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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?

Think Green Sunday, December 28, 20140

Think Green

It's important to Think Green during this white time of year.
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.
Compassion...a new meaning Thursday, December 25, 20140

Compassion...a new meaning

Krista Tippett points out new ways of thinking about compassion and living in this world.
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.
Once Bishop Glacier...Now Becoming Bishop Lake Monday, October 2, 20170

Once Bishop Glacier...Now Becoming Bishop Lake

British Columbian glaciers are in fast retreat.

Public Lands Day Saturday, September 30, 20170

Public Lands Day

Supporting public lands every day.

Tsunami Invaders Friday, September 29, 20170

Tsunami Invaders

Invasive species raft across the ocean.

Damage Maps for Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands Thursday, September 28, 20170

Damage Maps for Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands

JPL producees maps for hurricane recovery.

Volcano May Explode Tuesday, September 26, 20170

Volcano May Explode

Bali's Mount Agung could erupt any time.

Another Glacier Cracks in Antarctica Monday, September 25, 20170

Another Glacier Cracks in Antarctica

A Manhattan-sized iceberg has now appeared.

Cassini's Last Photos Saturday, September 23, 20170

Cassini's Last Photos

Cassini gathered data and photos until its last moment.

A 'Lost Crop' That Might Change Africa Thursday, September 21, 20170

A 'Lost Crop' That Might Change Africa

A wholistic plan for a 'lost crop' that could change Africa.
The Driest Place on Earth Tuesday, September 19, 20170

The Driest Place on Earth

The Atacama Desert as a Mars analog.

Watching Tundra Melt Monday, September 18, 20170

Watching Tundra Melt

Permafrost melting in 'real time'.

A Giraffe Boosts Conservation Saturday, September 16, 20170

A Giraffe Boosts Conservation

A white giraffe becomes a wildlife icon.

Cassini's Last Bow Friday, September 15, 20170

Cassini's Last Bow

The spacecraft's exploration of Saturn has ended.

Huygens and Titan Thursday, September 14, 20170

Huygens and Titan

Remembering a distant moon lander.

Goodbye to Cassini Wednesday, September 13, 20170

Goodbye to Cassini

Cassini takes a bow and exits the stage.

Comparing Sizes Tuesday, September 12, 20170

Comparing Sizes

Physical size mattered in the Cenozoic.

Animal Shelters Monday, September 11, 20170

Animal Shelters

Compassion for animals was shown during Irma's wrath.

Where's The Ocean Gone? Saturday, September 9, 20170

Where's The Ocean Gone?

A seafloor sucked dry.

Surging Storms Friday, September 8, 20170

Surging Storms

New environmental satellites map weather events.