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Evidence:  Chimpanzees: Hive Raiding (Clip)
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Primatologist Christophe Boesch demonstrates and discusses a hive raiding, an aspect of chimpanzee behavior.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: August 21, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science

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Evidence:  Alfred Wegener's Crazy Idea (Podcast)
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00:24:49
An interview with Mel Zucker, Professor of Geology, Skyline College, San Bruno, California.

In the early 1900s, German meteorologist Alfred Wegener suggested that the earth's continents were once a single landmass that had somehow split into pieces, drifting their separate ways. Geologists the world over called his idea preposterous. Decades later, their ridicule shifted to admiration as new tools developed by the military to map the ocean floors revealed the engine that drives the continents' movement. Geology professor Mel Zucker tells the story of this brilliant earth scientist and how, long after his death, science finally caught up with Wegener's crazy idea.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: August 20, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: continental drift, plate tectonics


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Ice Stories:  Greenland Transportation (Clip)
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00:05:19
Landings and take-offs of helicopters, a twin otter airplane, a LC-130 Hercules transport plane; and a shot of a Hagglund tracked vehicle. Transportation used in Greenland to do scientific research.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: July 21, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: greenland, helicopter, twin otter, dhc-6, lc-130, hercules, herc, hagglund, transportation

Links: Transportation in Support of Science: The LC-130 Hercules
Transportation in Support of Science: Helicopters
Transportation in Support of Science: The Twin Otter

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Ice Stories:  Greenland, Boat Ride Past Ilulissat (Clip)
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00:01:18
Scenery of Ilulissat from a boat, the Katak.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: July 17, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
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Keywords: greenland, ilulissat, scenic, buildings, transportation, boat, katak


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Return to Mars:  Update on the Mars Phoenix Lander (Webcast)
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00:27:26
The Mars Phoenix Lander will have been collecting data and sending it back to earth for a month! Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty will examine the data and tell us what new information we've gained about Mars. We'll also get an update on our old friends, the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: June 27, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: mars phoenix lander, mars, soil, poles, rovers, spirit, opportunity, space


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Ice Stories:  Energy Dynamics within Alaska's thaw lakes (Webcast)
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00:31:00
Alaska's coastal range is covered in literally thousands of thaw lakes. Ken Hinkel, Yongwei Sheng and John Lenters are embarking on a project to reveal the subtle energy dynamics that take place within these lake systems.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: June 21, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: arctic, ice stories, barrow, alaska, scientists, dispatches, climate change, geology, biology, oceanography, ice


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Ice Stories:  Live from Both Poles on the Solstice (Webcast)
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Join us as we celebrate the beginning of summer in the Arctic and the long, cold winter in Antarctica. We'll connect live to two polar field sites: Summit Camp atop Greenland's vast ice sheet, where the sun will be shining 24 hours a day, and the South Pole Research Station, now in the middle of 6 months of darkness.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: June 20, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: antarctica, greenland, poles, polar science, winter, ice sheets, summit camp, south pole


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Ice Stories:  Tracking Endangered Bird Populations (Webcast)
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Dr. Jewel Bennett, an endangered species biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Fairbanks field office, is in Barrow leading a survey team tracking the endangered Steller's and Spectacled Eiders' populations.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: June 19, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: arctic, ice stories, barrow, alaska, scientists, dispatches, climate change, geology, biology, oceanography, ice


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Ice Stories:  Inupiaq knowledge meets science on Alaska's North Slope (Webcast)
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00:26:49
Inupiaq elders, local experts and scientific researchers partner on the North Slope to study and understand the changing environment. Wendy Eisner and Chris Cuomo join us to talk about their project: Indigenous Knowledge and Landscape in Northern Alaska.

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Date: June 17, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: arctic, ice stories, barrow, alaska, scientists, dispatches, climate change, geology, biology, oceanography, ice, inupiaq, elders, local knowledge

Links: Big Idea: Pairing Scientific and Traditional Knowledge

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Ice Stories:  Impact of Pollutants on Snow and Ice (Webcast)
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00:27:01
Amanda Grannas' research group at Villanova University studies a wide range of topics under the umbrella of "analytical environmental chemistry", including the impacts of pollutants in the snow and ice. We'll chat with Amanda about her current research in the Arctic.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: June 13, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: arctic, ice stories, barrow, alaska, scientists, dispatches, climate change, geology, biology, oceanography, ice


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