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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

"A Rose by Any Other Name..." Tuesday, April 30, 20130

"A Rose by Any Other Name..."

Saturn's north polar cyclone appears like a rose in a new NASA photograph.
History Doesn’t Stop -- It Doesn’t Even Slow Down Monday, April 29, 20130

History Doesn’t Stop -- It Doesn’t Even Slow Down

By Reilly Capps The news seemed to leap out at us from the dark last week, as it tends to do, with blood and fangs, scaring the bejeezus out of...
Boiled Lobster Saturday, April 27, 20130

Boiled Lobster

In 2012, ocean surface temperatures along the northeast were the highest recorded in 150 years.
Deep Ecology Friday, April 26, 20130

Deep Ecology

Ecosystems can be studied at micro or macro scales. Each approach provides different but important ecological information.
Photographer Created an Original View of the West Wednesday, April 24, 20130

Photographer Created an Original View of the West

By Reilly Capps Photographers take a lot of things from events and landscapes -- images -- but they can, if they’re good, sometimes give...
Fog Tuesday, April 23, 20130

Fog

Fog is ecologically critical for several ecosystems. It is also beautiful.
Earth Day...everyday Sunday, April 21, 20130

Earth Day...everyday

Sebastião Salgado's new Genesis project required 8 years to complete. It is a prefect reminder of what is important about Earth Day and...
Coastal Zones Saturday, April 20, 20130

Coastal Zones

Vegetation is the under-appreciated protector of the coastlines. It also serves as critical wildlife habitat.
The power of photographs in a national tragedy Friday, April 19, 20130

The power of photographs in a national tragedy

By Reilly Capps In this day and age, it’s hard to hide. There are pictures of you being taken all the time. Perhaps seeing pictures of...
Undersea Mountains Sunday, April 7, 20190

Undersea Mountains

Seamounts include volcanoes.

Hi, my name is Click, Whistle, Pop Friday, April 5, 20190

Hi, my name is Click, Whistle, Pop

Dolphins recognize their own names.

Good News: Your Ancestor was a Jellyfish, not a Sponge Wednesday, April 3, 20190

Good News: Your Ancestor was a Jellyfish, not a Sponge

New additions to the tree of life.

I Took The Road Less Traveled Tuesday, April 2, 20190

I Took The Road Less Traveled

"I took the road less traveled", Robert Frost.

Animation Influencing Science Monday, April 1, 20190

Animation Influencing Science

Researchers are using animation.

Bioluminescence, Weird & Wonderful Light Friday, March 29, 20190

Bioluminescence, Weird & Wonderful Light

Luminous sea creatures.

Combining Art & Science Wednesday, March 27, 20190

Combining Art & Science

Two sides of creativity.

Fixing the Climate Crisis Tuesday, March 26, 20190

Fixing the Climate Crisis

Fixing CO2 pollution in two minutes.

Building a Forest...quickly Monday, March 25, 20190

Building a Forest...quickly

What if you could re-build a forest, quickly?

Plastic-eating Enzyme Sunday, March 24, 20190

Plastic-eating Enzyme

A plastic-eating bacteria was discovered.

A Super Bloom Friday, March 22, 20190

A Super Bloom

California landscapes flower. 

Ode to Mars Thursday, March 21, 20190

Ode to Mars

A planetary haiku for Poetry Day.

Conserving, The Mother Load Tuesday, March 19, 20190

Conserving, The Mother Load

Avoiding another Dust Bowl.

Animating Environmental Change Monday, March 18, 20190

Animating Environmental Change

GIF's can tell important stories.

Crazy Engineering: CubeSats Saturday, March 16, 20190

Crazy Engineering: CubeSats

Here come the CubeSats.

A Gift of Gratitude Friday, March 15, 20190

A Gift of Gratitude

A gift of gratitude to share.

A Fungal Future Wednesday, March 13, 20190

A Fungal Future

A natural alternative to plastic.

A Life in Translation Monday, March 11, 20190

A Life in Translation

Can technology recover ancient wisdom?