Pulse of the Planet Podcast with Jim Metzner | Science | Nature | Environment | Technology

By Jim Metzner

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Each weekday, Pulse of the Planet provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide and blending interviews and extraordinary natural sound.


Episode Date
Eco-Clues From a Feisty Teacher
00:02:00

Snapping turtles are teaching us invaluable lessons about the effects of toxins on the environment.

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Apr 06, 2020
Ritual Dance
00:02:00

A first contact interaction with the elusive Korubo Indians of the Brazilian Amazon.

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Apr 03, 2020
First Contact
00:02:00

An expedition established peaceful contact with a group of Amazonian Indians.

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Apr 02, 2020
The Importance of Being a Gribble
00:02:00

Gribbles are an essential "cleanup crew" for our oceans and estuaries.

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Apr 01, 2020
Attack of The Gribbles
00:02:00

These tiny wood-boring crustaceans have plagued man-made structures since the days of Columbus. 

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Mar 31, 2020
Horse Head, Monkey Tail
00:02:00

Sea horses are not only unique visually, but also in their reproductive behavior.

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Mar 30, 2020
Amphibian Crossing
00:02:00

Why did the toad cross the road? Turns out he had a very compelling reason.

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Mar 27, 2020
A Birdlike Trill
00:02:00

They may not be as visible or as pretty as Robins, but American Toads produce some of the most melodious sounds of Spring.

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Mar 26, 2020
The Poison that Protects
00:02:00

The Monarch butterfly's life cycle depends on a plant that's highly toxic to many animals.

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Mar 25, 2020
Generations of Migration
00:02:00

This month marks the start of the Monarch butterflies' migration to Mexico.

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Mar 24, 2020
Monarchs In Mexico
00:02:00

The threat of logging looms over the wintering sites of Monarch butterflies.

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Mar 23, 2020
An Internal Compass
00:02:00

How do young Monarch butterflies find their way to their winter migration sites in the Mexican forest?

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Mar 20, 2020
A Mysterious Hibernation
00:01:59

Pika stay active all winter-- but doing what?

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Mar 19, 2020
Rattlesnake Roundup
00:02:00

Milking venom from rattlesnakes has yielded benefits for medical science, but roundups have their critics.

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Mar 18, 2020
When Irish Songs Were Branded
00:02:00

"There was some tunes you couldn't play, because it belonged to someone else."

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Mar 17, 2020
When Irish Folk Music Migrated to England
00:01:59

"If you couldn't put on an American accent around here you couldn't sing."

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Mar 16, 2020
Everyone's Invited
00:02:00

In Turkish cities, wedding celebrations may begin in a courtyard, but they'll soon spill out into the streets.

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Mar 13, 2020
Dangerous Display
00:02:00

Although prairie chicken males need to strut their stuff to attract mates, they run the risk of attracting some unwanted visitors.

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Mar 12, 2020
Preening in the Lek
00:02:00

During mating season, male prairie chickens perform one of nature's most striking displays.

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Mar 11, 2020
Holi
00:02:00

India becomes a much more colorful place as people are lay aside their differences in celebration of Holi.

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Mar 10, 2020
Wild Turkeys
00:02:00

It's mating season for a uniquely American bird that's been brought back from the brink of extinction.

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Mar 09, 2020
Sage Grouse Mate
00:02:00

The strange sounds of the male sage grouse are matched only by their equally unusual reproductive behavior.

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Mar 06, 2020
Emerging From Hibernation
00:02:00

Brown bears are emerging from hibernation around Europe, and many of them have to face the dangers of an increasingly hostile world.

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Mar 05, 2020
A World-Class Gathering
00:02:00

The yearly migration of Sand Hill Cranes brings half a million birds to roost in Nebraska's Platte River.

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Mar 04, 2020
Sandhill Cranes Migrate
00:02:00

Hundreds of thousands of sandhill cranes are convening at the Platte River in Nebraska -- one of the largest bird migrations in the world.

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Mar 03, 2020
Bulgaria's Koukery Festival
00:02:00

Giants in goat-hair costumes and a costumed masquerade troupe characterize this springtime fertility festival.

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Mar 02, 2020
Are We on the Mountain Lion's Menu?
00:02:00

A 150 pound house cat or a dangerous predator?

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Feb 28, 2020
Finding a Place to Pounce
00:02:00

A Mountain Lion's dilemma - deep forest or open meadow?

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Feb 27, 2020
Mountain Lion - Predators
00:02:00

When winter comes, Mountain Lions are on the move, in pursuit of their primary prey.

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Feb 26, 2020
Winter's Unwanted Guest
00:02:00

Having a humidifier in your house may reduce the chances of getting the flu.

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Feb 25, 2020
Nile Crocodiles
00:02:00

This month, in northeastern South Africa, Nile Crocodiles are hatching their young.

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Feb 24, 2020
Peacocks Mate
00:02:00

It's mating season for one of the world's most recognizable birds.

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Feb 21, 2020
Saimaa Seals
00:02:00

This week in Finland, freshwater Saimaa seals are giving birth to their pups.

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Feb 20, 2020
Nature's Environmental Engineers
00:02:00

Constantly refining their habitat, prairie dogs play a key role in their ecosystem.

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Feb 19, 2020
Prairie Dogs Mate
00:02:00

There's lots of yipping going on beneath the Great Plains of America.

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Feb 18, 2020
Nesting Albatross
00:02:00

What happens when thousands of albatrosses meet on a South Pacific island?

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Feb 17, 2020
Manatee Migration
00:02:00

The power plants along the Florida shore have changed the manatee's migration pattern, both helping these endangered animals and hindering them.

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Feb 14, 2020
Setsubun
00:02:00

It's "the turning of the seasons in Japan,” a time of celebration, good luck, and beans!

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Feb 13, 2020
A Drop in the Bucket
00:02:00

It's sugaring time in the northeast woods of the US.

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Feb 12, 2020
Science Destinations - Europe
00:02:00

From CERN's collider to Darwin's wall.

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Feb 11, 2020
Fullerenes
00:02:00

The places where engineered nanomaterials - like Fullerenes - are being manufactured have the potential for the highest exposure to people of toxic materials.

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Feb 10, 2020
Honoring the Needles of Yore
00:02:00

Harikuyo is a memorial service for the broken sewing needles of the past year, celebrated across Japan.

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Feb 07, 2020
Window to the Past
00:02:00

Geologists reconstruct the climates of yore by looking at the types of clay minerals that are preserved.

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Feb 06, 2020
A Trojan Horse Made of Clay
00:02:00

Fooling cancer cells!

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Feb 05, 2020
It Comes in Many Guises
00:02:00

Wherever you may be right now, odds are you're not far from clay in one form or another.

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Feb 04, 2020
Clay - Incredibly Useful
00:02:00

From porcelain to plastic!

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Feb 03, 2020
Creator, Trickster, Thief
00:02:00

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

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Jan 31, 2020
Mystery Sound
00:02:00

Is it a bird? 

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Jan 30, 2020
A Call to Mate or a Call to Arms?
00:02:00

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

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Jan 29, 2020
It Knocks a Great Hole in Winter
00:02:00

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

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Jan 28, 2020
Giant Pickles With Wings
00:02:00

They might be the source of many ocean myths.

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Jan 27, 2020
Elders of the Forest
00:02:00

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

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Jan 24, 2020
Loons Migrate
00:02:00

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

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Jan 23, 2020
Bison Winter at Yellowstone
00:02:00

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

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Jan 22, 2020
Champion Deep Divers
00:02:00

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

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Jan 21, 2020
Bullies on the Beach
00:02:00

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

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Jan 20, 2020
It May Sound Like a Harley, But..
00:02:00

The voices of mating elephant seals on Ano Nuevo island.

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Jan 17, 2020
Northern Elephant Seals Mate
00:02:00

Sex, violence, and the two ton marine mammals.

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Jan 16, 2020
Talk to Your Plants
00:02:00

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

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Jan 15, 2020
Nano-Agriculture
00:02:00

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

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Jan 14, 2020
Smart Sprays
00:02:00

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

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Jan 13, 2020
Immunizing Plants
00:02:00

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

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Jan 10, 2020
Hatsumode
00:02:00

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

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Jan 09, 2020
In the Presence of Royalty
00:02:00

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

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Jan 08, 2020
Dancing the Machete
00:02:00

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

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Jan 07, 2020
Day of the Kings
00:02:00

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

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Jan 06, 2020
Food Fit For Kings
00:01:59

Three Kings Day is a festival for the palate.

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Jan 03, 2020
Mums the Word
00:02:00

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

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Jan 02, 2020
Mummers Parade - String Bands
00:02:00

Revered in Philadelphia since 1902.

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Jan 01, 2020
Year End Fire Watch
00:02:00

"Be careful with fire!" is the call heard throughout Tokyo neighborhoods on the last two evenings of the year.

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Dec 31, 2019
Rain - the Missing Link
00:02:00

What catalyzes the production of rain?

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Dec 30, 2019
The Recipe for Rain
00:02:00

Cloud water freezes at higher temperatures than pure water.

