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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.
Comet 67P in 3D Wednesday, December 17, 20140

Comet 67P in 3D

Get out those 3D glasses to see what a comet really looks like.
Mars-copters Sunday, March 10, 20190

Mars-copters

A flying machine for Mars.

Landforms & Walls Friday, March 8, 20190

Landforms & Walls

Geomorphology complicates building walls.

Volcanoes 101 Thursday, March 7, 20190

Volcanoes 101

A super-volcano lies under Yellowstone.

Fishing for Plastic Tuesday, March 5, 20190

Fishing for Plastic

It takes garbage to make a boat.

Phytoplankton as Green Machines Monday, March 4, 20190

Phytoplankton as Green Machines

Micro-plants, oceans, and oxygen.

Polar Plunge 2.0 Saturday, March 2, 20190

Polar Plunge 2.0

Arctic temperatures plunge into the US again.

Endangered Species...Individual Actions Friday, March 1, 20190

Endangered Species...Individual Actions

Individuals involved directly in species conservation.

Why Do Societies Collapse? Wednesday, February 27, 20190

Why Do Societies Collapse?

Jared Diamond sees patterns in collapsing societies.

Underwater Forest Appears Monday, February 25, 20190

Underwater Forest Appears

Buried 60,000 years underwater.

Recovering Reefs Sunday, February 24, 20190

Recovering Reefs

Coral restoration efforts show progress.

Air Pollution Animated Friday, February 22, 20190

Air Pollution Animated

Animators help tell a pollution story.

The Future is in Hydrogen Wednesday, February 20, 20190

The Future is in Hydrogen

A renewable energy breakthrough, maybe.

Building Resilience Tuesday, February 19, 20190

Building Resilience

Creatively thinking resilience.
Climate Time Machine Monday, February 18, 20190

Climate Time Machine

Visualizing climate science data.

Curious Bird Sunday, February 17, 20190

Curious Bird

Researchers receive a curious visitor.

Last Message Friday, February 15, 20190

Last Message

Opportunity's final contact.

Love Is In The Air Thursday, February 14, 20190

Love Is In The Air

Natural reminders for Valentine's Day.

Opportunity Signs Off Wednesday, February 13, 20190

Opportunity Signs Off

A voyage of exploration concludes.