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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Comet Ison Fizzles? Saturday, November 30, 20130

Comet Ison Fizzles?

Comet Ison passed near the Sun on Thanksgiving Day and photo animations captured the event.
A Different View Thursday, November 28, 20130

A Different View

The space station had a different perspective of the Thanksgiving parades.
Midsummer Fires Tuesday, November 26, 20130

Midsummer Fires

Yosemite National Park experienced the massive Rim Fire in mid-August. Snow now covers the burn scars but run-off will carry exposed sediment in...

Monday, November 25, 2013

I Have Fallen in Love With a Car (Sharing Service)

[These sleek little Car2Go cars have just been introduced in my city, Denver. Photo from Daimler.] America's love affair with big fat...
Transition Lab Friday, November 22, 20130

Transition Lab

An existential angst often happens to college students saddled with large debts to gain degrees requiring them to then spend their lives paying it...
What a Difference a Year Makes Thursday, November 21, 20130

What a Difference a Year Makes

Deforestation occurs in many ways: clearing for agriculture, illegal logging, political corruption, and fires. With remote sensing, researchers...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

How to Convince Your Grandkids You're Not a Smelly A-Hole

  [If you own a car like this, smear mud on it. That will make it more plausible.]

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

On the Level of Animals

By Reilly Capps The animals keep getting more human. Or maybe it's the other way around.
What Next? answered and it's strange Tuesday, November 19, 20130

What Next? answered and it's strange

Queensland's Sunshine Coast known for its fine beaches but now has now been pummeled by orange-sized hail.
Where Do Good Ideas Come From? Monday, January 13, 20200

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

A storyteller suggests an answer.

Look & See Sunday, January 12, 20200

Look & See

A Portrait of Wendell Berry.

Valuing Nature Friday, January 10, 20200

Valuing Nature

How to measure nature's value.

Navel of the World Thursday, January 9, 20200

Navel of the World

Tibet's sacred mountain.

Supporting Australian 1st Responders & Wildlife Monday, January 6, 20200

Supporting Australian 1st Responders & Wildlife

Supporting emergency responders in Australia.

Smoke Sunday, January 5, 20200

Smoke

Smoke from bushfires is tracked from space.

Hey teachers...make it fun! Thursday, January 2, 20200

Hey teachers...make it fun!

Teachers should make it fun.

Phenology, Flowers, & Climate Change Monday, December 30, 20190

Phenology, Flowers, & Climate Change

Watching seasonal biological changes.

Compassion...a new meaning Sunday, December 29, 20190

Compassion...a new meaning

Mindfulness for this world.

My Country Will Be Underwater Soon Friday, December 27, 20190

My Country Will Be Underwater Soon

Kiribati and the impacts climate change.

Noam Chomsky interview Thursday, December 26, 20190

Noam Chomsky interview

On responsibility and humility.

Opportunity's Last Photo Tuesday, December 24, 20190

Opportunity's Last Photo

A Martian panorama.

Surreal Landscapes Monday, December 23, 20190

Surreal Landscapes

A surreal river from space.

Toolmaking Crows Friday, December 20, 20190

Toolmaking Crows

New Caledonian crows use hunting tools.

A Botanical Gem, Cephalotus Tuesday, December 17, 20190

A Botanical Gem, Cephalotus

The Albany pitcher plant.

Mapping Fires Monday, December 16, 20190

Mapping Fires

Satellite data used to visualize wildfires.

Conservation Photography Saturday, December 14, 20190

Conservation Photography

Photography in service for conservation.

International Mountain Day Wednesday, December 11, 20190

International Mountain Day