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Dec 27, 2019
To Freeze or Not to Freeze
00:02:00

Rain starts with an ice crystal.

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Dec 26, 2019
Wassail
00:02:00

An ancient Anglo-Saxon tradition lives on in Pennsylvania, where a group of friends celebrate this week by drinking to the health of apple trees.

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Dec 25, 2019
Christmas Bonfires on the Levee
00:02:00

Along the banks of the Mississippi River, a line of Bonfires lights the way for Papa Noel.

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Dec 24, 2019
Kwanzaa - Traditions
00:02:00

This week, millions of people around the world celebrate Kwanzaa, a relatively new holiday with roots in the ancient harvest festivals of Africa.

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Dec 23, 2019
Tourists Meet Bees
00:02:00

In Mexico, a successful project brings together volunteers and local beekeepers.

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Dec 20, 2019
Masquerade at Your Doorstep
00:02:00

Jonkonnu revelers sing and dance through neighborhoods, visiting homes where their pageantry might be favored with a gift of money.

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Dec 19, 2019
From Jamaica to North Carolina
00:02:00

The festival of Jonkonnu is celebrated with influences from West Africa, England and the Caribbean.

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Dec 18, 2019
A Social Safety Valve
00:02:00

A celebration designed to keep the fabric of society from tearing itself apart.

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Dec 17, 2019
Reconstructing Jonkonnu
00:02:00

Celebrating freedom from slavery.

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Dec 16, 2019
Making a Better Box
00:02:00

Rethinking what that gift you're giving comes in.

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Dec 13, 2019
Planes, Trains and Trucks
00:02:00

If you want to design effective packaging, you'd better know how it'll stand up to being transported.

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Dec 12, 2019
Promotoras
00:02:00

Lessons learned from the people of Tijuana.

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Dec 11, 2019
Volunteer Tourism
00:02:00

It's an important economic and cultural resource in many countries.

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Dec 10, 2019
The Alarm Heard Round the World
00:02:00

Is there a universal language of alarm calls?

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Dec 09, 2019
Early Warning System
00:02:00

Birds "mobbing calls" make it easy for all the animals in a locale to know when a predator is nearby.

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Dec 06, 2019
Kids Science Destinations
00:02:00

Turning a museum into a Scavenger Hunt.

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Dec 05, 2019
Taiwan
00:02:00

Home of the largest pendulum on the planet.

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Dec 04, 2019
MIT
00:02:00

OK, who put that bus on top of the library building?

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Dec 03, 2019
Chernoybyl
00:02:00

Comrade, we get a whole lot of Levis this way!

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Dec 02, 2019
Alarm Calls
00:02:00

What's a bird to do when predators lurk nearby?

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Nov 29, 2019
Thanksgiving Parade Balloons
00:02:00

What does it take to handle a four-story high balloon?

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Nov 28, 2019
Inflation Day
00:02:00

The sounds of a New York holiday tradition.

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Nov 27, 2019
Sinterklaas - Origins
00:02:00

In Holland, it's the top celebration of the season.

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Nov 26, 2019
Sinterklaas - the Community Calls
00:02:00

Reinventing a Dutch ritual in upstate New York.

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Nov 25, 2019
Arsenic on Tap
00:02:00

Around the world, people are being poisoned by naturally occurring toxins in drinking water.

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Nov 22, 2019
Coal Ash and Water
00:02:00

You don't want coal ash to end up in a water supply. 

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Nov 21, 2019
Best Tasting Water?
00:02:00

You're in for a surprise. 

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Nov 20, 2019
Poison Ivy - An Unexpected Discovery
00:02:00

A new way of controlling Poison Ivy?

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Nov 19, 2019
A Life-Saving Charade
00:02:00

To avoid predators, piping plovers have adopted a theatrical strategy.

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Nov 18, 2019
Scorpion Venom
00:02:00

Exciting new medical treatments are being developed from the venom of this feisty arachnid.

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Nov 15, 2019
Ecuador's Cloud Forest
00:02:05

In times of drought, cloudforests, which support the same incredible diversity as rainforests, thrive almost entirely on thick blankets of fog.

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Nov 14, 2019
A New Home for Sea Bass
00:02:04

Black sea bass are now thriving in the waters of Delaware Bay thanks to the collaboration of marine biologists and the New York Transit System.

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Nov 13, 2019
The Subway Car Reef
00:02:04

Subway cars are being recycled as artificial reefs!

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Nov 12, 2019
Taking the A Train Underwater
00:02:06

A seventeen ton metal box seems an unlikely place for for a marine habitat.

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Nov 11, 2019
Okefenokee - Sandhill Crane Migration
00:02:02

Each year flocks of migrating Sandhill Cranes descend on Georgia's Okefenokee refuge and join their southern cousins. 

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Nov 08, 2019
Scat, Hair and Other Signs
00:02:00

Grizzly bear tracking usually involves splitting a few hairs.

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Nov 07, 2019
Tracking Grizzlies
00:02:00

Are Grizzly bears returning to the mountains of Montana?

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Nov 06, 2019
Snoozing Through Birth
00:02:00

For bears in hibernation, giving birth and nursing newborns is a slumberous activity.

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Nov 05, 2019
Like a Waking Sleep
00:02:00

Bears have unique mechanisms for self-preservation during their months of hibernation.

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Nov 04, 2019
How to Find a Scorpion
00:02:00

What makes a scorpion glow in the dark?

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Nov 01, 2019
A Telltale Hiss
00:02:00

Don't tread on me!

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Oct 31, 2019
Scorpions 101
00:02:00

They walked the earth before the dinosaurs.

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Oct 30, 2019
You Can't Buy Peace of Mind
00:02:00

The Hindu goddess of good fortune is worshipped during a celebration of light.

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Oct 29, 2019
Bathing the Gods
00:02:00

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

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Oct 28, 2019
Death Song
00:02:00

The final sound?

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Oct 25, 2019
Tuning Into a Disease
00:02:00

Your heart sounds good, let's hear what your cells have to say.

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Oct 24, 2019
Listening to Cells
00:02:00

What is the sound of one cell singing?

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Oct 23, 2019
Cell Songs
00:02:00

Yes, even the building blocks of life have gotten into the act.

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Oct 22, 2019
It's the Flies
00:02:00

Understanding the dynamics of a killer disease is a complex challenge, particularly in developing nations. 

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Oct 21, 2019
The World's Oldest Trickle Down Effect
00:02:00

Virtually everything we do to transform a landscape impacts the quality of our water.

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Oct 18, 2019
We're All Connected - Diseases Prove It
00:02:00

The wildlife of Botswana is giving scientists clues as to how to better control disease worldwide. 

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Oct 17, 2019
Unintentionally Sharing Our Microbes With African Wildlife
00:02:00

Scientists are finding antibiotic-resistant microbes in the wildlife of Africa.

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Oct 16, 2019
Passing Disease Across Species
00:02:00

Diseases are transmitted between humans and animals in unexpected ways. 

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Oct 15, 2019
Scorpions - Ouch!
00:02:00

How dangerous is a sting from a scorpion?

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Oct 14, 2019
Bricks, Sky and Green
00:02:00

An enlivening cityscape = blue + green.

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Oct 11, 2019
Dead Buildings
00:02:00

A cityscape can affect our well-being in unexpected ways.

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Oct 10, 2019
Prospect and Refuge
00:02:00

The art and science of seeing but not being seen.

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Oct 09, 2019
A Walk in the Park
00:02:00

A neuroscientist turns a stroll in the city into a meditative experience.

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Oct 08, 2019
Psychogeography
00:02:00

The ongoing dance between people and places.

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Oct 07, 2019
Legendary Lovers
00:02:00

The origin of the Berber marriage festival lies in a story of doomed romance.

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Oct 04, 2019
And You Thought Your Wedding Was Huge
00:02:00

Courtship can happen anytime, but according to tradition, marriages among Moroccan Berbers often take place this week.

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Oct 03, 2019
Casting Off Our Misdeeds
00:02:00

This ancient Jewish New Year's tradition is an exercise in shedding the spiritual debris of the past year.

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Oct 02, 2019
A Blast of the Ram's Horn
00:02:00

The call of the Shofar marks the start of the Jewish New Year and reminds observers to look inward.

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Oct 01, 2019
High Holy Days
00:02:00

The week following Rosh Hashanah is when Jews repent for their transgressions of the previous year.

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Sep 30, 2019
Red Tailed Hawks on the Move
00:02:00

This month, hawks are starting their migrations south.

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Sep 27, 2019
Care and Feeding of a Pet Cricket
00:02:00

Some tips on catching and keeping singing insects in a temporary home.

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Sep 26, 2019
Insect Palaces
00:02:00

The Japanese traditionally put great care into the care of insect pets.

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Sep 25, 2019
Slow Down and Open Your Windows
00:02:00

By opening our minds and ears to the rich world of insects, we may discover a new dimension of nature.

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Sep 24, 2019
If a Jewel of Dew Could Sing..
00:02:00

The sound of the Bell Cricket has a special place in Japanese culture.

