By the time my son was two or three years old, he knew books were always going to be part of the holiday gifts he’d receive from me. This year, I sent him three by Colm Toibin–the novels “Brooklyn” and “The...
Governor Andrew Cuomo today confirmed that New York will miss the November 29th deadline to finish its health review on hydro-fracking. Speaking on 1300-AM, WGDJ Radio in Albany, Cuomo said a new health panel would not be realistically able to...
Nov 30, 2006 — Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about what makes a gemstone instead of a lump. How do high-school chemistry terms such as carbon and aluminum oxide become the stuff dreams--and bling--are made of? Go to full article
Oct 20, 2005 — Planetary probes continue to bring us remarkable images of other worlds. Images of Venus show a blast furnace environment crossed by rivers of molten rock. On Mars one can see a shield volcano the size of Arizona. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager take us out of this world. Go to full article
Oct 13, 2005 — The power of volcanos comes from more than the intense heat and pressure found beneath the earth. The force behind violent eruptions often comes from steam created when molten lava vaporizes underground water. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about nature's blowouts. Go to full article
Apr 28, 2005 — Some scientists believe that the entire Earth was locked in ice between 600,00 and 700,000 years ago. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss the increasingly popular "Snowball Earth" theory, and how it affected the course of life. Go to full article
Oct 07, 2004 — Harvard geologists believe that at least one ice age, 600 million years ago, covered the entire earth--that the oceans were covered by a kilometer of ice. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss the controversial new theory. Go to full article
Mar 13, 2003 — Dr. Curt Stager discusses the practice of using a divining rod to find water. Some people seem to be able to do it. So, is it for real, or just an old wives tale? The answer may lie somewhere in between. Go to full article
Jan 23, 2003 — Sometimes lakes appear on top of old glacier deposits. Dr. Curt Stager explains that some potato fields in Gabriels, NY have exhibited the characteristics of ice-walled lake plains. Go to full article
Apr 22, 2002 — A moderate earthquake hit the north country on Saturday, damaging churches, cracking foundations, and shattering storefront windows. The tremor and two long aftershocks did the most damage in Clinton County, fifteen miles southwest of Plattsburgh. Brian Mann toured the area and has this report. Go to full article