Science http://kenw.org en "Incredible Journey of the Butterflies" on NOVA airs Wednesday, the 30th at 8 pm http://kenw.org/post/incredible-journey-butterflies-nova-airs-wednesday-30th-8-pm <p>Every year, 100 million Monarch butterflies set off on an incredible journey across North America. These beautiful creatures fly 2,000 miles to reach their remote destination: a tiny area high in the mountains of Mexico. Yet scientists are still puzzling over how the butterflies achieve this tremendous feat of endurance&nbsp;— and how, year after year, the Monarchs navigate with such hair's-breadth precision. NOVA flies along with the Monarchs, visiting the spectacular locations they call home and meeting the dangers they encounter along the way. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:13:30 +0000 Rena Garrett 40556 at http://kenw.org "Incredible Journey of the Butterflies" on NOVA airs Wednesday, the 30th at 8 pm "Love in the Animal Kingdom" on Nature airs Wednesday, the 30th at 7 pm http://kenw.org/post/love-animal-kingdom-nature-airs-wednesday-30th-7-pm <p>Animals dance, sing, flirt and compete with everything they’ve got to find and secure a mate. For many, the all-important bonds they share as a couple are what enable the next generation to survive. Can we call these bonds love? In this delightful, provocative look at the love life of animals, watch the feminine wiles of a young gorilla, the search for Mr. Right among a thousand flamingos, the open “marriages” of blue-footed boobies, the soap opera arrangements of gibbons and all the subtle, outrageous, romantic antics that go into finding a partner.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:09:10 +0000 Rena Garrett 40555 at http://kenw.org "Love in the Animal Kingdom" on Nature airs Wednesday, the 30th at 7 pm "Your Inner Monkey" airs on Wednesday, April 23rd at 9 pm http://kenw.org/post/your-inner-monkey-airs-wednesday-april-23rd-9-pm <p>Our primate progenitors had bodies a lot like those of modern monkeys and spent tens of millions of years living in trees. From them we inherited our versatile hands, amazing vision and capable brains — but also some less beneficial traits, including our bad backs and terrible sense of smell.</p><p><strong>"Your Inner Monkey," Pt. 3, on Your Inner Fish</strong> airs on Wednesday, April 23rd at 9 pm on channels 3 and 3-1.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:49:45 +0000 Rena Garrett 40536 at http://kenw.org "Your Inner Monkey" airs on Wednesday, April 23rd at 9 pm Are smarter animals more social? Find out on Nova, April 23rd at 8 pm http://kenw.org/post/are-smarter-animals-more-social-find-out-nova-april-23rd-8-pm <p>What makes an animal smart? Many scientists believe the secret lies in relationships. Throughout the animal kingdom, some of the cleverest creatures — including humans — seem to be those who live in complex social groups, like dolphins, elephants and apes. Could the skills required to keep track of friend and foe make animals smarter? To find out, NOVA goes inside the social lives of some of the smartest animals on the planet.</p><p><strong>"Inside Animal Minds: Who's the Smartest" on NOVA </strong>airs on Wednesday, April 23rd at 8:00 pm on channels 3 and 3-1.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:39:38 +0000 Rena Garrett 40532 at http://kenw.org Are smarter animals more social? Find out on Nova, April 23rd at 8 pm Learn more about snow monkeys on Nature, April 23rd at 7 pm http://kenw.org/post/learn-more-about-snow-monkeys-nature-april-23rd-7-pm <p>In the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys functions in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows his and her place. Their leader is still new to the job and something of a solitary grouch. One innocent little monkey, unaware of his own low status, reaches out to this lonely leader and they form a rare and remarkable bond that alters both their lives. Changing seasons bring new babies, family disagreements and tragedies. Mating season brings competition for females as the days grow shorter and colder in the rush to winter. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:35:04 +0000 Rena Garrett 40531 at http://kenw.org Learn more about snow monkeys on Nature, April 23rd at 7 pm