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Sep 23, 2019
A Tradition of Listening
00:01:59

Insect song has been an important part of Japanese culture for centuries.

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Sep 20, 2019
Cider Time
00:02:00

A brief history of apple nectar!

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Sep 19, 2019
A Look Inside the Eye
00:02:00

What's it like to fly right into a hurricane? 

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Sep 18, 2019
Predicting the Big Ones
00:02:00

Scientists are starting to understand how to forecast hurricane activity -- even years in advance.

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Sep 17, 2019
Recipe for a Hurricane
00:02:00

Why do so many hurricanes happen at this time of year?

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Sep 16, 2019
Stellar Sea Lions Prepare
00:01:59

In Alaska's autumn, stellar sea lions are preparing for the winter.

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Sep 13, 2019
Marriage, Berber Style
00:02:00

Sights and sounds at an annual festival in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

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Sep 12, 2019
Time Capsule of an Ancient Practice
00:02:00

In the rituals performed by the Coptic Church, a Christian denomination with roots in Egypt, little has changed in eighteen hundred years.

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Sep 11, 2019
Black Gold
00:02:00

The harvest season provides a great source of material for composting.

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Sep 10, 2019
Honoring Young Women in a Ceremonial Dance
00:02:00

Apache girls reaching maturity are honored with the festival of the Sunrise Dance, in which they dance for hours a day to the rhythms and teachings of over 100 songs.

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Sep 09, 2019
A Ritual of Endurance
00:02:00

A test of an Apache girl's fortitude and discipline, and a celebration of her womanhood.

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Sep 06, 2019
Festival of St. Lazarus
00:02:00

In the Brazilian state of Bahia, St. Lazarus day is a celebration that blends European and African heritages.

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Sep 05, 2019
Watch a Launch at the Cape
00:02:00

Witness a genuine E Ticket ride - into space!

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Sep 04, 2019
From Slot Machines to Geiger Counters
00:02:00

They used to stand on the rooftops of the casinos and watch the mushroom clouds.

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Sep 03, 2019
Statues of Wonderland
00:02:00

Alice merits two statues in the park, and the caterpillar gets a make-over!

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Sep 02, 2019
Loons and Mercury
00:02:00

Does an increase in mercury levels affect the behavior of young loons?

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Aug 30, 2019
Calling All Loons
00:02:00

According to Native American lore, the cry of a loon is the sound of a warrior, denied passage into heaven.

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Aug 29, 2019
Loons - Do I Stay or Do I Go?
00:01:59

This season, young loons depart for their first annual fall migration. In three years, they'll be back.

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Aug 28, 2019
Tobacco Auction - Thumbs Up
00:02:00

A veteran auctioneer explains the intricacies of his craft.

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Aug 27, 2019
Selling With a Song
00:02:00

Throughout the Southeastern states, August is the season for tobacco auctions.

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Aug 26, 2019
The Big One - From the Sky
00:02:00

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

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Aug 23, 2019
Meteorite Mysteries
00:02:00

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


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Aug 22, 2019
Blood Meal
00:02:00

The surprising truth about why mosquitoes need your blood.

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Aug 21, 2019
Celebration for a Nation of Immigrants
00:02:00

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

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Aug 20, 2019
Sound and Silence
00:02:00

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

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Aug 19, 2019
Rodeo Bullriders
00:02:00

An eight-second ride can seem like forever.

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Aug 16, 2019
Texas Hill Country Rodeo
00:02:00

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

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Aug 15, 2019
A Subtle, Distant Boom
00:02:00

Scientists are tracking meteor impacts by listening for them.

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Aug 14, 2019
The Perseid Meteor Shower
00:02:00

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

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Aug 13, 2019
Finding Meteorites
00:02:00

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


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Aug 12, 2019
Sealing our Fate, Just Like Birds
00:02:00

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

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Aug 09, 2019
The Erie County Fair
00:02:00

Celebrating rural American at of of our largest county fairs.

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Aug 08, 2019
Like Going to Camelot
00:02:00

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

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Aug 07, 2019
Hornbills and Humans
00:02:00

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

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Aug 06, 2019
From the Saddle at Saratoga
00:02:00

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.

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Aug 05, 2019
Tiger Moths - Jamming Sonar
00:02:00

A sound defense against bats!

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Aug 02, 2019
Serenading Moths
00:02:00

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

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Aug 01, 2019
Spiritual Conservation
00:02:00

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

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Jul 31, 2019
India's Most Sacred River
00:02:00

The revered Ganges River has become increasingly polluted.

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Jul 30, 2019
Heaviest Rainfall in the World
00:02:00

A peacock's call heralds the start of India's monsoon season.

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Jul 29, 2019
Antarctic Winds
00:02:00

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

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Jul 26, 2019
Morris Dancing - Like Devils Incarnate
00:02:00

While it's history is a mystery, the English tradition of Morris Dancing has managed to survive for centuries.

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Jul 25, 2019
Awakening the Earth with Dance
00:02:00

An old English folk form that is thriving on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Jul 24, 2019
Hippos - How Low Can They Go?
00:02:00

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

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Jul 23, 2019
The Clammer
00:02:00

It's clamming season in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. 

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Jul 22, 2019
Special Episode - Space Shuttle Launch
00:04:11

One of the world's most awesome sounds!

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Jul 19, 2019
Wally Schirra - Space Pioneer
00:02:00

Schirra was the only astronaut to fly on the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions.

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Jul 18, 2019
Wally Schirra - Spaceship Earth
00:02:00

One of NASA's first astronauts takes us inside the space capsule.

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Jul 17, 2019
Apollo 11 – Scale of the Universe
00:02:00

Trying to wrap your mind around the size of the universe is like trying to count the grains of sand on a beach.

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Jul 16, 2019
Apollo 11 - The Fragile Earth
00:02:00

Fifty years ago when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, astronaut Michael Collins circled overhead. 

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Jul 15, 2019
Lovebugs Meet Their Nemesis
00:02:00

Yet another reason to have electric cars!

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Jul 12, 2019
Moths, Moonlight - and Your Car
00:02:00

Why moths are attracted to flames and artificial light.

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Jul 11, 2019
The Splat Test
00:02:00

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

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Jul 10, 2019
Windshield Entomology
00:02:00

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

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Jul 09, 2019
Unsung Insect Heroes
00:02:00

They are responsible for more cross-pollination than honeybees!

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Jul 08, 2019
Berries and Bugs for the Blues
00:02:00

Small wonder there are no Bluebirds at your bird feeder.

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Jul 05, 2019
Sounds of July Fourth
00:02:00

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

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Jul 04, 2019
Battling for Bluebirds
00:02:00

If you want Bluebirds in your nesting boxes, it likely means evicting Sparrows and Starlings.

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Jul 03, 2019
Seeds, Weeds, Natives and Nurseries
00:02:00

They're good for the environment, but what's the best way to find native plants? 

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Jul 02, 2019
Planting Native Species
00:02:00

There's something we all can do to help protect local animals and plants.

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Jul 01, 2019
Black Skimmers
00:02:00

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

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Jun 28, 2019
Parallax View
00:02:00

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

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Jun 27, 2019
Throat Singing in Siberia
00:02:00

Some remarkable music highlights the annual Tun Payram festival.

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Jun 26, 2019
The Black Saint
00:02:00

Black Venezuelans have introduced an African icon into a festival honoring St. John.

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Jun 25, 2019
Trance Dancing and Promesas
00:02:00

An icon is said to hold the power to grant promises.

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Jun 24, 2019
Dia De San Juan
00:02:00

A Venezuelan festival honoring a Catholic saint has taken on a decidedly African flavor.

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Jun 21, 2019
Gobi Desert - the Wind is Up
00:02:00

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

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Jun 20, 2019
Refuge
00:02:00

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

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Jun 19, 2019
A Feast for Voles
00:02:00

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

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Jun 18, 2019
Elephants and Orvilles
00:02:00

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

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Jun 17, 2019
Wildebeests
00:02:00

In Africa's Serengetti Park, more than a million animals are making their annual trip north, driven by the rains and their own instincts.

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Jun 14, 2019
Wild Dogs on the Edge
00:02:00

The health of African Wild Dogs provides important clues about the health of an entire ecosystem.

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Jun 13, 2019
Wild Pups
00:02:00

This month, African Wild Dogs are giving birth to a new litter of pups.

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Jun 12, 2019
Wild Dogs of Africa
00:02:00

They've developed a special call to keep track of each other.

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Jun 11, 2019
Sirius Rising
00:02:00

For ancient Egyptians, the appearance of the constellation Sirius in the dawn sky marked the beginning of an important annual event.

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Jun 10, 2019
Timber Wolves Emerge From their Dens
00:02:00

A month in the life of young wolf pups.

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Jun 07, 2019
Bats - Their Future in Our Hands
00:02:00

Exploding a few myths about these creatures of the night.

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Jun 06, 2019
Swarming Bees
00:02:00

Twenty thousand bees find a new home.

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Jun 05, 2019
Cicada Saga
00:02:00

Most of their life is spent underground.

