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Bottled Arctic Notes

15

Dec

2017

Bottled Arctic Notes

A bottled note tossed to the waves recovered years later.

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Be Nice To Nerds

13

Dec

2017

Be Nice To Nerds

Exploring DARPA's creative research approach.

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Archive Highlights

Republican. Climate Change Believer. Really.

Republican. Climate Change Believer. Really.

To find a conservative politician who believes in climate change? It's easier to find skinny whales. 

10 Mar 2014

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

Bottled Arctic Notes

Bottled Arctic Notes 15 December 2017

Bottled Arctic Notes

A bottled note tossed to the waves recovered years later.

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars 7 December 2017

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

The Dry Valleys are one of the strangest environments on Earth.

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update 5 December 2017

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

In 2014, major marine preserves were created.

Think Green

Think Green 2 December 2017

Think Green

It's important to Think Green during this white time of year.

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update 30 November 2017

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Bali's Mount Agung could erupt any time.

Rewilding

Rewilding 27 November 2017

Rewilding

or how a 'silent spring' could turn into a 'wild summer' 

Matthieu Ricard: Altruism, Compassion, & the Environment

Matthieu Ricard: Altruism, Compassion, & the Environment

Matthieu Ricard, the intellectual and Buddhist monk, gives his perspective on altruism, compassion, and the environment.
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A Drone for Mars

A Drone for Mars

JPL is developing designs for a drone to photograph and video the surface of Mars.
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Geomagnetic Field Probably Won't Flip Anytime Soon

Geomagnetic Field Probably Won't Flip Anytime Soon

A new study shows that the Earth's magnetic field won't be flipping soon.
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Carl Safina: What are animals thinking?

Carl Safina: What are animals thinking?

Conservationist Carl Safina presented a new perspective on animal intelligence for a Google audience.
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General Relativity's Centenary Today!

General Relativity's Centenary Today!

The theory that introduced space-time turns 100 years old.
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George the Poet on Climate Change

George the Poet on Climate Change

Wordsmith George the Poet gives his attention to climate change matters.
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Anote Tong: My country will be underwater soon

Anote Tong: My country will be underwater soon

The president of Kiribati presented the impacts climate change is having on his island nation now.
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Poems for the Climate

Poems for the Climate

The Guardian has created the Keep It In The Ground series to highlight alternative approaches to energy and fight climate change.
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Fuller Challenge

Fuller Challenge

Buckminster Fuller left his legacy of the Fuller Challenge to support innovation on a grand scale.
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USA & Cuba Sign Marine Agreement

USA & Cuba Sign Marine Agreement

The United States and Cuba signed an important agreement on conservation of marine environments.
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CO2 Maps show Polluting Countries

CO2 Maps show Polluting Countries

New NASA maps show which countries are contributing the most CO2 atmospheric pollution.
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Swimming with Dolphins in 360 Virtual Reality

Swimming with Dolphins in 360 Virtual Reality

The Dolphin Project aims to protect spotted dolphins in their marine habitat.
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Rainbow Pluto

Rainbow Pluto

A false-color infrared image of Pluto was released by the New Horizons team.
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In Support of Mountains, an update

In Support of Mountains, an update

The petition to support mountain issues at the UN climate conference reached the initial goal of signers but time remains to add more before the deadline.
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Eclipse Skiing on Svalbard

Eclipse Skiing on Svalbard

You can decide if a cross-country eclipse adventure to the Norwegian island of Svalbard was worth the effort.
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The Ice Volcanoes of Pluto

The Ice Volcanoes of Pluto

New Horizons has returned imagery indicating Pluto may have ice volcanoes that are still active.
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Socotra Damage

Socotra Damage

In little over a week, the remote and strange island of Socotra was struck hard by a second cyclone..
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Archaeology from Space

Archaeology from Space

Sarah Parcak uses space-based imagery to identify lost cities and other archaeological sites.
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Photogenic Mars

Photogenic Mars

If the photographer's mantra is "location, location, location", then Mars is one photogenic place.
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The Saint and the Pope Sing Hymns to Creation

The Saint and the Pope Sing Hymns to Creation

Both Francises' words fall on deaf ears 
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In Support of Mountains

In Support of Mountains

Mountain issues should be presented at the UN climate change congress in Paris and you can make it happen!
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"It's Alive!"...maybe

"It's Alive!"...maybe

NASA will make another big Mars announcement soon. Could it be a sign of life?
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Cyclone Chapala and Socotra

Cyclone Chapala and Socotra

The remote island of Socotra was hit hard by Cyclone Chapala.
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Will Dogs Ever Really Play Poker?

Will Dogs Ever Really Play Poker?

Some uninformed thoughts on animal culture
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