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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Yardangs & Salt Flats Monday, June 30, 20140

Yardangs & Salt Flats

Inhospitable might best describe the Salar de Arizaro in South America.
Placing Lids on Emissions Sunday, June 29, 20140

Placing Lids on Emissions

A new map shows that real progress can be made in reducing air pollutants if "lids" are put on the gases.
Orion Rising Saturday, June 28, 20140

Orion Rising

The Greeks named the three stars oriented like beads on a string as Orion's Belt. The Hunter also carried a sword.
Martian Selfie Friday, June 27, 20140

Martian Selfie

The Martian explorer Curiosity took a birthday selfie.
Risky Business Thursday, June 26, 20140

Risky Business

Risk analysis is used in business to identify factors that can jeopardize a project. Climate change is ideal for such an analysis.
Mission Ocean Wednesday, June 25, 20140

Mission Ocean

The Global Oceans Commission has just released an important report: Mission Ocean
Auroras by Any Name Tuesday, June 24, 20140

Auroras by Any Name

A progression of stunning ultra-violet auroras.
Wavy Jets Monday, June 23, 20140

Wavy Jets

The jet stream has been making some big waves lately. 
March of the Penguins Sunday, June 22, 20140

March of the Penguins

Science is self-correcting as new data disrupts old dogmas. A colony of marching penguins shows the way.
Connecting Country Thursday, March 8, 20180

Connecting Country

A win, win, win project.

Juno Delivers, Again! Tuesday, March 6, 20180

Juno Delivers, Again!

Viewing data from Juno's mission to Jupiter.

GOES-17 Launched Monday, March 5, 20180

GOES-17 Launched

GOES-17 goes into orbit.

Bombed Out Saturday, March 3, 20180

Bombed Out

Super-storm Riled bombs the East Coast.

Resilience Mapping Friday, March 2, 20180

Resilience Mapping

Preparing communities for climate change.

Tumbler in Paradise Wednesday, February 28, 20180

Tumbler in Paradise

Earthquakes driving geological and biological diversity.

Mysteries on the Ocean Floor Tuesday, February 27, 20180

Mysteries on the Ocean Floor

New discoveries on undersea mountains.

River Restoration and the Market Monday, February 26, 20180

River Restoration and the Market

River restoration is both economically and ecologically important.
Crossing Boundaries Sunday, February 25, 20180

Crossing Boundaries

Biodiversity boundaries are being crossed.

What is Invisible? Friday, February 23, 20180

What is Invisible?

How do  you deal with the invisible?

Wild Temperatures Thursday, February 22, 20180

Wild Temperatures

It's now above freezing in the Arctic winter.

Bobbing Boulders Wednesday, February 21, 20180

Bobbing Boulders

Building landforms is a continuous process.

Reverence Tuesday, February 20, 20180


A Sierra Nevada meditation.

Plant of the Month: Rhododendrons Monday, February 19, 20180

Plant of the Month: Rhododendrons

Rhodies are the 'plant of the month'.

Mud Flow Event Sunday, February 18, 20180

Mud Flow Event

The Grand Staircase can be both awesome and deadly.

Solar Trackers Friday, February 16, 20180

Solar Trackers

Sunflowers as solar tracking experts.

Teaching Science via Virtual Labs Thursday, February 15, 20180

Teaching Science via Virtual Labs

Storytelling, virtual labs, and 'big data' for science education.
New Plastics Economy Tuesday, February 13, 20180

New Plastics Economy

A more sustainable economy is envisioned.