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Four Disgusting Uses for Colorado River Water Thursday, May 30, 20130

Four Disgusting Uses for Colorado River Water

By Reilly Capps It's easy to wax poetic about rivers, to talk about them as the veins of the Earth, the coursing blood of a planet alive. Here...
Nuclear Fall-In: New Flicks Helping Nukes Change their Rep Wednesday, May 29, 20130

Nuclear Fall-In: New Flicks Helping Nukes Change their Rep

By Reilly Capps For years, America hated nuclear power with a steadfastness that seemed just as solid and unbreakable as an atom -- a greek word...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

You Must Have at Least One Good Eye

To get shots like these, you have to have patience and a good lens. But, mostly, you must have at least one eye -- preferably a good one. Photos...
The Last Ocean Wednesday, May 29, 20130

The Last Ocean

The Ross Sea in Antarctica is one of the last untouched bits of ocean anywhere. Its designation as a marine protected area is pending.
What America's Ballsiest Eco-Activist Says About Prison Will Surprise You Sunday, May 26, 20130

What America's Ballsiest Eco-Activist Says About Prison Will Surprise You

By Reilly Capps Tim DeChristopher's worst moment in prison: sick, hungry, beginning to feel like he was on his own. He worried that, by sending...
Living Tiny Sunday, May 26, 20130

Living Tiny

Some people are exploring small spaces and learning to 'live large' in the process.
What Made This Gentle Giant Kill? Saturday, May 25, 20130

What Made This Gentle Giant Kill?

By Reilly Capps What made an apparently gentle giant kill? After a Sea World trainer was killed by an orca, filmmakers set out to answer that...

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Magic Artificial Leaf

By Reilly Capps Daniel Nocera is one of the most exciting scientists in the world. He's working on doing nothing less than building an...
How to Glow: the Very Simple Way of Energy Making Friday, May 24, 20130

How to Glow: the Very Simple Way of Energy Making

By Reilly Capps  If you break down the essence of energy like you're talking to a kindergartner, it really comes down to one thing: the sun....
Denying Science Thursday, January 10, 20190

Denying Science

Rejecting 'magic beans'.

What is Invisible? Tuesday, January 8, 20190

What is Invisible?

Dealing with the invisible.

Low-cost Reforestation Monday, January 7, 20190

Low-cost Reforestation

Successful reforesation that 'works with nature'.

When Big is Better Sunday, January 6, 20190

When Big is Better

Think 'big data'.

Restoration Ecology 101: Iceland Friday, January 4, 20190

Restoration Ecology 101: Iceland

Restoring forests lost a 1000 years ago.

Once Extinct, Almost Extinct, Now Back Thursday, January 3, 20190

Once Extinct, Almost Extinct, Now Back

An animated story of de-extension.

New Years Flyby Tuesday, January 1, 20190

New Years Flyby

A robotic explorer beyond the known frontier.

Caving on Mars Monday, December 31, 20180

Caving on Mars

Living underground on Mars.

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2 Saturday, December 29, 20180

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2

Krakatau is again active.

12 Steps to Climate Sobriety Friday, December 28, 20180

12 Steps to Climate Sobriety

A "12 Step" program for fossil fuel sobriety.

A Rover's Photo Album Thursday, December 27, 20180

A Rover's Photo Album

Martian geology seen by Curiosity. 

A Frozen Crater Lake Tuesday, December 25, 20180

A Frozen Crater Lake

A lake on Mars.

A Grand Oasis in the Vastness of Space Friday, December 21, 20180

A Grand Oasis in the Vastness of Space

A photograph that changed perceptions.

Surf's Up, Way Up Wednesday, December 19, 20180

Surf's Up, Way Up

Stay well back!

Rare Bird Rediscovered Tuesday, December 18, 20180

Rare Bird Rediscovered

Rediscovered cloud forest species.

Plant Intelligence Monday, December 17, 20180

Plant Intelligence

An understanding of intelligence in plants.

Plant of the Month Saturday, December 15, 20180

Plant of the Month

An occasional series of botanical treats.

Life on Mars, 2020 Thursday, December 13, 20180

Life on Mars, 2020

A new Mars rover will search for past life.