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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Where Do Good Ideas Come From? Saturday, November 24, 20180

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

A storyteller suggests an answer.

Two Giants of Science Wednesday, March 14, 20180

Two Giants of Science

Stephen Hawking passed today.

Compassion...a new meaning Monday, December 25, 20170

Compassion...a new meaning

Mindfulness and living in this world.

Nurture or Nature? Sunday, April 2, 20170

Nurture or Nature?

Environmental influences on genetics and behavior.

David Brooks: Character & Selfies Friday, January 13, 20170

David Brooks: Character & Selfies

It's about character in the age of 'selfies'.

'Giving Tuesday' and the Environment Tuesday, November 29, 20160

'Giving Tuesday' and the Environment

Environmental and science organizations can use your support.

Olympics Mascot Killed Wednesday, June 22, 20160

Olympics Mascot Killed

The official Olympics mascot, the endangered jaguar, was killed.
Richard Feynman, 1918-1988 Wednesday, May 11, 20160

Richard Feynman, 1918-1988

The birthday of the CalTech scientist Richard Feynman is celebrated.
History of Ideas Saturday, March 19, 20160

History of Ideas

The public intellectual Alain de Botton talks about the history of ideas.
When Big is Better Sunday, January 6, 20190

When Big is Better

Think 'big data'.

Restoration Ecology 101: Iceland Friday, January 4, 20190

Restoration Ecology 101: Iceland

Restoring forests lost a 1000 years ago.

Once Extinct, Almost Extinct, Now Back Thursday, January 3, 20190

Once Extinct, Almost Extinct, Now Back

An animated story of de-extension.

New Years Flyby Tuesday, January 1, 20190

New Years Flyby

A robotic explorer beyond the known frontier.

Caving on Mars Monday, December 31, 20180

Caving on Mars

Living underground on Mars.

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2 Saturday, December 29, 20180

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2

Krakatau is again active.

12 Steps to Climate Sobriety Friday, December 28, 20180

12 Steps to Climate Sobriety

A "12 Step" program for fossil fuel sobriety.

A Rover's Photo Album Thursday, December 27, 20180

A Rover's Photo Album

Martian geology seen by Curiosity. 

A Frozen Crater Lake Tuesday, December 25, 20180

A Frozen Crater Lake

A lake on Mars.

A Grand Oasis in the Vastness of Space Friday, December 21, 20180

A Grand Oasis in the Vastness of Space

A photograph that changed perceptions.

Surf's Up, Way Up Wednesday, December 19, 20180

Surf's Up, Way Up

Stay well back!

Rare Bird Rediscovered Tuesday, December 18, 20180

Rare Bird Rediscovered

Rediscovered cloud forest species.

Plant Intelligence Monday, December 17, 20180

Plant Intelligence

An understanding of intelligence in plants.

Plant of the Month Saturday, December 15, 20180

Plant of the Month

An occasional series of botanical treats.

Life on Mars, 2020 Thursday, December 13, 20180

Life on Mars, 2020

A new Mars rover will search for past life.

Arctic Report Card Wednesday, December 12, 20180

Arctic Report Card

Arctic changes make records again.

Goodbye Voyager 2 Monday, December 10, 20180

Goodbye Voyager 2

Voyager 2 enters interstellar space

A Volcano & Climate Change Sunday, December 9, 20180

A Volcano & Climate Change

A Canadian volcano re-awakens.