EarthSky 22 for the week of February 11, 2011

Arr, me hearty! This week, on the 22 … pirates! And Valentines Day. Lovers in the night sky, wine, and learning from the birds and bees.

This week’s super science presentations by EarthSky22 host Jorge Salazar and by producers Beth Lebwohl, Ryan Britton, Emily Howard and more … including …

Rebecca Costa, sociobiologist and author of “The Watchman’s Rattle” on a hopeful future.

Image Credit: Tomas Castelazo

Deborah Byrd on L.O.V.E. love in the night sky.

Weird Science with Ryan Britton: The U.S. Navy’s mathematical models help predict where pirates will strike next. Arr!

Emily Howard on the world’s oldest winery.

Biomimicry – design that takes inspiration from nature – with Rebecca Johnson of The San Diego Zoo.

Plus! Sheril Kirshenbaum on the science of kissing.

Special thanks to EarthSky22 lead producer Mike Brennan and to this week’s musical contributors:

Jesse Woods

The Black and White Years

The Sour Notes

Dana Falconberry

One Hundred Flowers

Built By Snow

The Bright Light Social Hour

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