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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.
China's Tidal River Tuesday, September 20, 20160

China's Tidal River

The Qiantang River produces one powerful surge.

Open Passage Monday, September 19, 20160

Open Passage

Mid-century predictions of an Arctic 'open ocean' need to be revised.
OMG Scans Greenland Glaciers Sunday, November 5, 20170

OMG Scans Greenland Glaciers

Scanning Greenland's ice dynamics.

Compassion and other creatures Sunday, November 5, 20170

Compassion and other creatures

Compassion is considered a trait uniquely human but we should make it more inclusive.

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency! Saturday, November 4, 20170

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency!

Efficiency is the name of the game for energy, architecture, and solar design with three new developments showing the way.
A Brewing Storm Friday, November 3, 20170

A Brewing Storm

Climate change is already affecting growers of coffee.

Conservatives and Conservation Thursday, November 2, 20170

Conservatives and Conservation

  Republican presidents from Theodore Roosevelt, to Richard Nixon, through George W. Bush left good environmental...
Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time Wednesday, November 1, 20170

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time

One way to restore coral reefs could require re-seeding with transplanted corals.
Whales & Drones Tuesday, October 31, 20170

Whales & Drones

Remotely controlled drones provide a quiet way to track animal behavior.
Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper Monday, October 30, 20170

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Robotic engineers at JPL are turning to bio-mimicry and using a gecko as their design guide.

Fishing for Plastic Saturday, October 28, 20170

Fishing for Plastic

It takes garbage to make a boat.

Tsunami Invaders Thursday, October 26, 20170

Tsunami Invaders

Invasive species raft across the ocean.

The Playful Wonderland Tuesday, October 24, 20170

The Playful Wonderland

From fire to photographs.

Restoration Ecology 101: Iceland Monday, October 23, 20170

Restoration Ecology 101: Iceland

Restoring forests lost for 1000 years.

Deforestation and 'Dirty Chocolate' Saturday, October 21, 20170

Deforestation and 'Dirty Chocolate'

Avoiding 'dirty chocolate'.

Mars in VR Thursday, October 19, 20170

Mars in VR

Mars as if you were there.

Sounds of Space-Time Merging Wednesday, October 18, 20170

Sounds of Space-Time Merging

An audio recording 130 million years old.

What's Under All That Ice? Tuesday, October 17, 20170

What's Under All That Ice?

Remote sensing is producing a revolution in glaciology.

Observing Neutron Stars Collide Monday, October 16, 20170

Observing Neutron Stars Collide

For the first time, neutron stars were detected colliding.

Sand Kitty Saturday, October 14, 20170

Sand Kitty

Desert sand kittens on video.