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Jun 04, 2019
Bullfrogs
00:02:00

Their croaks promise warm nights to come.

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Jun 03, 2019
Room with a Hawkeye View
00:02:00

A pair of Red Tailed hawks found rent free accommodation on a New York City high rise.

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May 31, 2019
The Unwelcome Bird
00:02:00

Once an endangered species, Giant Canada geese have become unpopular urban neighbors.

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May 30, 2019
The Neck Dip
00:02:00

The carefully timed spring dating rituals of Canada Geese.

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May 29, 2019
Raucous Sounds of Spring
00:02:00

Canada Geese provide their own vernal cacophony.

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May 28, 2019
Pulse of the Peeper
00:02:00

Scientists suspect that amphibian populations are on the decline worldwide.

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May 27, 2019
Frog Watch
00:02:00

Monitoring amphibian populations by listening to them.

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May 24, 2019
Get Stuffed
00:02:00

It's a tough life for male paper wasps.

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May 23, 2019
A Good Strategy for Wasps
00:02:00

Usurpers, foundresses, abandoned nests - welcome to the world of the paper wasp.

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May 22, 2019
Firewalking
00:02:00

On St. Constantine's Day, worshippers walk across hot coals. How do they do it?

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May 21, 2019
Reindeer Wend their Way Home
00:02:00

Reindeer are faced with the disappearance of their traditional migration routes.

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May 20, 2019
Evolution of a Holiday
00:02:00

In colonial times, fears of a slave revolt caused a popular celebration to be outlawed.

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May 17, 2019
The Power of Celebration
00:02:00

For African slaves in the Hudson Valley, the colonial Pinkster celebration offered a rare opportunity for reuniting with family and friends.

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May 16, 2019
The Slave King
00:02:00

During the week-long Pinskter celebration in colonial times, Angolan King Charles assumed his royal status.

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May 15, 2019
Hambone
00:02:00

Banned from playing drums, African slaves found other ways of performing traditional rhythms.

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May 14, 2019
Pinkster
00:02:00

What was once a Dutch celebration of Pentecost passed into the hands of African slaves.

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May 13, 2019
Stealing Hearts, Stolen Songs
00:02:00

Courting a female lyrebird with a repertoire of purloined calls.

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May 10, 2019
Animal Migrations Meet Cities
00:02:00

Wildlife and urban life are colliding near Kenya's largest city.

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May 09, 2019
Cormorant Fishing Season
00:02:00

Forget lures, lines and bait. How about a trained bird that catches fish for you?

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May 08, 2019
A German - Native American Musical Hybrid
00:02:00

The Waila music of the Tohono O'odham Native Americans in southern Arizona sounds surprisingly like polkas, and there's a good reason why.

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May 07, 2019
Dawn Chorus Day
00:02:00

It's a day to celebrate birds' remarkable singing and listening abilities.

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May 06, 2019
Waila - A Party With Deep Roots
00:02:00

When the Tohono O'odham Native Americans dance to Waila, their traditional social music, the party lasts all night.

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May 03, 2019
Waila - the Desert People Celebrate
00:02:00

The Tohono O'odham Native Americans of southern Arizona believe that everything in the desert - humans, animals and plants - must be treated with reverence. 

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May 02, 2019
Cueva De Villa Luz - Extreme Cave
00:02:00

Snot-tites and sulfur. Could this be a preview of what Mars is like?

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May 01, 2019
Cueva De Villa Luz - Lethal But Healthy
00:02:00

If the rotten egg smell doesn't get to you, then maybe the bats, spiders, or dripping sulfuric acid will.

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Apr 30, 2019
Ceremony at a Sacred Cave
00:02:00

Every Spring in Mexico's Cueva de Villa Luz, descendants of Zoque and Mayan Indians hold a rather remarkable ceremony.

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Apr 29, 2019
Greek Orthodox Easter - Touchstone to a Culture
00:02:00

For Greeks throughout the world, Easter Sunday is the most important holiday of the year.

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Apr 26, 2019
Greek Orthodox Easter
00:02:00

In the Eastern Orthodox tradition, this is Holy Week, culminating in Easter Sunday.

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Apr 25, 2019
Easter on Mt. Athos
00:01:59

Mt. Athos, in Greece, has been home to Greek Orthodox monks for thousands of years. 

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Apr 24, 2019
Earth Day - The Pledge
00:02:00

Denis Hayes, chairman of Earth Day 1990, believes that it's time for people to integrate environmental values throughout their whole lives. An archival program.

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Apr 23, 2019
Earth Day - The Green Decade
00:02:00

The founder of Earth Day outlines participatory events around the world. An archival program

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Apr 22, 2019
Bells of Notre Dame
00:02:00

In celebration of the enduring spirit of one of the world's great places of worship.

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Apr 20, 2019
Beavers in the Spring
00:02:00

Where's the beaver? This week, chances are he's out working on his dam.

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Apr 19, 2019
Ruby Throated Hummingbirds
00:02:00

Meet the bird with the fastest wings in the world.

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Apr 18, 2019
Sperm Whales - Breeding
00:02:00

How did Moby Dick make babies? Check out the Indian Ocean this week to find out.

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Apr 17, 2019
Thingyan
00:02:00

In Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, the new year brings a temporary reprieve from social taboos, and a lot of water.

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Apr 16, 2019
Songkran - Thai New Year
00:02:00

It's the hottest time of the year in Thailand, and the traditional Thai New Year's celebration offers a proven remedy for the heat.

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Apr 15, 2019
Hawks - Migration
00:02:00

If you're in New Jersey this week, look to the skies!

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Apr 12, 2019
Tornados - Stormy Weather
00:02:00

The season to watch out for tornadoes depends on what part of the country you live in.

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Apr 11, 2019
Tornados and Airplanes
00:02:00

The air formations created in the wakes of heavy aircraft may tell us something about how tornados form.

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Apr 10, 2019
Tornado - Modeling
00:02:00

A tornado in a tank is providing a safe opportunity for scientists to learn more about these destructive natural phenomena.

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Apr 09, 2019
Tornado - Voice Print
00:02:00

Scientists may soon be able to predict tornados from great distances by monitoring the sounds that they make.

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Apr 08, 2019
New Blossom, New Music, New Year
00:02:00

Today's Japanese Cherry Blossom festival sounds somewhat different than it used to.

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Apr 05, 2019
Cherry Blossom Fest - Drum Thread
00:02:00

In the US, the annual Cherry Blossom festival has come to include both traditional and modern Japanese art forms.

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Apr 04, 2019
Cherry Blossom - Spirit of the Samurai
00:02:00

In Japanese culture, the blossoming of the Cherry Tree represents an ancient code of honor.

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Apr 03, 2019
Sandhill Cranes - Captive Breeding
00:02:00

Keeping endangered birds home on the range.

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Apr 02, 2019
Mississippi's Sandhill Cranes
00:02:00

Up close with one of the rarest bird populations in North America. 

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Apr 01, 2019
Lock up the Priests, Don the Goat Hair
00:02:00

Northern Bulgaria's traditional fertility festival heralds the coming of spring.

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Mar 29, 2019
Bald Eagles Nest
00:02:00

It's the nesting season of our national symbol, the bald eagle.

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Mar 28, 2019
Nature's Sweet Treat
00:02:00

Red Squirrels may be nature's original harvesters of Maple sugar.

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Mar 27, 2019
A Most Flamboyant Display
00:02:00

Part of the ritual of witnessing the mating rites of prairie chickens is waking up before sunrise and finding the right location - in total darkness.

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Mar 26, 2019
The Great Leveler
00:02:00

In India, Holi heralds the coming of spring with color, mayhem and a sense of cultural solidarity.

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Mar 25, 2019
Wild Turkeys
00:02:00

It's mating season for a uniquely American bird that's been brought back from the brink of extinction.

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Mar 22, 2019
Demons and Bonfires
00:02:00

Demons, bonfires and a day of playful anarchy. It all adds us to India's most colorful holiday.

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Mar 21, 2019
Persian New Year's
00:02:00

Noruz means "new day" and it's celebrated with new clothes, gift-giving and bonfires.

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Mar 20, 2019
The Amazing Sage Grouse
00:02:00

The strange sounds of the male Sage Grouse are matched only by its equally odd reproductive behavior.

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Mar 19, 2019
Grafting Season
00:02:00

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

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Mar 18, 2019
Cloning Apples the Old Fashioned Way
00:02:00

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

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Mar 15, 2019
The Human Side of Natural Selection
00:02:00

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

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Mar 14, 2019
Drawing Water From a Sacred Well
00:02:00

At the conclusion of the Omizutori Festival in Japan, showers of glowing embers rain down on spectators.

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Mar 13, 2019
Sugaring Time
00:02:00

From sugar to syrup to spirits, maple has a rich history in the Northeast.

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Mar 12, 2019
Mystery of Maple Syrup
00:02:00

Sap is flowing in sugar maple trees, if we only knew why! A program from our archives.

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Mar 11, 2019
Tickling Society
00:02:00

In the rural Cajun communities of south Louisiana, Mardi Gras is organized mayhem.

