:00:00 PSTIf the rotten egg smell of the Hydrogen Sulfide gas doesn't get to you, then maybe the bats, spiders, or the dripping sulfuric acid will.
Mon, 31 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTEvery Spring in Mexico's Cueva de Villa Luz, descendants of Zoque and Mayan Indians hold a rather remarkable ceremony.
Fri, 28 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTWhy did the toad cross the road? Turns out he had a very compelling reason.
Thu, 27 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTThey may not be as visible or as pretty as Robins, but American Toads produce some of the most melodious sounds of Spring.
Wed, 26 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTGlowing spirits visit the Bayaka's nighttime ceremonies.
Tue, 25 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTBefore embarking on a hunt, the Bayaka must first convene with the spirits of the forest.
Mon, 24 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTThe Bayaka, hunter-gatherers living in the rainforest of Central Africa, prepare for a community hunt.
Fri, 21 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTNaturally occuring radio waves provide a way to listen to solar flares.
Thu, 20 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTThe first day of spring marks the start of an ancient holiday.
Wed, 19 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTNoruz means "new day" and it's celebrated with new clothes, gift-giving and bonfires.
Tue, 18 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTThe most joyful festival of the Indo-Caribbean culture is in early spring. Phagwah is a celebration of the rebirth of nature and the spirit of young love.
Mon, 17 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTRadio waves created by lightning can be heard from halfway around the planet.
Fri, 14 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTBulgarian villagers supposedly locked up the local priests for a day to carry on with the celebration of Koukery.
Thu, 13 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTCome nesting season, families of crows do something relatively few other species of birds do - raise their young cooperatively.
Wed, 12 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTAlthough the government of Iran tried to suppress it, the venerable holiday of Noruz continues to be one of that nation's most popular celebrations.
Tue, 11 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTIn Queens, a festival takes place at the time of the full moon every March. Participants celebrate with "call and response" style singing, and the playing of indigenous drums and cymbals.
Mon, 10 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTIn an Indo-Caribbean community an ancient festival of spring is celebrated with colored baby powder.
Fri, 07 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTOur listeners are invited to share their seasonal observances on our new toll-free number, 1-877-PULSE99.
Thu, 06 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTCranes mate for life and are models of responsibility, discipline, and vigilance.
Wed, 05 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTColorado's Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge has helped keep migrating cranes away from the fields of local farmers.
Tue, 04 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTIn Basile, LA, when a band of masked Mardi Gras revelers comes to your door, here's the song they'll likely be singing.
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 00:00:00 PSTGreater Sandhill Cranes come to Colorado's San Luis Valley to get in shape for their summer breeding grounds.
Fri, 28 Feb 2003 00:00:00 PSTMost of us know about Mardi Gras from the famous festivities in New Orleans. But in rural Louisiana , Cajuns celebrate the holiday in a style all their own.
Thu, 27 Feb 2003 00:00:00 PSTAs Cajuns in Louisiana celebrate Mardi Gras this week, revelers disguise themselves and beg for food and money from their neighbors, to support a communal gumbo.
Wed, 26 Feb 2003 00:00:00 PSTThere are many ways to celebrate Mardi Gras. In the rural Cajun communities of south Louisiana, it's organized mayhem.
Tue, 25 Feb 2003 00:00:00 PSTWhen dozens of people in bright costumes, masks and pointy hats are riding around in flatbed trucks raising a ruckus, you can bet you're in Cajun Louisiana for Mardi Gras.
Mon, 24 Feb 2003 00:00:00 PSTMardi Gras is a holiday with its roots in ancient European traditions. There are good reasons why it happens at this time of year.
Fri, 21 Feb 2003 00:00:00 PSTOur listeners are invited to share their seasonal observances on our new toll-free number, 1-877-PULSE99.
Thu, 20 Feb 2003 00:00:00 PSTIn times of drought, cloudforests, which support the same incredible diversity as rainforests, thrive almost entirely on thick blankets of fog.
Wed, 19 Feb 2003 00:00:00 PSTWho says there are no more Renaissance Men? Meet a Nobel prize-winning chemist who is also an accomplished poet.
Tue, 18 Feb 2003 00:00:00 PSTOne pesky insect has created a destructive chain reaction among North American hemlock trees.
Mon, 17 Feb 2003 00:00:00 PSTRed Squirrels may be nature's original harvesters of Maple sugar.