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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


The latest series of cutting-edge X-Prizes were awarded.
Plant of the Month Saturday, March 10, 20180

Plant of the Month

Pseudohydrosme gabunensis from Africa is Plant of the Month.

Connecting Country Thursday, March 8, 20180

Connecting Country

A win, win, win project.

Juno Delivers, Again! Tuesday, March 6, 20180

Juno Delivers, Again!

Viewing data from Juno's mission to Jupiter.

GOES-17 Launched Monday, March 5, 20180

GOES-17 Launched

GOES-17 goes into orbit.

Bombed Out Saturday, March 3, 20180

Bombed Out

Super-storm Riled bombs the East Coast.

Resilience Mapping Friday, March 2, 20180

Resilience Mapping

Preparing communities for climate change.

Tumbler in Paradise Wednesday, February 28, 20180

Tumbler in Paradise

Earthquakes driving geological and biological diversity.

Mysteries on the Ocean Floor Tuesday, February 27, 20180

Mysteries on the Ocean Floor

New discoveries on undersea mountains.

River Restoration and the Market Monday, February 26, 20180

River Restoration and the Market

River restoration is both economically and ecologically important.
Crossing Boundaries Sunday, February 25, 20180

Crossing Boundaries

Biodiversity boundaries are being crossed.

What is Invisible? Friday, February 23, 20180

What is Invisible?

How do  you deal with the invisible?

Wild Temperatures Thursday, February 22, 20180

Wild Temperatures

It's now above freezing in the Arctic winter.

Bobbing Boulders Wednesday, February 21, 20180

Bobbing Boulders

Building landforms is a continuous process.

Reverence Tuesday, February 20, 20180


A Sierra Nevada meditation.

Plant of the Month: Rhododendrons Monday, February 19, 20180

Plant of the Month: Rhododendrons

Rhodies are the 'plant of the month'.

Mud Flow Event Sunday, February 18, 20180

Mud Flow Event

The Grand Staircase can be both awesome and deadly.

Solar Trackers Friday, February 16, 20180

Solar Trackers

Sunflowers as solar tracking experts.

Teaching Science via Virtual Labs Thursday, February 15, 20180

Teaching Science via Virtual Labs

Storytelling, virtual labs, and 'big data' for science education.