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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Bad Bugs Sunday, July 31, 20160

Bad Bugs

Caterpillar-caused defoliation was photographed from space.

Rockin' Science Friday, July 29, 20160

Rockin' Science

Music comes to the rescue for science.

The Wild Edge Thursday, July 28, 20160

The Wild Edge

See a 'wild edge' from the Baja to the Beaufort.

De-extinction, the Good News Tuesday, July 26, 20160

De-extinction, the Good News

De-extinction of lost species may be closer than you realize.

Temperature Gauges: the Year Extraordinary Became Normal Saturday, July 23, 20160

Temperature Gauges: the Year Extraordinary Became Normal

2016 may be when the extraordinary became the new norm.

Tundra Turns to Jelly Friday, July 22, 20160

Tundra Turns to Jelly

Melting permafrost can be an explosive event.

Greenland Ice Loss Mapped Wednesday, July 20, 20160

Greenland Ice Loss Mapped

Greenland's ice melting contribution to sea level rise was mapped.
Counting Trees Tuesday, July 19, 20160

Counting Trees

Identifying all tree species in the Amazon may require 300 years more.
Blue Marble Monday, July 18, 20160

Blue Marble

A new photograph of Earth has been released.

Denying Science Thursday, January 10, 20190

Denying Science

Rejecting 'magic beans'.

What is Invisible? Tuesday, January 8, 20190

What is Invisible?

Dealing with the invisible.

Low-cost Reforestation Monday, January 7, 20190

Low-cost Reforestation

Successful reforesation that 'works with nature'.

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.