60 Minutes: Gay or Straight?

What makes a person gay or straight? Lesley Stahl talks to researchers trying to answer that question. One clue may be found in twins. RT 14:30, first aired March 12, 2006.

Evolution and Oxygen

3 Billion years ago cyanobacteria appeared on the planet, changing the course of life on earth. Scientists call this event the Oxygen Catastrophe.

This video discusses the appearance of cyanobacteria and the effect it had on the evolution of life over the next 3 billion years.

Suitable for an introduction to evolution, endosymbiosis and the appearance of photosynthesis and oxygen. The < 10 minute video includes an introduction to iron strata formation and the relationship between cyanobacteria and chloroplasts.

Louis Armstrong: 1958 Newport Jazz Festival

An unbelievable performance by Louis Armstrong & Jack Teagarden at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.

All-Stars include Trummy Young on Trombone; Billy Kyle on Piano and Danny Barcelona on Drums. Filmed by Bert Stern.

Natural World: A Farm for the Future

BBC production, first aired February 2009, RT 48:38. Produce locally, reduce consumption!

Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family's farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key.

PBS Evolution: Great Transformations

Second of the sub-series of NOVA. RT 56:16.

What triggered the incredible diversity of life on Earth, and how have complex life forms, including humans, evolved? Is there direction to evolution? And is human intelligence inevitable? This program focuses on evolution's "great transformations"among them the development of a standard four-limbed body plan, the journey from water to land, the return of marine mammals to the sea, and the emergence of humans. Driven by a combination of opportunism and a genetic "toolkit," these astounding leaps forward define the arc of evolution. And they suggest that every living creature on earth today, and every species that has ever existed, is a variation on a grand genetic themea member of one, and only one, tree of life.

The Petaminx

This is my completed Petaminx based on Andrew Cormier's design....

Pixies: Where is My Mind, Live 2004

The Pixies reunited in 2004 for a triumphant worldwide tour that saw the band playing better than ever, injecting the classic songs with renewed energy and universal critical response.

Foghorn Leghorn: Sock A Doodle Do

Circa 1952, RT 7:16.

A prize-fighting banty rooster, so slap-happy that he goes into a punching spree whenever he hears a bell, falls out of a truck and onto the farm where Foghorn Leghorn is in the midst of his usual sparring match with the barnyard dog. Foghorn and the dog use the fighter-rooster's manic punching against each other by ringing a bell once the rooster is within striking distance of their intended victim.