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Cassini's Last Photos

23

Sep

2017

Cassini's Last Photos

Cassini gathered data and photos until its last moment.

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A 'Lost Crop' That Might Change Africa

21

Sep

2017

A 'Lost Crop' That Might Change Africa

A wholistic plan for a 'lost crop' that could change Africa.

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Archive Highlights

On Beauty, and How to See It

On Beauty, and How to See It

One of the greatest all-time thinkers on what it means to look deeply, and think deeply, about beauty. Our Video Pick of the Week.

7 Jun 2013

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Recent Archive Highlights

A Monumental President

A Monumental President 26 August 2017

A Monumental President

Two new national monuments were designated.

Fishing for Plastic

Fishing for Plastic 9 August 2017

Fishing for Plastic

It takes garbage to make a boat.

Intelligence of Plants

Intelligence of Plants 8 August 2017

Intelligence of Plants

Amazing new understandings of intelligence in plants.

The Colours of Australia are Fading

The Colours of Australia are Fading 2 June 2017

The Colours of Australia are Fading

Major changes have occurred recently to Australian forests.

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Super Coral...a Super Hero? 26 May 2017

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Heat-tolerant corals may help reef restoration.

Replanting Corals

Replanting Corals 17 May 2017

Replanting Corals

Some people are taking positive action today to reverse the damage caused by climate change and building resilience for tomorrow.

Frans Lanting on why Wildlife Conservation matters

Frans Lanting on why Wildlife Conservation matters

Frans Lanting offers a perspective on why wildlife conservation is essential.
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Solar Shines

Solar Shines

A shining revolution in solar power is underway and it has only just begun.
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Fiction & Science

Fiction & Science

Watching the real science of Rosetta unfold as a fiction tale is heaps of fun.
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'A mixture of rotten eggs and a horse stable'

'A mixture of rotten eggs and a horse stable'

That conjures up a pleasant image.
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Night Fishing

Night Fishing

With this many boats, it's bye-bye to the fish.
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Flower of the Week: Aussie orchids

Flower of the Week: Aussie orchids

Most Australian orchids grow in the ground under dense forests and rarely seen.
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Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

A clever animation answers that existential question.
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'Big Data' analyzed

'Big Data' analyzed

Explaining all that 'Big Data' collected and being analyzed about you and other topics.
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Spider as "puppy"

Spider as "puppy"

If it was a choice between finding a big furry spider or a puppy in the forest, the spider loses.
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Star Temples

Star Temples

Imagining two natural star temples.
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Beastly Beauty

Beastly Beauty

How can something pretty be so ugly?
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Solar System as a Vortex

Solar System as a Vortex

Does it feel like you're swirling in a vortex sometimes? That might not be far from the truth.
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The Wangari Prize

The Wangari Prize

Wangari Maathai was a powerful voice for conservation and tree planting in Africa. An award was established in her honor to recognize new forest champions.
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IUFRO, part 3

IUFRO, part 3

a true statement: Wood is Good
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IUFRO, part 2

IUFRO, part 2

Posters are where it's at!
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IUFRO, part 1

IUFRO, part 1

Every 4 years, the World Congress of Forest Research Organizations meets to discuss trends in forests. It received scant attention during its recent US gathering.
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Canopy Confluences or A Child's Guide to Tree Climbing

Canopy Confluences or A Child's Guide to Tree Climbing

Nalini Nakarni discusses trees and their influences that touch everything.
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Going, Going, and now Gone

Going, Going, and now Gone

The Aral Sea was doomed by bureaucrats with grand schemes. It is now gone.
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Mountains in the Sea

Mountains in the Sea

Marine mountain ranges rivaling many on land have been mapped under the world's oceans.
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With the Stoke of a Pen

With the Stoke of a Pen

With the 'stroke of a pen', a major Pacific Ocean preserve was created.
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Compassion for Creation

Compassion for Creation

Few religious leaders have spoken out about the environment as central to their spiritual missions as Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama...and more should.
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