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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

"A Rose by Any Other Name..." Tuesday, April 30, 20130

"A Rose by Any Other Name..."

Saturn's north polar cyclone appears like a rose in a new NASA photograph.
History Doesn’t Stop -- It Doesn’t Even Slow Down Monday, April 29, 20130

History Doesn’t Stop -- It Doesn’t Even Slow Down

By Reilly Capps The news seemed to leap out at us from the dark last week, as it tends to do, with blood and fangs, scaring the bejeezus out of...
Sea Mountains Monday, April 29, 20130

Sea Mountains

Sea-mounts are found everywhere under the oceans. Some are volcanoes that can erupt dramatically.
Boiled Lobster Saturday, April 27, 20130

Boiled Lobster

In 2012, ocean surface temperatures along the northeast were the highest recorded in 150 years.
Deep Ecology Friday, April 26, 20130

Deep Ecology

Ecosystems can be studied at micro or macro scales. Each approach provides different but important ecological information.
Photographer Created an Original View of the West Wednesday, April 24, 20130

Photographer Created an Original View of the West

By Reilly Capps Photographers take a lot of things from events and landscapes -- images -- but they can, if they’re good, sometimes give...
Fog Tuesday, April 23, 20130

Fog

Fog is ecologically critical for several ecosystems. It is also beautiful.
Earth Day...everyday Sunday, April 21, 20130

Earth Day...everyday

Sebastião Salgado's new Genesis project required 8 years to complete. It is a prefect reminder of what is important about Earth Day and...
Coastal Zones Saturday, April 20, 20130

Coastal Zones

Vegetation is the under-appreciated protector of the coastlines. It also serves as critical wildlife habitat.
OMG Scans Greenland Glaciers Sunday, November 5, 20170

OMG Scans Greenland Glaciers

Scanning Greenland's ice dynamics.

Compassion and other creatures Sunday, November 5, 20170

Compassion and other creatures

Compassion is considered a trait uniquely human but we should make it more inclusive.

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency! Saturday, November 4, 20170

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency!

Efficiency is the name of the game for energy, architecture, and solar design with three new developments showing the way.
A Brewing Storm Friday, November 3, 20170

A Brewing Storm

Climate change is already affecting growers of coffee.

Conservatives and Conservation Thursday, November 2, 20170

Conservatives and Conservation

  Republican presidents from Theodore Roosevelt, to Richard Nixon, through George W. Bush left good environmental...
Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time Wednesday, November 1, 20170

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time

One way to restore coral reefs could require re-seeding with transplanted corals.
Whales & Drones Tuesday, October 31, 20170

Whales & Drones

Remotely controlled drones provide a quiet way to track animal behavior.
Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper Monday, October 30, 20170

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Robotic engineers at JPL are turning to bio-mimicry and using a gecko as their design guide.

Fishing for Plastic Saturday, October 28, 20170

Fishing for Plastic

It takes garbage to make a boat.

Tsunami Invaders Thursday, October 26, 20170

Tsunami Invaders

Invasive species raft across the ocean.

The Playful Wonderland Tuesday, October 24, 20170

The Playful Wonderland

From fire to photographs.

Restoration Ecology 101: Iceland Monday, October 23, 20170

Restoration Ecology 101: Iceland

Restoring forests lost for 1000 years.

Deforestation and 'Dirty Chocolate' Saturday, October 21, 20170

Deforestation and 'Dirty Chocolate'

Avoiding 'dirty chocolate'.

Mars in VR Thursday, October 19, 20170

Mars in VR

Mars as if you were there.

Sounds of Space-Time Merging Wednesday, October 18, 20170

Sounds of Space-Time Merging

An audio recording 130 million years old.

What's Under All That Ice? Tuesday, October 17, 20170

What's Under All That Ice?

Remote sensing is producing a revolution in glaciology.

Observing Neutron Stars Collide Monday, October 16, 20170

Observing Neutron Stars Collide

For the first time, neutron stars were detected colliding.

Sand Kitty Saturday, October 14, 20170

Sand Kitty

Desert sand kittens on video.