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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

β€œThe loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.” Friday, January 31, 20140

β€œThe loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.”

“The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.” said Mark Twain about Hawaii.
Panoramic Views Thursday, January 30, 20140

Panoramic Views

The rover Curiosity has produced another remarkable panorama from its vantage point in Gale Crater on Mars. The level of detail looks like Arizona...
An Odd Future. Hope we See It. Wednesday, January 29, 20140

An Odd Future. Hope we See It.

What does the sky look like? No – let me start over. Are you there?

'Before & After' Rocks Tuesday, January 28, 20140

'Before & After' Rocks

Mars is full of surprises. A photograph taken twelve days apart shows a new rock had appeared where it hadn't been before.
Economics Explained: The Impossible Hamster Sunday, January 26, 20140

Economics Explained: The Impossible Hamster

Economics is often called the 'dismal science'. A hamster shows the consequences.
Convergences Saturday, January 25, 20140

Convergences

Mountain tops and remote islands are perfect environments to see convergent evolution expressed. The results are often strikingly odd and...
When Galaxies Collide Friday, January 24, 20140

When Galaxies Collide

In a couple of billion years or so, the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies will collide.
Attacking the Drones Thursday, January 23, 20140

Attacking the Drones

The FAA is putting up a stink about drones, saying these drones are not allowed. Why? Is the stuff they come back with too pretty? Too...
Migrating Mangroves Tuesday, January 21, 20140

Migrating Mangroves

Mangroves are on the move. They are telling a climate change story as they march north and south.
Low-cost Reforestation Wednesday, November 6, 20190

Low-cost Reforestation

Successful reforesation that 'works with nature'.

Curiosity's Photo Album Tuesday, November 5, 20190

Curiosity's Photo Album

Haunting landscapes on Mars.

A Real Pinocchio Found...no lie! Monday, November 4, 20190

A Real Pinocchio Found...no lie!

Pinocchio lizard is no lie.

One Big Lava Lamp Sunday, November 3, 20190

One Big Lava Lamp

Ben Franklin would have loved Lava Lamps.

Juno update Friday, November 1, 20190

Juno update

Juno continues its Jupiter tour.

Halloween in Space Thursday, October 31, 20190

Halloween in Space

Re-imagining All Hallows' Day.

Viking Chardonnay Wednesday, October 30, 20190

Viking Chardonnay

A new wine region emerges.

Weather Anomalies Tuesday, October 29, 20190

Weather Anomalies

Climate change comes in multiple forms.

Rare Cat Sighting Saturday, October 26, 20190

Rare Cat Sighting

A rare feline photographed.

River Running Thursday, October 24, 20190

River Running

Removing dams restores rivers.

World Wombat Day Tuesday, October 22, 20190

World Wombat Day

A day for an iconic animal.

Revealing Pluto Monday, October 21, 20190

Revealing Pluto

Discoveries by New Horizons.

I Will Be A Hummingbird Saturday, October 19, 20190

I Will Be A Hummingbird

Wangari Maathi on the environment.

Plant Breeders Friday, October 18, 20190

Plant Breeders

We depend on plant breeders.

Robots for Mars Wednesday, October 16, 20190

Robots for Mars

Small robots for big jobs.

Return of the Bison Tuesday, October 15, 20190

Return of the Bison

Restorning a keystone species.

New Lodging Sunday, October 13, 20190

New Lodging

Finding new housing.

Colors of the Wind Friday, October 11, 20190

Colors of the Wind

Monet and van Gogh would be pleased.