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2019

World Turtle Day

A day to learn about turtles and tortoises.

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May

2019

Biomimicry & Light Bulbs

Intelligent designs from nature.

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Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Robotic engineers at JPL are turning to bio-mimicry and using a gecko as their design guide.

30 Oct 2017

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The Conservation Alliance

 

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.
  • 1982
A Drone for Mars

A Drone for Mars

JPL is developing designs for a drone to photograph and video the surface of Mars.
  • 1793
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.
  • 1403
General Relativity's Centenary Today!

General Relativity's Centenary Today!

The theory that introduced space-time turns 100 years old.
  • 1391
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.
  • 1867
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.
  • 3474
Fuller Challenge

Fuller Challenge

Buckminster Fuller left his legacy of the Fuller Challenge to support innovation on a grand scale.
  • 1508
USA & Cuba Sign Marine Agreement

USA & Cuba Sign Marine Agreement

The United States and Cuba signed an important agreement on conservation of marine environments.
  • 1524
CO2 Maps show Polluting Countries

CO2 Maps show Polluting Countries

New NASA maps show which countries are contributing the most CO2 atmospheric pollution.
  • 1581
Rainbow Pluto

Rainbow Pluto

A false-color infrared image of Pluto was released by the New Horizons team.
  • 1764
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.
  • 1390
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.
  • 1760
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.
  • 1583
Socotra Damage

Socotra Damage

In little over a week, the remote and strange island of Socotra was struck hard by a second cyclone..
  • 2671
Photogenic Mars

Photogenic Mars

If the photographer's mantra is "location, location, location", then Mars is one photogenic place.
  • 1636
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 
  • 1348
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!
  • 1466
"It's Alive!"...maybe

"It's Alive!"...maybe

NASA will make another big Mars announcement soon. Could it be a sign of life?
  • 1587
Cyclone Chapala and Socotra

Cyclone Chapala and Socotra

The remote island of Socotra was hit hard by Cyclone Chapala.
  • 1646
Will Dogs Ever Really Play Poker?

Will Dogs Ever Really Play Poker?

Some uninformed thoughts on animal culture
  • 1646

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Intelligent Designers

Intelligent Designers 27 April 2019

Intelligent Designers

Portland replaces coal with intelligence.

Efficiency, Efficiency, & Efficiency!

Efficiency, Efficiency, & Efficiency! 21 April 2019

Efficiency, Efficiency, & Efficiency!

Energy efficiency is the 'name of the game'.

Lost & Found Worlds

Lost & Found Worlds 14 April 2019

Lost & Found Worlds

Biogeography rules: odd things evolve on islands.

Conserving, The Mother Load

Conserving, The Mother Load 19 March 2019

Conserving, The Mother Load

Avoiding another Dust Bowl.

Fishing for Plastic

Fishing for Plastic 5 March 2019

Fishing for Plastic

It takes garbage to make a boat.

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2 29 December 2018

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2

Krakatau is again active.

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