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Mar 08, 2019
As Long as There's Been an Earth..
00:02:00

Basile, Louisiana has its own unique Mardi Gras song.

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Mar 07, 2019
Donnez-moi Un Petit Sou
00:02:00

In the bayous of Louisiana, costumed revelers beg for food and money from their neighbors, to support a communal gumbo.

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Mar 06, 2019
The Biggest Day
00:02:00

"Forget about your job, your worries, your bills.."

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Mar 05, 2019
Feast Before Fast
00:02:00

The roots of Mardi Gras run deeper than Christianity.

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Mar 04, 2019
Trumpeter Swans
00:02:00

In this archival program, efforts to save Trumpeter Swans by redistributing them.

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Mar 01, 2019
Urban Trickster
00:02:00

The raccoon has proved itself a clever and resourceful survivor.

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Feb 28, 2019
Smart, Adaptable and Strange
00:02:00

In this archival program, a glimpse of how scientists began to understand the unusual behavior of Killer Whales.

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Feb 27, 2019
Killer Whale Calls
00:02:00

Sound may play a significant role in the underwater world of the Killer Whale.

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Feb 26, 2019
Yaks
00:02:00

One of the most unique and impressive animals of the Tibetan Plateau is the Wild Yak.

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Feb 25, 2019
The Lion's roar
00:02:00

What does a lion's roar communicate?

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Feb 22, 2019
Dream On
00:02:00

Environmental ideas sometimes come from unexpected places.

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Feb 21, 2019
Navigating Adolescence
00:02:00

From the moment they hatch, penguin chicks must protect themselves from a hostile world.

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Feb 20, 2019
Flying Underwater
00:02:00

In order to thrive in the icy waters off Antarctica, penguins have had to make a few sacrifices, including the ability to fly.

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Feb 19, 2019
The Golden Periscope
00:02:00

Finding a connection with an alien life form.

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Feb 18, 2019
That Lump Could be a Turtle
00:02:00

Get it on a sling, haul it out of the water, and call it in!

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Feb 15, 2019
Rescuing Turtles on Cape Cod
00:02:00

Migrating sea turtles get caught in the arm of the Cape.

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Feb 14, 2019
Long Live the Turtle
00:02:00

Can turtles help us live longer?

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Feb 13, 2019
Pet Turtles
00:02:00

They make fine pets, but keeping a companion turtle may not be such a great idea.

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Feb 12, 2019
Turtles - Havens and Hazards
00:02:00

Both help and harm can come from unexpected places.

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Feb 11, 2019
The Festival of Broken Needles
00:02:00

Harikuyo, a memorial service for broken sewing needles, is a measure of the esteem that the Japanese have for everyday objects.

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Feb 08, 2019
Easter Morning in Germany
00:02:00

Don your headset for an immersive sound portrait.

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Feb 07, 2019
Chinese New Year in Malaysia
00:02:00

New clothes, gifts, and no sweeping!

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Feb 06, 2019
Turtles in Trouble
00:02:00

Rare and protected species are poached and smuggled to Asia.

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Feb 05, 2019
Back to the Ice Box
00:02:00

Remembering the days when ice was delivered door to door.

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Feb 04, 2019
A Winter Festival With Summer in Mind
00:02:00

This week, at an annual festival in upstate New York, they cut blocks of ice out of a frozen lake to make homemade ice cream in June. This archival program is part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration.

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Feb 01, 2019
Harvesting Ice the Old Fashioned Way
00:02:00

Every year at this time, folks in Tully, New York, harvest ice out of a frozen lake with horsepower and antique tools.

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Jan 31, 2019
The Ice Men Cometh
00:02:00

Back in the day, how did they store and move enough blocks of ice to service an entire city? This archival program is part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration.

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Jan 30, 2019
Chutes, Spikes and Cakes of Ice
00:02:00

In the days before refrigeration, ice was cut from ponds and stored in ice houses. This archival program is part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration.

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Jan 29, 2019
A Cold Blast From the Past
00:02:00

Mid-winter was the season for ice harvesting. This archival program is part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration.

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Jan 28, 2019
Golden Sewage
00:02:00

Nanoparticles of gold are showing up in some unlikely places.

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Jan 25, 2019
Alternative Antibiotic
00:02:00

Nano-spikes of silver impale invading bacteria!

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Jan 24, 2019
Solar Donuts
00:02:00

With the help of nanotechnology, you can transform a powdered donut into a truly enlightening experience.

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Jan 23, 2019
The Ubiquitous White Powder
00:02:00

What do toothpaste, powdered donuts and sunscreen all have in common?

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Jan 22, 2019
Behind the Dream
00:02:00

The surprising backstory of Martin Luther King's most famous speech.

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Jan 21, 2019
Thaipusam - Destroying Your Illusions
00:02:00

The holiday of Thaipusam celebrates the victory of a Hindu god over a hyper-ambitious human devotee.

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Jan 18, 2019
Body Piercing With a Teardrop Blade
00:02:00

In the Hindu festival of Thaipusam, worshippers may pierce their cheeks with the rounded blade known as the Vel.

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Jan 17, 2019
Nano Sensors
00:02:00

Green light = ripe pear!

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Jan 16, 2019
Managing Forests for Fires
00:02:00

Proscribed burns have an impact on the amount of toxic particles released in the smoke of a wildfire.

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Jan 15, 2019
Toxic Smoke, Deadly Particles
00:02:00

The effects of a wildfire can last long after the fires have burned.

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Jan 14, 2019
Silvesterklausen
00:02:00

Giant bells, elaborate costumes, and beautiful yodels: it's New Year's Eve in Urnäsch, Switzerland.

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Jan 11, 2019
Cloak of Invisibility
00:02:00

Sometimes there's a fine line between science and fiction.

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Jan 10, 2019
Nano Clean
00:02:00

Inspired by the fine structure of cicada wings, nano-sized spikes actually impale bacteria.

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Jan 09, 2019
Smartphones, Smartclothes
00:02:00

We're all carrying nanotechnology in our pockets; soon we'll be wearing it, too.

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Jan 08, 2019
Feasting the Three Kings
00:02:00

The Christmas season in Puerto Rico lasts from Thanksgiving to January, and it's filled with traditional local music.

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Jan 07, 2019
Russian Orthodox Christmas
00:02:00

A blending of traditions from Russia's past. 

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Jan 04, 2019
Twelfth Night
00:02:00

It's said that at midnight on Twelfth Night, farm animals start talking. 

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Jan 03, 2019
Russian Christmas in Alaska
00:02:00

In rural Alaska, carolers wend their way from house to house, sharing in communal gifts.

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Jan 02, 2019
Hawaiian-Japanese New Year
00:02:03

New Year's in Hawaii meant a feast of traditional Japanese foods.

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Jan 01, 2019
Hogmanay
00:02:00

According to Scottish legend, visitors to your door on the night of Hogamanay, will determine your luck for the New Year.

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Dec 31, 2018
Anniversary Program
00:02:00

Our 7000th broadcast!

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Dec 28, 2018
Starring
00:02:00

Russian traders left the legacy of their traditions in Anchorage Alaska, including the Christmas-time practice of Starring.

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Dec 27, 2018
When Christmas was Illegal
00:01:59

There was a time when the singing of Christmas carols could land you in jail.

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Dec 26, 2018
Roots of Christmas
00:02:00

Some of our most enduring Christmas traditions date back to the pre-Christian era.

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Dec 25, 2018
Christmas Eve in Woodstock
00:02:00

In "the most famous small town in the world", how will Santa arrive this year?

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Dec 24, 2018
Bonfires on the Levee
00:02:00

Celebrating Christmas eve with a 20 foot pyre of wood and wire.

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Dec 21, 2018
Las Posadas
00:02:00

Commemorating Mary and Joseph's search for lodging in Bethlehem

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Dec 20, 2018
The Etymology of Christmas
00:02:00

Ever wonder where "Xmas" came from?

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Dec 19, 2018
All I Want For Christmas is a Relativity Cloud
00:02:00

With a little help from quantum physics, Santa could have all the time he needs to make Christmas deliveries.

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Dec 18, 2018
Nano-Toymaking
00:02:00

200 million presents is a big load for any sleigh.

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Dec 17, 2018
Santa's Secret
00:02:00

What if Santa Claus got the flu and an ordinary mortal had to cover for him?

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Dec 14, 2018
Kalas
00:02:00

Dipping into the Doop of ancestral Sweden.

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Dec 13, 2018
A Crown of Candles
00:02:00

Young Swedish girls represent Saint Lucia in an early morning ritual. 

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Dec 12, 2018
Santa Lucia
00:02:00

Rituals of light in the darkness of winter.

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Dec 11, 2018
Parranda
00:02:00

Christmas caroling - Puerto Rican Style! 

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Dec 10, 2018
Breaking Bread
00:02:00

The Polish Christmas tradition of Wigilia.

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Dec 07, 2018
Chasing Mr. Claus
00:02:00

Switzerland's Klausjagen blends a Christian holiday with a much older celebration.

