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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Endangered Species Takes Another Critical Blow Sunday, May 31, 20150

Endangered Species Takes Another Critical Blow

What appears to be a fatal disease has wiped out a significant fraction of the Central Asian saiga
Plant of the Month Saturday, May 30, 20150

Plant of the Month

Gum trees are found throughout Australia from the tropics to the alpine. Many are very beautiful and very rare.
Drenching the Drought Thursday, May 28, 20150

Drenching the Drought

90% of Texas was in drought conditions in 2014, much of it extreme. In May 2015, the percentage of affected areas has fallen to 30% and it is...
Temperature Anomalies Wednesday, May 27, 20150

Temperature Anomalies

A temperature anomaly occurred this week when Alaska had higher temperatures than Texas.
Scientific Misconduct Is A Bigger Problem Than You Think Tuesday, May 26, 20150

Scientific Misconduct Is A Bigger Problem Than You Think

The recent dispute over a study published in Science is an occasion to look at the deeper problems in science publishing
Ocean Blooming Tuesday, May 26, 20150

Ocean Blooming

The "blooming" of algae in the North Atlantic offers hope for restoration of depleted fisheries.
Why Is It So Lame to Love Plants? Tuesday, May 19, 20150

Why Is It So Lame to Love Plants?

Maybe Leaving Earth Doesn't Make Sense Monday, May 18, 20150

Maybe Leaving Earth Doesn't Make Sense

Is DNA the Soul? Sunday, May 17, 20150

Is DNA the Soul?

Is it possible to find meaning in a string of acids? 
Low-cost Reforestation Monday, February 10, 20200

Low-cost Reforestation

Successful reforesation 'works with nature'.

Voyager Wakes Up Saturday, February 8, 20200

Voyager Wakes Up

Fire Mapping by Re-photography Friday, February 7, 20200

Fire Mapping by Re-photography

Australian fires mapped by Copernicus.

Turtle Tracking Wednesday, February 5, 20200

Turtle Tracking

Anyone can help turtle conservation.

Photogenic Mars Tuesday, February 4, 20200

Photogenic Mars

A phtographic mantra is, "location, location, location".
Arctic Greening Sunday, February 2, 20200

Arctic Greening

The Arctic is greening, and fast.

Docs at Sundance Saturday, February 1, 20200

Docs at Sundance

Global documentaries premiere at Sundance.

Robo Reptiles and Slither Bots Friday, January 31, 20200

Robo Reptiles and Slither Bots

Slither-bots for Mars.

Plant Trees Wednesday, January 29, 20200

Plant Trees

One doable climate change solution.

Eagle as Filmmaker Monday, January 27, 20200

Eagle as Filmmaker

Sea Eagle becomes a movie producer.

Luminescent Turtles & Young Explorers Sunday, January 26, 20200

Luminescent Turtles & Young Explorers

Biodiversity constantly surprises.

Where Buffaloes Once Roamed Friday, January 24, 20201

Where Buffaloes Once Roamed

The first wildlife restoration.

Drawing Fish Wednesday, January 22, 20200

Drawing Fish

James Prosek ponders fish.

Bobbing Boulders Tuesday, January 21, 20200

Bobbing Boulders

Building landforms is a continuous process.

Visualizing the Biosphere Monday, January 20, 20200

Visualizing the Biosphere

The Earth's fragility visualized.

A Stark Divide Saturday, January 18, 20200

A Stark Divide

Earth's brown, green, and blue colors.

North Pole, Mars Thursday, January 16, 20200

North Pole, Mars

New polar feature observed.

Fog Farmers Tuesday, January 14, 20200

Fog Farmers

Fog harvesters gather water.