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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Organized Chaos Friday, July 31, 20150

Organized Chaos

The movement of the Longhorn crazy ant is not as erratic as once thought, new model shows
Meru and Momuments Thursday, July 30, 20150

Meru and Momuments

Through dedicated individual efforts, major accomplishments like mastering a remote peak or creating a new national monument become realities.
Beating Hearts on the Edge of Death Tuesday, July 28, 20150

Beating Hearts on the Edge of Death

"Meru" editor Bob Eisenhardt finds the soul of rock climbers Anker, Chin and Ozturk
Open Letter On Militarization of Artificial Intelligence Surprisingly Sane Tuesday, July 28, 20150

Open Letter On Militarization of Artificial Intelligence Surprisingly Sane

Holy Pluto! Saturday, July 25, 20150

Holy Pluto!

Pluto is far from a dull place as New Horizons photography and measurements show clearly.
Rescue Orca Friday, July 24, 20150

Rescue Orca

Mindful and compassionate volunteers save a stranded marine mammal.

Additional New Monuments? Thursday, July 23, 20150

Additional New Monuments?

Could more national monument designations be coming soon? Let's hope so!
"This is an Exponential Problem" Wednesday, July 22, 20150

"This is an Exponential Problem"

Upshot of cool video: Earth's taking off its cool white tee-shirt, flatulating like mad and doing acid. 
X-Prizes Tuesday, July 21, 20150

X-Prizes

The latest series of cutting-edge X-Prizes were awarded.
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.

Arctic Report Card Wednesday, December 12, 20180

Arctic Report Card

Arctic changes make records again.

Goodbye Voyager 2 Monday, December 10, 20180

Goodbye Voyager 2

Voyager 2 enters interstellar space

A Volcano & Climate Change Sunday, December 9, 20180

A Volcano & Climate Change

A Canadian volcano re-awakens.