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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Top 10 New Species for 2014 Wednesday, December 31, 20140

Top 10 New Species for 2014

There were a few "good news" bits in 2014...biologically speaking.
Reflections on 2014 Tuesday, December 30, 20140

Reflections on 2014

Robert Reich reflects on "grass roots" accomplishments during the past year.
When is fear mongering justified? Monday, December 29, 20140

When is fear mongering justified?

Can someone use facts to monger fear? Is it right?

Earth & Space Saturday, December 27, 20140

Earth & Space

A photo-animation of Earth and space by the ESA.
Where Does Creativity Come From? Friday, December 26, 20140

Where Does Creativity Come From?

Creativity and genus can be a bit of magic for anyone.
Santa's Crisis of Confidence Tuesday, December 23, 20140

Santa's Crisis of Confidence

The Big Guy is asking big questions.
X-Ray'd Monday, December 22, 20140

X-Ray'd

JPL may have decided to join the art market with a stunning new view of the Sun.
Gravity's Potato Sunday, December 21, 20140

Gravity's Potato

The Earth's gravitational field is unevenly distributed and looks like a lumpy potato.
Air Pollution Life Cycles Saturday, December 20, 20140

Air Pollution Life Cycles

Scientists have turned to animators in helping to communicate an important story about air pollution.
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.