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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

DeChristopher's a Wrecking Ball Friday, February 28, 20140

DeChristopher's a Wrecking Ball

Tim DeChristopher came to prominence as a monkey wrencher, but the tool that best describes him now is probably "sledgehammer." 
So Many New Planets, So Little Time to Explore Friday, February 28, 20140

So Many New Planets, So Little Time to Explore

Kepler announced confirmation of 715 new planets with more to come from the trove of stars already scanned into the database.
The Distorting Effect of Ideology Thursday, February 27, 20140

The Distorting Effect of Ideology

Why would so many Republicans see the evidence on a natural phenomenon so differently from the way that most people see it? Do they also have...
Beyond the Beyond Wednesday, February 26, 20140

Beyond the Beyond

Ancient mariners and Tibetan monks each had their ideas of a place that was 'beyond the beyond', the very definition of faraway. They could have...
The Cosmos is All That Is ... Cool Monday, February 24, 20140

The Cosmos is All That Is ... Cool

In just two weeks, Fox debuts their new version of Cosmos. I need to find some Sheldon-level geeks to watch it with. I need to...
The Tree of Life, in Your Pocket Monday, February 24, 20140

The Tree of Life, in Your Pocket

Because, sometimes, when you're on the bus, you need to know how finches are related to budgies. 
A Bad Attitude Monday, February 24, 20141

A Bad Attitude

By Reilly Capps  If physical violence is always wrong -- and it is -- then why does it sometimes feel so good?
Sochi, the Caucasus Sunday, February 23, 20140

Sochi, the Caucasus

The 2014 Winter Olympics are ending in Sochi, Russia. An impressive 'last look' shows the entire venue even if not the skiers.
Swamped Saturday, February 22, 20140

Swamped

Between December 2013 and January 2014, a series of storms in the UK left 15 inches of rain on southern England. The storms have produced major...
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