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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Photo Treasure Trove Tuesday, December 31, 20130

Photo Treasure Trove

Ernest Shackleton's doomed Antarctic expedition is an epic of heroism, leadership, and survival. A treasure trove of lost photographs from the...
End of the Year Monday, December 30, 20130

End of the Year

Google is getting to be as good as anyone at tugging on our heartstrings. Here's their tip of the hat to 2013.
The Most Astounding Fact Monday, December 30, 20130

The Most Astounding Fact

You can't get enough of this very basic but completely mind-blowing fact. 
Nebulae Can Look Like Flowers Monday, December 30, 20130

Nebulae Can Look Like Flowers

You can take a good backyard telescope and look at this nebula -- it will look like a downward-facing flower. Here's more, from NatGeo. 
They "Thought It Was Impossible" For Supernova to Be This Big Monday, December 30, 20130

They "Thought It Was Impossible" For Supernova to Be This Big

.... it's hundreds of times brighter than a typical supernova, a nuclear bomb compared to a grenade. The energies involved are...
Dolphins and Fishermen Work Together Sunday, December 29, 20130

Dolphins and Fishermen Work Together

Dolphin intelligence -- they might be one of the smartest animals, next to certain humans. They fish!
End of Year Meteor Sunday, December 29, 20130

End of Year Meteor

Aurora Sequence Saturday, December 28, 20130

Aurora Sequence

Auroras have been particularly intense lately due to the increased numbers of solar flares. A series from Alaska is very impressive.
Make Solar Cheap Friday, December 27, 20130

Make Solar Cheap

Green energy is a public good, in the same way that education, roads and parks are, and so we will have to set up systems to make greener energy...
Deadly Dorian, update Sunday, September 1, 20190

Deadly Dorian, update

Dorian lashes the Bahamas.

Deadly Dorian Sunday, September 1, 20190

Deadly Dorian

Remote sensing views Hurricane Dorian.

John Wesley Powell Friday, August 30, 20190

John Wesley Powell

Recognizing an early conservationist.

Deforestation Timelapse Thursday, August 29, 20190

Deforestation Timelapse

Visualizing forests with re-photography.

Rainforest Hero Wednesday, August 28, 20190

Rainforest Hero

Helping an animal and a park.

Drawing the Trout Tuesday, August 27, 20190

Drawing the Trout

James Prosek considers wild fish.

Visualizing Data Sunday, August 25, 20190

Visualizing Data

Technolgy to see 'big data'.

Whales as Engineers Friday, August 23, 20190

Whales as Engineers

The ocean's ecosystem engineers.

Navel of the World Thursday, August 22, 20190

Navel of the World

A spiritual mountain in Tibet.

Carnations, Plant of the Month Wednesday, August 21, 20190

Carnations, Plant of the Month

The Greeks were great plantsmen.

Fish Song Tuesday, August 20, 20190

Fish Song

Sustainable Farming Monday, August 19, 20190

Sustainable Farming

Agroecology principals applied to farming.

Valuing Nature Sunday, August 18, 20190

Valuing Nature

How to measure nature's value?

Animated Heatwave Friday, August 16, 20190

Animated Heatwave

Visualizing weather data in real-time.

Look to the Mountains Thursday, August 15, 20190

Look to the Mountains

An environmental ambassador says: Look to the Mountains.

The Climate Hackers Wednesday, August 14, 20190

The Climate Hackers

Technological solutions to address climate change.

Important Places Tuesday, August 13, 20190

Important Places

We all remember special places. Forest Woodward,

An Ice-cap Is Melting Monday, August 12, 20190

An Ice-cap Is Melting

Greenland recorded its highest temperatures.