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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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When Our Stories Get Ruined, We Get Upset

When Our Stories Get Ruined, We Get Upset

Over and over again in the history of ideas, some new piece of information threatens our stories, and we react. Badly.

14 Mar 2014

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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' 

High School chemistry & biology

High School chemistry & biology

Some parts of climate change science and the consequences of increased CO2 in the atmosphere are  explained with high school textbooks.
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Whales as Engineers

Whales as Engineers

Whales are "ecosystem engineers" from the essential role they play in the ocean's food chain.
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Double Whammy

Double Whammy

Australia has received a double whammy of severe weather as two cyclones hit the country at once,.
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GOP Disappointed that New National Monuments Won't Be Properly Exploited

GOP Disappointed that New National Monuments Won't Be Properly Exploited

Obama names 3 new monuments; GOP worries that our grandchildren won't experience same level of natural resource extraction as this generation.
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Alfred Wegener, Drifting Continents, and an Animated Pangaea

Alfred Wegener, Drifting Continents, and an Animated Pangaea

Paradigm shifts in science can be made by anyone with a keen curiosity, the patience, and good data to 'connect the dots' that others don't see.
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Happy Darwin Day, 2015

Happy Darwin Day, 2015

"theory" needs to be dropped from any mention of evolution as the gene for biological change has now been discovered...just in time for Darwin Day, 2015.
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To the Rescue

To the Rescue

Technology and compassion combined to help rescue an abused bird.
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Sea Ice Changes

Sea Ice Changes

35 years of satellite monitoring of Arctic sea ice show dramatic changes.
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Galactic Magnetism

Galactic Magnetism

Have you ever wondered what a galactic magnetic field would look like? A painting comes to mind.
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Grand Design

Grand Design

The Hubble captured a 'grand design' for a galaxy over 50 million light-years away.
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Rock Icon

Rock Icon

Nothing is more iconic of Australia than the giant rock megalith standing alone in the Outback.
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Feral Troubles in OZ

Feral Troubles in OZ

Australians like to joke that they live in the beautiful Land of OZ. However, there are feral troubles in that technicolor land.
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Green Genes, Sea-slugs, & Evolution

Green Genes, Sea-slugs, & Evolution

Sea-slugs, the beautiful shell-less mollusks, are offering new insights into ecology, genetics, and evolution.
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Desert Illusions

Desert Illusions

Desert create mirages and illusions that captured the imagination of the artist, Phillip K. Smith, III.
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Raining Rivers

Raining Rivers

NOAA has produced a new satellite of a welcome "river of rain" drenching the West Coast.
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Mindful Conservation

Mindful Conservation

A TV and radio program showcased conservation examples that benefited people and wildlife alike.
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Europa Bound

Europa Bound

We're bound for Europa to look for oceans on Jupiter's icy moon.
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Ecology in Motion

Ecology in Motion

Ecology is always moving but never as fast as now seen by movement of several species.
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Racing Extinction

Racing Extinction

A new documentary film showcases the threats to wildlife and ecosystems worldwide and also offers positive solutions.
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