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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

DeChristopher's a Wrecking Ball Friday, February 28, 20140

DeChristopher's a Wrecking Ball

Tim DeChristopher came to prominence as a monkey wrencher, but the tool that best describes him now is probably "sledgehammer." 
So Many New Planets, So Little Time to Explore Friday, February 28, 20140

So Many New Planets, So Little Time to Explore

Kepler announced confirmation of 715 new planets with more to come from the trove of stars already scanned into the database.
The Distorting Effect of Ideology Thursday, February 27, 20140

The Distorting Effect of Ideology

Why would so many Republicans see the evidence on a natural phenomenon so differently from the way that most people see it? Do they also have...
Beyond the Beyond Wednesday, February 26, 20140

Beyond the Beyond

Ancient mariners and Tibetan monks each had their ideas of a place that was 'beyond the beyond', the very definition of faraway. They could have...
The Cosmos is All That Is ... Cool Monday, February 24, 20140

The Cosmos is All That Is ... Cool

In just two weeks, Fox debuts their new version of Cosmos. I need to find some Sheldon-level geeks to watch it with. I need to...
The Tree of Life, in Your Pocket Monday, February 24, 20140

The Tree of Life, in Your Pocket

Because, sometimes, when you're on the bus, you need to know how finches are related to budgies. 
A Bad Attitude Monday, February 24, 20141

A Bad Attitude

By Reilly Capps  If physical violence is always wrong -- and it is -- then why does it sometimes feel so good?
Sochi, the Caucasus Sunday, February 23, 20140

Sochi, the Caucasus

The 2014 Winter Olympics are ending in Sochi, Russia. An impressive 'last look' shows the entire venue even if not the skiers.
Swamped Saturday, February 22, 20140

Swamped

Between December 2013 and January 2014, a series of storms in the UK left 15 inches of rain on southern England. The storms have produced major...
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.