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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Stunning View Wednesday, July 31, 20130

Stunning View

Cassini produced a stunning view of Titan, Enceladus, and Saturn's rings.
John Hunter on 4th Grader Achievements Tuesday, July 30, 20130

John Hunter on 4th Grader Achievements

Everyone knows great teachers matter.
Hi, my name is Click, Whistle, Pop Monday, July 29, 20130

Hi, my name is Click, Whistle, Pop

Dolphins have individual names that they recognize.
Attack of the Cannibal Lobsters Sunday, July 28, 20130

Attack of the Cannibal Lobsters

Marine studies in Maine have observed cannibalization in lobsters for the first time
Granary's Rainbow Saturday, July 27, 20130

Granary's Rainbow

Up a desolate canyon, by a slow-moving river, far from any roads...sounds like the beginning of a mystery novel. A novel it isn't but a mystery it...
Dam Down Friday, July 26, 20130

Dam Down

Using cranes and heavy-duty engineering gear, the Veazie Dam has been breached on the Penobscot River in Maine.
Size Doesn't Matter Thursday, July 25, 20130

Size Doesn't Matter

Hurricanes and cyclones can be tiny or large. Irrespective of the size they are a danger.
Echoes of Carl Wednesday, July 24, 20130

Echoes of Carl

Carl Sagan coined the famous phrase: a pale blue dot to describe how Earth would appear if seen from far in outer space.
River Running Monday, July 22, 20130

River Running

Environmental restoration has multiple meanings. Reseeding a tall-grass prairie, helping to recover endangered sea turtles, or restoring a river...
Volcanoes 101 Thursday, March 7, 20190

Volcanoes 101

A super-volcano lies under Yellowstone.

Fishing for Plastic Tuesday, March 5, 20190

Fishing for Plastic

It takes garbage to make a boat.

Phytoplankton as Green Machines Monday, March 4, 20190

Phytoplankton as Green Machines

Micro-plants, oceans, and oxygen.

Polar Plunge 2.0 Saturday, March 2, 20190

Polar Plunge 2.0

Arctic temperatures plunge into the US again.

Endangered Species...Individual Actions Friday, March 1, 20190

Endangered Species...Individual Actions

Individuals involved directly in species conservation.

Why Do Societies Collapse? Wednesday, February 27, 20190

Why Do Societies Collapse?

Jared Diamond sees patterns in collapsing societies.

Underwater Forest Appears Monday, February 25, 20190

Underwater Forest Appears

Buried 60,000 years underwater.

Recovering Reefs Sunday, February 24, 20190

Recovering Reefs

Coral restoration efforts show progress.

Air Pollution Animated Friday, February 22, 20190

Air Pollution Animated

Animators help tell a pollution story.

The Future is in Hydrogen Wednesday, February 20, 20190

The Future is in Hydrogen

A renewable energy breakthrough, maybe.

Building Resilience Tuesday, February 19, 20190

Building Resilience

Creatively thinking resilience.
Climate Time Machine Monday, February 18, 20190

Climate Time Machine

Visualizing climate science data.

Curious Bird Sunday, February 17, 20190

Curious Bird

Researchers receive a curious visitor.

Last Message Friday, February 15, 20190

Last Message

Opportunity's final contact.

Love Is In The Air Thursday, February 14, 20190

Love Is In The Air

Natural reminders for Valentine's Day.

Opportunity Signs Off Wednesday, February 13, 20190

Opportunity Signs Off

A voyage of exploration concludes.

Kuiper Belt Pancakes Monday, February 11, 20190

Kuiper Belt Pancakes

Data refinement changes intrepretation.

Rainforest Plantsmen Saturday, February 9, 20190

Rainforest Plantsmen

Rainforest plants...new uses!