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Dec 06, 2018
Sinterklaas
00:02:00

Change Santa Claus's team of reindeer to a single white horse, replace his costume with a bishop's robes, and you'll begin to get a picture of Sinterklaas.

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Dec 05, 2018
Celebrating Klausjagen
00:02:00

Whips, bells and a giant paper bishop's hat.

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Dec 04, 2018
Tori-No-Ichi
00:02:00

Raking in money, literally.

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Dec 03, 2018
Sacred Deer and Other Survivors
00:02:00

A cross-cultural look at the relationship between humans and other animals.

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Nov 30, 2018
Million Mile Mirror
00:02:00

Should we use technology to solve global environmental problems?

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Nov 29, 2018
Mystery of the Walrus's Voice
00:02:00

Clacking teeth, clicking tongue?

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Nov 28, 2018
Earth's Last Frontier
00:02:00

In the field of oceanography, there's room for many talents and aspirations.

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Nov 27, 2018
Protecting the World's Oceans
00:02:00

Our survival depends upon them.

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Nov 26, 2018
Celebrating the Ocean With Sylvia Earle
00:02:00

A cornucopia of life!

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Nov 23, 2018
First Thanksgiving
00:02:00

All the trappings of a traditional Native American meal.

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Nov 22, 2018
Let Us Now Praise Crocodilians
00:02:00

What role do crocodiles play in their ecosystem?

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Nov 21, 2018
Insect Mutual Defense Pact
00:02:00

A small-scale glimpse of the many symbiotic relationships existing in a rainforest.

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Nov 20, 2018
Caterpillars Tune In the Ants
00:02:00

For its own protection, one species of caterpillar produces a call for help.

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Nov 19, 2018
The Walrus's Unexpected Sound
00:02:00

Underwater avant-garde percussion!

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Nov 16, 2018
Songs of the Bowhead Whale
00:02:00

The Bowhead Whale lives in an underwater jungle of sound.

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Nov 15, 2018
Longest River in the World
00:02:00

The Nile is being altered by both natural and man-made influences.

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Nov 14, 2018
Persimmon Harvest
00:02:00

An annual harvest of wild persimmons has been a lifelong tradition. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.

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Nov 13, 2018
Sound Census
00:02:00

A new way to count Bowhead whales.

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Nov 12, 2018
Losing an Icon
00:02:00

Old-growth forests in the US are disappearing, and with them a symbol of American wildlife.

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Nov 09, 2018
The Holy Grail of Birdwatching
00:02:00

Searching for the near-extinct Ivory-Billed Woodpecker.

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Nov 08, 2018
Festival of Light
00:02:00

Welcome to Diwali - a luminous celebration of enlightenment.

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Nov 07, 2018
Communing with Elks, Squirrels and Other Critters
00:02:00

Artificial calling devices make it possible to talk with animals.

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Nov 06, 2018
Calling All Ducks
00:02:00

With a little know-how, voila!

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Nov 05, 2018
Gobbles, Clucks and Yelps
00:02:00

A whole range of turkey vocalizations can be mimicked with calling devices.

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Nov 02, 2018
Meet the Take-Your-Pants-Off Ant
00:02:00

Living comfortably in the rainforest sometimes means just staying out of harm's way.

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Nov 01, 2018
Punkie Night
00:02:00

A precursor of Halloween?

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Oct 31, 2018
Legends of the Mandrake
00:02:00

On Halloween eve, it's an essential part of any witch's sorcery kit. 

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Oct 30, 2018
The Moose-Wolf Equation
00:02:00

New insights into the relationship between predator and prey.

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Oct 29, 2018
A Place for Wolves
00:02:00

Eliminating wolves from Yellowstone National Park has increased the populations of the animals they used to prey upon.

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Oct 26, 2018
Spiders vs Hoppers
00:02:00

For 2000 years, the Chinese have been able to keep one of the world's most destructive insect pests in check without the use of pesticides.

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Oct 25, 2018
Rainforest Goldrush
00:02:00

As traditional lands are invaded by gold miners, the Yanomami's way of life is threatened.

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Oct 24, 2018
The Price of Contact
00:02:00

The Yanomami People of the Northwest Amazon are paying a heavy price for contact with the outside world.

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Oct 23, 2018
On the Verge of Extinction
00:02:00

Why is the chimpanzee disappearing? This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.


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Oct 22, 2018
Uncanny Similarities
00:02:00

They embrace, they kiss....

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Oct 19, 2018
Almost Human
00:02:00

Our closest living relatives?

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Oct 18, 2018
Redefining Man
00:02:00

Throughout her lifelong study of chimpanzees, Jane Goodall has made some amazing discoveries.

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Oct 17, 2018
Home Ground
00:02:00

To establish a relationship with the natural world, begin in your own backyard.

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Oct 16, 2018
Born To Be Wild
00:02:00

Birds raised in captivity learn from their peers.

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Oct 15, 2018
Killing With Kindness
00:02:00

Wild bird rescuers may do more harm than good.

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Oct 12, 2018
When You Step on this Earth
00:02:00

How long can we depend upon our planet for sustenance?

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Oct 11, 2018
The Restless Herd
00:02:00

An Onondaga chief offers a compelling image of our relationship with the earth.

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Oct 10, 2018
Ceremonies of Humility
00:02:00

Instilling a respect for nature.

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Oct 09, 2018
Throwing Boulders in the Pond
00:02:00

Understanding the essence of where we live.

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Oct 08, 2018
Coolest Recycling on the Planet
00:02:00

One of the biggest challenges facing Antarctic scientists.

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Oct 05, 2018
Heaven and Earth
00:01:59

Antarctic scientists turn an ear to the ground and an eye to the sky.

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Oct 04, 2018
An Unlikely Banana Belt
00:02:00

One of the world's most unique living laboratories.

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Oct 03, 2018
Bottom of the World
00:02:00

The only continent where there are no indigenous people.

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Oct 02, 2018
The Trickster
00:02:00

The resourceful coyote lives up to its reputation.

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Oct 01, 2018
Geckos
00:02:00

You may want to think twice before recruiting Geckos for roach patrol.

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Sep 28, 2018
Pounding the Mound
00:02:00

The Baka use an ingenious method to harvest termites.

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Sep 27, 2018
People of the Rainforest
00:02:00

The Baka use their knowledge of plants to help them catch fish.

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Sep 26, 2018
The Telltale Click
00:02:00

Distant relatives of both dolphins and whales, hippos may also use sound to echolocate.

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Sep 25, 2018
Hippos
00:02:00

They produce sounds especially suited for transmission through air and water.

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Sep 24, 2018
Sound Ark
00:02:00

Today we let the animals do the talking.

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Sep 21, 2018
The Shaman's Message
00:02:00

The survival of indigenous people is linked to the survival of the natural world.

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Sep 20, 2018
A Network of Shamans
00:02:00

Sharing the secret knowledge of plants and herbs.

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Sep 19, 2018
The Shaman's Son
00:02:00

Understanding the spiritual life of a forest.

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Sep 18, 2018
Red Skies
00:02:00

Look to the clouds for hints about tomorrow's weather.

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Sep 17, 2018
Crickets and Cockroaches
00:02:00

Does animal behavior give us clues about the weather?

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Sep 14, 2018
Wind and Wooly Bears
00:02:00

Can timeworn proverbs help us forecast the weather?

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Sep 13, 2018
Mow High With a Sharp Blade
00:02:00

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

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Sep 12, 2018
Water and Song
00:02:00

Casting off the year's cares during Tashlicht.

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Sep 11, 2018
Bread on the Water
00:02:00

A symbolic practice on the first day of the Jewish New Year.

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Sep 10, 2018
Start With One Tree..
00:02:00

One of Africa's most successful environmental movements started with planting seven trees.

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Sep 07, 2018
Overpopulation
00:02:00

And the most overpopulated country in the world is..? 

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Sep 06, 2018
Sing to the Fish
00:02:00

Mandarese fishermen sing to their prey.

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Sep 05, 2018
They Run the Earth
00:02:00

What would happen if all the ants on earth disappeared?

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Sep 04, 2018
Cattle-Raising Ants
00:02:00

We're not the only species that practices animal husbandry.

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Sep 03, 2018
Super Organism
00:02:00

Individuals members of an ant colony are like cells in a body, each performing a specialized task.

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Aug 31, 2018
A Most Abundant Life Form
00:02:00

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

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Aug 30, 2018
The Inventors of Chemical Warfare
00:02:00

Ants fight, raid their enemies' colonies, and even use chemical weapons.

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Aug 29, 2018
The Ruthless Courtesy of Ants
00:02:00

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

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Aug 28, 2018
The Chinese Bigfoot
00:02:00

Legends of a Chinese Wildman go back 2500 years in eastern literature.

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Aug 27, 2018
Hairy Evidence
00:02:00

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

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Aug 24, 2018
The Wildman
00:02:00

Is a large, ape-like creature hiding in the remote forests of China?

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Aug 23, 2018
The Living Culture of Lapland
00:02:00

"We are not Swedes, Norwegians, Finns or Russians." 

 

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Aug 22, 2018
Reindeer Go Hi-Tech
00:02:00

Neither bridges or dams can stop their annual migration.

