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Economists Have A One-Page Solution To Climate Change...Price Carbon Sunday, June 30, 20130

Economists Have A One-Page Solution To Climate Change...Price Carbon

What ecologists have known for some time, economists are coming to realize: an easy and non-bureaucratic climate solution exists that would have a...
Islands Make Wakes...who knew? Saturday, June 29, 20130

Islands Make Wakes...who knew?

Like a saliboat on a calm sea, a canoe on a lake, or a vessel on any body of water, islands can produce a wake as well. Who knew?

Friday, June 28, 2013

Your Future Has Arrived

By Reilly Capps People like to complain that the futuristic-sounding year 2000 came and went without a particularly futuristic feel. Where's my...
Voyager Still Surprises Friday, June 28, 20130

Voyager Still Surprises

The Voyager space probe has passed into a strange and unpredicted zone of space. The original models will all need to be changed.
Ponderosa Pines: 2 Views Thursday, June 27, 20130

Ponderosa Pines: 2 Views

Colorado has been burning. Part of the reason is past forest management.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What Counts on Speeches? Optics, and Pit Stains

By Reilly Capps Obama's speech on the environment had excellent optics -- but they could have been even better. If Obama wants to attract...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Big Day for the Environment: DeChristopher is on Letterman

By Reilly Capps Tim DeChristopher, recently sprung from federal prison, is scheduled to be on "The Late Show with David Letterman" tonight....
Science Fair Projects That Will Get You Noticed Monday, June 24, 20130

Science Fair Projects That Will Get You Noticed

By Lucas Gardner When school comes back around this spring, some of you younger readers might find yourself in need of some ideas for science...

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The New Genius

By Reilly Capps There've been a few people lately standing up for for poetry and literature, but poetry's old and tired. Homer. The psalmist....
Curiosity's Photo Album Tuesday, November 5, 20190

Curiosity's Photo Album

Haunting landscapes on Mars.

A Real Pinocchio Found...no lie! Monday, November 4, 20190

A Real Pinocchio Found...no lie!

Pinocchio lizard is no lie.

One Big Lava Lamp Sunday, November 3, 20190

One Big Lava Lamp

Ben Franklin would have loved Lava Lamps.

Juno update Friday, November 1, 20190

Juno update

Juno continues its Jupiter tour.

Halloween in Space Thursday, October 31, 20190

Halloween in Space

Re-imagining All Hallows' Day.

Viking Chardonnay Wednesday, October 30, 20190

Viking Chardonnay

A new wine region emerges.

Weather Anomalies Tuesday, October 29, 20190

Weather Anomalies

Climate change comes in multiple forms.

Rare Cat Sighting Saturday, October 26, 20190

Rare Cat Sighting

A rare feline photographed.

River Running Thursday, October 24, 20190

River Running

Removing dams restores rivers.

World Wombat Day Tuesday, October 22, 20190

World Wombat Day

A day for an iconic animal.

Revealing Pluto Monday, October 21, 20190

Revealing Pluto

Discoveries by New Horizons.

I Will Be A Hummingbird Saturday, October 19, 20190

I Will Be A Hummingbird

Wangari Maathi on the environment.

Plant Breeders Friday, October 18, 20190

Plant Breeders

We depend on plant breeders.

Robots for Mars Wednesday, October 16, 20190

Robots for Mars

Small robots for big jobs.

Return of the Bison Tuesday, October 15, 20190

Return of the Bison

Restorning a keystone species.

New Lodging Sunday, October 13, 20190

New Lodging

Finding new housing.

Colors of the Wind Friday, October 11, 20190

Colors of the Wind

Monet and van Gogh would be pleased.

Searching for Exoplanets Thursday, October 10, 20190

Searching for Exoplanets

The hunt is on.