In this week's episode we dig up the "King of Gore," the oldest discovered Tyrannosaurid dinosaur yet. We also learn how ordinary foam can help protect athletes from concussions and how a tongue-controlled wheelchair could give people with paralysis more independence. Check it out!
Earth & Environment
The "third rock from the Sun"—Earth. With an orbit neither too close nor too far from the Sun, it occupies a unique position in the Solar System. It's the only planet known to man with the right conditions for the origin and evolution of life. During Earth's 4.5 billion-year history, a combination of processes has transformed it into a watery blue, living planet. The Earth's ecosystems involve complex interactions between the biological (living) and physical (non-living) worlds. Scientific research helps us comprehend our effects on the environment and how the environment in turn responds to impacts of our activities.
Marine Biologist Kate Furby, who explains what Corals are, and how some species of Coral can seemingly come back...from the dead!
This episode explores how invasive lodgepole pine is affecting the landscape of New Zealand and possibly creating a greater risk of wildfire.
Discover how data from the ice core record are used to help scientists predict the future of our climate
Researchers bring their invention to market - the world's first bioelectrically enhanced wastewater to energy system
This short teaser video introduces us to the mission of Firefly, a CubeSat built by undergraduate students with the partnership of Goddard Space Flight Center and the National Science Foundation.
Shells can provide whispers of ocean history
Scientists are learning more about the movements of local mountain lions to understand how we can better share our California habitats.
Researchers seek to visually communicate how human impacts such as overfishing, pollution, and carbon dioxide emissions have contributed to coral reef decline over the past few decades.
Researchers try to determine how much this "canary in a coal mine" can say about the impact of a warming climate on the Arctic region
This week's episode highlights wireless monitors, Antarctic glacier melt, S&E employment and finally a volcano discovery
What is happening with New Zealand forests? A team of University of Colorado fire scientists dig deep into the New Zealand forest for clues about the past and future of wildfire in this fragile ecosystem.
Atmospheric rivers control our weather and water resources in the West.
The nearly 10 million people in the city and county of Los Angeles, California require a lot of water - most of which is imported snow melt from the Eastern Sierra Nevadas and Rocky Mountains, hundreds of miles away. UCLA researchers Stephanie Pincetl and Mark Gold are studying how Los Angeles can reduce its water imports and better capture, store and reuse water for a more sustainable water supply.
WHOI ceanographers and a graphic designer team up to create Bloom, a book inspired by the ocean's voluminous seasonal phytoplankton seasonal phytoplankton blooms.
Warming is altering Greenland's tundra, affecting carbon dynamics
Fire scientist David Bowman gives a heartfelt testimony of the danger of catastrophic bushfire around his hometown of Hobart, Tasmania.
Farmers in Kansas and other states that sit atop the Ogallala aquifer - the largest freshwater aquifer in North America - are pumping out water for crop irrigation far faster than natural seepage of rainwater can replenish it. Scientist David Hyndman from Michigan State University is helping develop a plan to better manage this vital resource for sustainable farming.
Tristan and artist Shawn Towne set out to develop a novel means of conveying human impacts on sea grass beds through art based on light and movement.
New information about glacier melting will help fine tune climate models; improve predictions for sea level rise