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Aug 21, 2018
The Future of Kenya's Wildlife Parks
00:02:00

Richard Leakey predicts there will be fences. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.


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Aug 20, 2018
Humans and Wildlife - Who's Protecting Who?
00:02:00

If you farm near a wildlife park, what's to prevent a buffalo from trampling your crops?

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Aug 17, 2018
Elephants and Ivory
00:02:00

Famed anthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey unveils his strategy to protect Kenya's elephants. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.



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Aug 16, 2018
A World-Class Gathering
00:02:00

The yearly migration of Sand Hill Cranes brings half a million birds to roost in Nebraska's Platte River.

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Aug 15, 2018
Calling All Frogs!
00:02:00

A montage of vocalizations from around the world - and their variety will surprise you.

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Aug 14, 2018
Disappearing Frogs - It's No Magic Trick
00:01:59

Are amphibians barometers of environmental change?

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Aug 13, 2018
Secrets of Bird Banding
00:02:00

Tracking avian populations on Block island.

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Aug 10, 2018
What's That Silver Bracelet?
00:02:00

Unlocking a bird's life story.

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Aug 09, 2018
Sounds of a Caravan
00:02:00

Meet the animal designed for long distance desert treks.

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Aug 08, 2018
An Ancient Pathway Through the Desert
00:02:00

"They're like the cowboys of the Chisholm trail."

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Aug 07, 2018
The Fine Art of Observing Whales
00:02:00

Life in slow-motion reveals its mysteries to the patient observer.

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Aug 06, 2018
The Evolving Song
00:01:59

All the humpback whales of the North Pacific sing the same, slowly changing song.

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Aug 03, 2018
Largest Animals on Earth
00:02:00

Being huge and fearless has its disadvantages. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.

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Aug 02, 2018
The Stuff of Legends
00:02:00

A first sighting of a whale can take your breath away. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.

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Aug 01, 2018
Birds and Landfills
00:02:00

What's a bird like you doing in a dump like this? This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.

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Jul 31, 2018
Keening
00:02:00

No Kayapo ceremony would be complete without the siren-like collective speech of the women, known as keening. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration. Anthropologist Terry Turner (1935-2015) was a strong proponent for the rights of indigenous peoples.

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Jul 30, 2018
A Song Like No Other
00:02:00

How Roger Payne discovered that the long, complicated vocalizations of the humpback whales were actually songs. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.

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Jul 27, 2018
Stopping a Dam
00:02:00

The Kayapo of Brazil proved that indigenous people can become a powerful voice in their own defense. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration. Anthropologist Terry Turner (1935-2015) was a strong proponent for the rights of indigenous peoples.

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Jul 26, 2018
Tradition as Weapon
00:02:00

A history of confrontation made the Kayapo formidable opponents to a government plan to flood their lands. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration. Anthropologist Terry Turner (1935-2015) was a strong proponent for the rights of indigenous people

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Jul 25, 2018
Returning Home
00:02:00

Decades after a government program removed them from their lands, some of Australia's indigenous peoples have returned to their traditional homes. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.

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Jul 24, 2018
From Homeland to Bomb Site
00:02:00

 The Pintobee people of Western Australia were forcibly removed from their ancestral land to create an atomic bomb test site. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.

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Jul 23, 2018
Living Culture
00:02:00

The Kayapo turned their corn ceremony into a confrontation with the Brazilian government. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration. Anthropologist Terry Turner (1935-2015) was a strong proponent for the rights of indigenous peoples.

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Jul 20, 2018
Foraging Central Park
00:02:00

Harvesting culinary delights in the wilds of New York City parks. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.

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Jul 19, 2018
Feared by Day, Stalked by Night
00:01:59

The balance of power between two species can shift when the sun goes down. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration. Anthropologist John Cavallo's (1939-2009) work spanned many disciplines. He was the Director of the Rutgers' Center for Public Archaeology.

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Jul 18, 2018
Turtles Targeted
00:02:00

Prior to Holy Week in South America, red-footed tortoises best make themselves scarce. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.

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Jul 17, 2018
The Turtle's Dilemma
00:02:00

A turtle's long life span is turning out to be a disadvantage for its survival. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.

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Jul 16, 2018
Dreaming The Land
00:02:00

Their homelands are rooted in myths of the past. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.

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Jul 13, 2018
Shell Music
00:02:00

Mangbetu women use snail shells as percussion instruments. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.

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Jul 12, 2018
Become What You Hunt
00:02:00

An immersive visit with the Mangbetu people of Central Africa. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.

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Jul 11, 2018
Controlling Mosquitos in Cities
00:02:00

The simplest way to protect yourself from mosquitos at home?

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Jul 10, 2018
Urban Mosquitos
00:02:00

Guess who is their prime target?

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Jul 09, 2018
World's Largest Pharmacy
00:02:00

Do indigenous peoples benefit when western science "discovers" their herbal medicines? This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Richard Evans Schultes (1915 - 2001), "the father of modern ethnobotany", inspired the film "Embrace of the Serpent".

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Jul 06, 2018
Living off the Land
00:02:00

Take only what you need. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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Jul 05, 2018
Water Drumming
00:02:00

If your society forbids you to use musical instruments, play the river! This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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Jul 04, 2018
Fifty Shades of Infrastructure
00:02:00

It's alive!

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Jul 03, 2018
Urban Ecology
00:02:00

More than half the people on the planet live in cities.

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Jul 02, 2018
Sandhill Cranes
00:02:00

As water projects drain a Midwestern river, the resting places for hundreds of thousands of migrating birds are threatened. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration.

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Jun 29, 2018
Do Monkeys Have a Language?
00:01:59

One of the classic studies of animal communication. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Dorothy Cheney is a professor of biology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Jun 28, 2018
Center of the Universe
00:01:59

The Yekuana roundhouse is a living symbol of the cosmos. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. David Guss is a professor emeritus at Tufts University.

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Jun 27, 2018
The Shaman's Feast
00:01:59

The power of song can symbolically transform men into animals. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. David Guss is a professor emeritus at Tufts University.


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Jun 26, 2018
When Culture Becomes a Work of Art
00:01:59

Among the Yekuana People of southern Venezuela, every object is hand-made. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. David Guss is a professor emeritus at Tufts University.


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Jun 25, 2018
Protecting Animals and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
00:02:00

In Africa, wildlife conservation areas are saving endangered species while denying indigenous peoples access to their traditional lands. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Moringe Parkipuny (1948 - 2013) was a parlimentarian, activist and indigenous spokesperson.

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Jun 22, 2018
Nomads of East Africa
00:02:00

For centuries, the Maasai have herded their cattle throughout East Africa, but their use of traditional grazing lands is being restricted. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Moringe Parkipuny (1948 - 2013) was a parlimentarian, activist and indigenous spokesperson.

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Jun 21, 2018
Diversity of Life
00:01:59

"We have little evidence that there is any ecosystem smaller than the surface of the earth." This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Famed biologist, theorist, educator and author Lynn Margulis (1938- 2011) co-developed the Gaia Hypothesis.

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Jun 20, 2018
Gaia
00:02:00

The earth is a living system. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Famed biologist, theorist, educator and author Lynn Margulis (1938-2011) co-developed the Gaia Hypothesis.

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Jun 19, 2018
So Many Options, So Few Choices
00:02:00

Of the hundreds of thousands of species of plants in the world, humanity depends on only about a dozen species for food. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Richard Evans Schultes (1915 - 2001) has been called the father of modern ethnobotany. His work inspired the film "Embrace of the Serpent".

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Jun 18, 2018
Portrait of a Lake
00:01:59

The words of Thoreau still evoke the timeless feeling of a remote mountain lake. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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Jun 15, 2018
Drugs from Plants
00:02:00

A wide range of exotic plants have yielded drugs valuable to western medicine. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Richard Evans Schultes (1915 - 2001) has been called the father of modern ethnobotany. His work inspired the film "Embrace of the Serpent".

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Jun 14, 2018
Lost Knowledge of the Amazon
00:02:00

A pioneering ethnobotanist worked with indigenous peoples around the world to discover useful plants. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Richard Evans Schultes (1915 - 2001) has been called the father of modern ethnobotany. His story inspired the film "Embrace of the Serpent".

