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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

The End of Skiing? Thursday, February 28, 20130

The End of Skiing?

Winter won’t end, but skiing might fall off as a winter sport, if current trends continue. Where will you ski in 50 years? Maybe more in...
Change the Course Wednesday, February 27, 20130

Change the Course

Change the Course was initiated to assist water conservation efforts and help to restore the Colorado River delta.
Flashing Light Sunday, February 24, 20130

Flashing Light

Solarization is a special photo technique where a developing print is exposed to a flash of light while still in the darkroom tray. The result...
Self Portrait Saturday, February 23, 20130

Self Portrait

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at CalTech and NASA have released a panoramic self-portrait of the Curiosity Rover compiled from multiple...
Molton Rain Thursday, February 21, 20130

Molton Rain

Photography and video are used as powerful tools in helping to document research findings and create visual stories. An amazing example was...
Breakthrough Prizes Wednesday, February 20, 20130

Breakthrough Prizes

When you think of Silicon Valley, the life sciences aren't the first things that come to mind. The valley, once known for its orchards and berry...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Envious of a Sea Slug

By Lucas Gardner As reported by the Royal Society journal, Japanese researchers recently observed a very strange, very special ability of the...
President's Day Quiz Monday, February 18, 20130

President's Day Quiz

President's Day quiz: Where is the most isolated city in the world? Perhaps a volcanic island provides a clue: Mystery Desert Island (credit:...
The Dark Hedges Sunday, February 17, 20130

The Dark Hedges

We all need some mystery and mythology in our lives. That is one reason why science fiction and fantasy novels and their movie adaptations remain...
Social Distancing PSA Tuesday, March 24, 20200

Social Distancing PSA

Humor in the time of contagions.

Mountain Gorillas and COVID-19 Monday, March 23, 20200

Mountain Gorillas and COVID-19

Great Apes could contract the virus from us.

Visionary Buildings Sunday, March 22, 20200

Visionary Buildings

Desert illusions captured by a building.

Monitoring Forests Remotely Friday, March 20, 20200

Monitoring Forests Remotely

Monitoring deforestation by satellite.

Trusting Scientists Thursday, March 19, 20200

Trusting Scientists

Scientists deserve more respect.

Toolmaking Crows Wednesday, March 18, 20200

Toolmaking Crows

Crows in New Caledonia use tools.

Coronavirus Breakthroughs Monday, March 16, 20200

Coronavirus Breakthroughs

Portential treatments for the novel virus emerge.

Cornonavirus Map Saturday, March 14, 20200

Cornonavirus Map

Mapping a spreading virus.

The Hunt Thursday, March 12, 20200

The Hunt

Hunted from above and below.

Climate Hackers Wednesday, March 11, 20200

Climate Hackers

Addressing climate change with geo-engineering.

Want Sustainable Designs?....Apply Biomimicry Tuesday, March 10, 20200

Want Sustainable Designs?....Apply Biomimicry

Endless possibilities for sustainable designs.

Re-wilding Monday, March 9, 20200

Re-wilding

Restoring once complex landscapes.

Super Termites Saturday, March 7, 20200

Super Termites

A real 'terminator' arrives.

Martian Panoramas Thursday, March 5, 20200

Martian Panoramas

Seeing Mars in Hi-Res.

Re-imagining Work Wednesday, March 4, 20200

Re-imagining Work

Being mindful to re-imagine work.
Biomimicry and Light Bulbs Tuesday, March 3, 20200

Biomimicry and Light Bulbs

Intelligent designs from nature.

Teaching Science in Virtual Labs Monday, March 2, 20200

Teaching Science in Virtual Labs

New tools for teaching science.

Rocks at Rest Sunday, March 1, 20200

Rocks at Rest

Imagine being a rock.