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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Energy + Water = Life Friday, September 30, 20160

Energy + Water = Life

Europa is a good place to look for life beyond Earth.

Super Bio-materials from Nature Thursday, September 29, 20160

Super Bio-materials from Nature

Nano-biology is now producing super-materials from nature.

The Iceman Cometh Tuesday, September 27, 20160

The Iceman Cometh

Otzi the iceman has been reconstructed.

Hubble Sees Water Plumes on Europa Monday, September 26, 20160

Hubble Sees Water Plumes on Europa

Europa may have geysers to rival anything on Earth.

Gentle Geniuses Saturday, September 24, 20160

Gentle Geniuses

Bonobos are 'gentle geniuses' of the rainforest.

Charon, Up Close Friday, September 23, 20160

Charon, Up Close

Charon in a new full-color view seen by New Horizons.

Super Diego Thursday, September 22, 20160

Super Diego

A super-rare tortoise was restored by a single male, Super Diego.
Martian Rivers & Lakes Friday, September 16, 20160

Martian Rivers & Lakes

Rivers and lakes existed on Mars far longer than expected.

Lava Lake Monday, September 12, 20160

Lava Lake

A lava lake has formed on KÄ«lauea.
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.