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Jun 13, 2018
Rainforest Music
00:02:00

Singing with birds and waterfalls. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Steven Feld is currently Senior Scholar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

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Jun 12, 2018
Like a Waterfall in Your Head
00:02:00

The sound flows down and mixes with your thoughts. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Steven Feld is currently Senior Scholar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

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Jun 11, 2018
Glacier Dynamics
00:02:00

Icebergs are forming and seas are rising. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration.  Stanley S. Jacobs is currently a Special Research Scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth 

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Jun 08, 2018
An Iceberg Calves
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A roar and a tremendous splash herald the birth of a new iceberg. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Stanley S. Jacobs is currently a Special Research Scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

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Jun 07, 2018
When a Tree Falls in the Rainforest..
00:02:00

..You'd better be listening! This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Steven Feld is currently Senior Scholar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

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Jun 06, 2018
A Fluidity of Sounds
00:01:59

An audio snapshot of the daily life of the Bosavi people of Papua New Guinea.  This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Steven Feld is currently Senior Scholar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 


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Jun 05, 2018
Voices in the Forest
00:02:00

For the Bosavi people of Papua, New Guinea, sounds convey the pulse of the rainforest. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Steven Feld is currently Senior Scholar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

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Jun 04, 2018
Storm in the Amazon 01Jun18
00:02:00

Thunder shakes the darkening skies as heavy showers refresh the rainforest. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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Jun 01, 2018
Price of Deforestation 31May18
00:02:00

Every year, an area about the size of the state of Massachusetts burns in the Brazilian Rainforest. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 31, 2018
Slash and Burn. 30May18
00:02:00

A centuries-old farming method may actually help save portions of the rainforest. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 30, 2018
Voices of the Amazon. 29May18
00:02:00

The Amazonian Rainforest s alive with sound. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 29, 2018
Giant Pandas. 28May18
00:02:00

The Panda is still threatened with extinction by poaching. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 28, 2018
Pulse of the Predator 25May18
00:02:00

Understanding the relationship between predators and prey. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 25, 2018
Mountain Gorillas 24May18
00:02:00

Meet one of the first scientists to study gorillas in the wild. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 24, 2018
Exporting Environmentalism 23May18
00:02:00

George Schaller cautions western environmentalists to consider local traditions. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 23, 2018
Saving Endangered Species. 22May18
00:02:00

What's the value of saving plants and animals that are threatened by extinction? This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 22, 2018
Watcher in the Wild. 21May18
00:02:00

A world-famous conservationist shares his experiences. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 21, 2018
A Rainforest Reserve. 18May18
00:02:00

Can natural resources be protected, while allowing indigenous people to continue their traditional way of life? This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 18, 2018
Rainforest Hive. May18
00:02:00

In the Ituri forest of Zaire, the Efe people smoke bees out from their hives, sixty feet above the ground. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 17, 2018
Army Ants Clean House. 16May18
00:02:00

 A nest of marauding ants can number in the millions. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 16, 2018
Honey Whistles
00:02:00

Whistles coordinate a honey hunt in Africa's Ituri Rainforest. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 15, 2018
Carry Your Fire. 14May18
00:02:00

In the midst of a damp tropical forest, carrying a fire is easier than starting one. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 14, 2018
Tree Huggers. 11May18
00:02:00

In northern India, an unusual form of direct action saved a forest and launched an environmental movement. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 11, 2018
Time Capsule Air. 10May18
00:02:00

Measuring Earth's atmosphere from the distant past. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 10, 2018
Sea Levels Rise 09May18
00:02:00

Thirty years ago, George Woodwell warned that If the Earth's temperature continues to rise, flooding would eventually displace millions around the world. Part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 09, 2018
Warming Warning 08May18
00:02:00

Everything George Woodwell spoke about three decades ago has come to pass and his advice for the future is as relevant today as when we first broadcast these programs. Part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 08, 2018
Wolf Haven 07May18
00:02:00

A home for wolves that have been raised in captivity. This archival program (our first!) is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 07, 2018
Grey Water 04May18
00:02:00

If it isn't drinkable, that doesn't mean it's not usable.

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May 04, 2018
We're Using It Up 03May18
00:02:00

In many areas, our water supply is being drained faster than it's replenished.

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May 03, 2018
Cloud Water 02May18
00:02:00

A large cumulous cloud weighs about the same as a 747.

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May 02, 2018
Chemicals R Us 01May18
00:02:00

Approximately 4000 new chemicals are registered each day.

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May 01, 2018
Hand Sanitizers Come Under Scrutiny. 30Apr18
00:02:00

A widely used category of chemical substances could have harmful side-effects.

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Apr 30, 2018
Quats
00:02:00

A chemical compound found in many home cleansing products could be doing more than just clean.

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Apr 27, 2018
Stealth Nanoparticles 26Apr18
00:02:00

If nanoparticles from consumer products end up in solid wastes, what effect could that have on the environment?

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Apr 26, 2018
Nano Membranes 25Apr18
00:02:00

Wastewater plants typically don't filter out pharmaceuticals from our water supply. 

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Apr 25, 2018
Nano-Caff 24Apr18
00:02:00

According to the US Geological Survey, much of our fresh water is contaminated by caffeine.

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Apr 24, 2018
Poison Ivy Meets Citizen Science 23Apr18
00:02:00

Here's a way you can help track and control poison ivy.

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Apr 23, 2018
Preventing a Stroke 20Apr18
00:02:00

Designing a drug that could help stroke patients maximize whatever bypass arteries they may have.

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Apr 20, 2018
Stealth Vessels 19Apr18
00:02:00

After a stroke, a specialized network of blood vessels redirects the flow of blood in the brain.

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Apr 19, 2018
Surviving Strokes 18Apr18
00:02:00

Why is it that some patients are able to survive a stroke and others are not?

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Apr 18, 2018
Bad Name, Good Sign 17Apr18
00:02:00

Saddled with a dicey moniker, Hellbenders are indicators of a healthy water ecosystem.

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Apr 17, 2018
Hellbender! 16Apr18
00:02:00

North America's largest salamander can reach a length of two feet and weigh up to five pounds.

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Apr 16, 2018
Dynamics of Collaboration 13Apr18
00:02:00

Engineers turn misunderstandings to their advantage.

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Apr 13, 2018
Silent Blade 12Apr18
00:02:00

An owl's wing inspires the design of a quiet turbine.

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Apr 12, 2018
Shoreline Research in Binaural Stereo 11Apr18
00:02:00

An immersive glimpse of intertidal zone research.

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Apr 11, 2018
HAB's 10Apr18
00:02:00

Long term studies can help explain why we're seeing so many Harmful Algae Blooms lately.

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Apr 10, 2018
Secrets of Sediments 09Apr18
00:02:00

Burrowing crabs turn up clues to what lies beneath.

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Apr 09, 2018
Silent Flyers. 06Apr18
00:02:00

Designed for stealth flying, an owl's wing is still a bit of a mystery. 

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Apr 06, 2018
HighTech in the Time of Cholera 05Apr18
00:02:00

Solutions for a low-tech environment

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Apr 05, 2018
Electric Bacteria. 04Apr18
00:02:00

Imagine a self-powered device that can clean up human waste.

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Apr 04, 2018
When Algae Blooms 03Apr18
00:02:00

They happen all over the world, giving scientists more questions than answers.

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Apr 03, 2018
Easter Morning in Germany 02Apr18
00:02:00

Put on your headset and join us for an immersive sound portrait.

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Apr 02, 2018
Any Tool You Can Imagine 30Mar18
00:02:00

It's like attaching drill bits, but on a whole other scale.

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Mar 30, 2018
Robot-Assisted Design 29Mar18
00:02:00

Custom parts? No problem. 

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Mar 29, 2018
Trees of the Future Pulse of the Planet 28Mar18
00:02:00

The trees we plant trees today are a product of drastic, dramatic climate change.

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Mar 28, 2018
Trees That Don't Grow in Brooklyn 27Mar18
00:02:00

Hold the Mulberrys!

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Mar 27, 2018
Imagining a Cooler City 26Mar18
00:02:00

Canopies of trees helps to moderate an urban climate.

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Mar 26, 2018
Urban Soil? It's the Pits 23Mar18
00:02:01

The greatest challenge for cityscape tree planters

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Mar 23, 2018
Blueprinting and Other Calculated Surprises 22Mar18
00:02:00

The challenge of translating behavior from one culture to another

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Mar 22, 2018
Another Survey? Argh! 21Mar18
00:02:00

Is there a better way to improve service besides filling out surveys?

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Mar 21, 2018
Surprise! 20Mar18
00:02:00

There's one sure way to make a memorable impression.

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Mar 20, 2018
A Deadly Legacy 19Mar18
00:02:00

Do mother snapping turtles pass toxic substances on to their young?

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Mar 19, 2018
Nail Knowledge Pulse of the Planet 16Mar18
00:02:00

Why would anyone want to cut the toenails of a snapping turtle?

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Mar 16, 2018
Antlers - Fast and Furious 15Mar18
00:02:00

The largest antlered animal in the world is a lot speedier that you'd expect.

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Mar 15, 2018
Eco-Clues From a Feisty Teacher 14Mar18
00:02:00

Snapping turtles are teaching us invaluable lessons about the effects of toxins on the environment.

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Mar 14, 2018
A Case for Predators - Pulse of the Planet 13Mar18
00:02:00

Without wolves, there would be nothing to control the population of moose on Isle Royale.

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Mar 13, 2018
Wolves, Moose and Trees 12Mar18
00:02:00

An unexpected eco-triad

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Mar 12, 2018
Long Distance Consequences 09Mar18
00:02:00

Farming practices in the midwest impact the Gulf of Mexico.

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Mar 09, 2018
Recipe for Death 08Mar18
00:02:00

Runoff from chemical fertilizers has a deadly consequence downstream.

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