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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

World's Highest Poop to Become Energy Tuesday, March 31, 20150

World's Highest Poop to Become Energy

​The waste is piling up on Everest. There's a plan to use it for fuel. 
Astrobiology, Of Age, Reevaluates its Assumptions Monday, March 30, 20150

Astrobiology, Of Age, Reevaluates its Assumptions

Astrobiology is getting serious about its techniques in the quest for discovering alien life
Highest Temperature Ever Recorded...63.5F Sunday, March 29, 20151

Highest Temperature Ever Recorded...63.5F

In the far south, some strange weather events happened last week.
the Powers of Ten Saturday, March 28, 20150

the Powers of Ten

Visualizing some 'big data', the Powers of Ten is still as amazing to view as it was nearly 40 years ago.
Where it never rains...now it floods! Wednesday, March 25, 20150

Where it never rains...now it floods!

In parts of the Atacama Desert  it virtually never rains...and now it is flooding.
Tortoise Tracking Tuesday, March 24, 20150

Tortoise Tracking

Anyone can adopt a tortoise, and join the research on an ancient and endangered critter.
Research helps explain Empathy and Compassion Monday, March 23, 20151

Research helps explain Empathy and Compassion

New research is helping to explain the basis of human empathy and compassion. We could use a good deal more nowadays.
Should Al Gore Run for President? Thursday, March 19, 20150

Should Al Gore Run for President?

The politician who's loudest on climate change could make a racket in 2016
St. Patrick's Day...in space Tuesday, March 17, 20150

St. Patrick's Day...in space

Astronauts on the space station celebrate St. Patrick's Day in space.
A Mongolian Lake Saturday, November 30, 20190

A Mongolian Lake

A Central Asian lake from space.

A Knowledge of Plants Friday, November 29, 20190

A Knowledge of Plants

A modern plant explorer.

My Life As A Turkey Thursday, November 28, 20190

My Life As A Turkey

A true turkey story.

Failing Grades Tuesday, November 26, 20190

Failing Grades

A climate change report card.

Where Does Creativity Come From? Sunday, November 24, 20190

Where Does Creativity Come From?

Creativity has a bit of magic.

Winning Isn't Everything Friday, November 22, 20190

Winning Isn't Everything

Ping-pong as life-lesson.

Robo Reptiles and Slither Bots Thursday, November 21, 20190

Robo Reptiles and Slither Bots

Slither-bots created for Mars.

Europa's Water Monday, November 18, 20190

Europa's Water

Water vapor on a Jovian moon.

Koala Needing Rescue Saturday, November 16, 20190

Koala Needing Rescue

An injured animal hospital.

World Views Friday, November 15, 20190

World Views

The Earth in new perspectives.

If The Moon Was Another Planet? Thursday, November 14, 20190

If The Moon Was Another Planet?

If the moon were Saturn?

Mars Oxygen? Wednesday, November 13, 20190

Mars Oxygen?

Another Martian puzzle.

'Mandela's Gold' Tuesday, November 12, 20190

'Mandela's Gold'

A plant named for the human rights leader.

Master Huddlers Sunday, November 10, 20190

Master Huddlers

Penguins never cease to amaze.

Dam Down Friday, November 8, 20190

Dam Down

A 'deadbeat dam' comes down.

Re-photography Rules Thursday, November 7, 20190

Re-photography Rules

A poweful tool for visualizing change.

Low-cost Reforestation Wednesday, November 6, 20190

Low-cost Reforestation

Successful reforesation that 'works with nature'.

Curiosity's Photo Album Tuesday, November 5, 20190

Curiosity's Photo Album

Haunting landscapes on Mars.