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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

The Catseye Saturday, May 31, 20140

The Catseye

The Catseye Nebulae is a celestial beauty three thousand light-years away.
Reefs 2, Miners 0 Thursday, May 29, 20140

Reefs 2, Miners 0

Turns out that placing a coal shipping facility near a world famous coral reef ecosystem isn't such a good idea.
Fire Rainbows Tuesday, May 27, 20140

Fire Rainbows

Fire Rainbows or are known for their odd appearance and unusual production requirements.
How Rich is Bill Gates? Saturday, May 24, 20140

How Rich is Bill Gates?

One of the many reasons to love this man -- he makes me understand things. 
Half Empty or Half Full? Thursday, May 22, 20140

Half Empty or Half Full?

Lake Powell in Utah and Arizona is "running on empty", waterwise.
Supercells Wednesday, May 21, 20140

Supercells

Supercell thunderstorms can produce extreme weather events. Watch out!
Floods & Arks Tuesday, May 20, 20140

Floods & Arks

In the children's fable, Noah built an ark to survive a flood of Biblical proportions. Noah may be needed again.
In Sun-burnt Lands Sunday, May 18, 20140

In Sun-burnt Lands

Two of my favorite places, California and Australia, are experiencing some of their worst drought conditions ever.
Hitting a Bullseye Friday, May 16, 20140

Hitting a Bullseye

Like hitting a bullseye, meteors have revealed water ice occurs at shallow depths on Mars.
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.