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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Organized Chaos Friday, July 31, 20150

Organized Chaos

The movement of the Longhorn crazy ant is not as erratic as once thought, new model shows
Meru and Momuments Thursday, July 30, 20150

Meru and Momuments

Through dedicated individual efforts, major accomplishments like mastering a remote peak or creating a new national monument become realities.
Beating Hearts on the Edge of Death Tuesday, July 28, 20150

Beating Hearts on the Edge of Death

"Meru" editor Bob Eisenhardt finds the soul of rock climbers Anker, Chin and Ozturk
Open Letter On Militarization of Artificial Intelligence Surprisingly Sane Tuesday, July 28, 20150

Open Letter On Militarization of Artificial Intelligence Surprisingly Sane

Holy Pluto! Saturday, July 25, 20150

Holy Pluto!

Pluto is far from a dull place as New Horizons photography and measurements show clearly.
Rescue Orca Friday, July 24, 20150

Rescue Orca

Mindful and compassionate volunteers save a stranded marine mammal.

Additional New Monuments? Thursday, July 23, 20150

Additional New Monuments?

Could more national monument designations be coming soon? Let's hope so!
"This is an Exponential Problem" Wednesday, July 22, 20150

"This is an Exponential Problem"

Upshot of cool video: Earth's taking off its cool white tee-shirt, flatulating like mad and doing acid. 
X-Prizes Tuesday, July 21, 20150

X-Prizes

The latest series of cutting-edge X-Prizes were awarded.
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.

Kuiper Belt Pancakes Monday, February 11, 20190

Kuiper Belt Pancakes

Data refinement changes intrepretation.

Rainforest Plantsmen Saturday, February 9, 20190

Rainforest Plantsmen

Rainforest plants...new uses!

Photography's Silent Drama Friday, February 8, 20190

Photography's Silent Drama

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