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Nepal Reflections

5

Apr

2020

Nepal Reflections

Thoughts from the Khumbu valley.

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Antarctic Rainforest

4

Apr

2020

Antarctic Rainforest

Temperate forests once covered the continent.

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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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The Conservation Alliance

 

How Do You Tune a Guitar Forest?

How Do You Tune a Guitar Forest?

It's a tricky process!
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The Great (Dust) Wall of China

The Great (Dust) Wall of China

China's Great Wall was originally built to keep out raiding hoards. However, it can't keep out their dust.
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Nice Ocean. Be a Shame if Something Happened to It.

Nice Ocean. Be a Shame if Something Happened to It.

Riled Up has obtained an internal memo from some very legitimate businessmen about the failing health of the oceans.
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Jon Stewart Slams CNN's Climate Coverage

Jon Stewart Slams CNN's Climate Coverage

No story is bigger; few stories get less coverage. 
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Let's Celebrate People Day

Let's Celebrate People Day

On People Day, unlike Earth Day, we do whatever we want. 
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BREAKING: Racists are Stupid

By Reilly Capps
We will continue engineering ourselves closer and closer and more connected and more interdependent – unless hateful and stupid people get better at carrying out their evil plans. 
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"The News"

"The News"

The 'big thinker' Alain de Botton spoke at Google. The presentation is well worth a listen.
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Nature Isn't Nice

Nature Isn't Nice

By Reilly Capps
A deadly slide on Everest shows, once again, that nature isn't going to pamper us. 
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No One Knows What To Do

No One Knows What To Do

By Reilly Capps
Academic papers should have sections called "What This Means in Language a 6-Year-Old Can Understand" and "My Wild-Ass Guess About What I Think We Should Do Now."
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Eclipse Sequence

Eclipse Sequence

Time-lapse photography sequenced the 'blood moon'.
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Sponge Wars

Sponge Wars

You've heard of killer whales, bees, and snails but now add killer sponges to the list.
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Ita's Rain Falls

Ita's Rain Falls

Cyclone Ita produced rainfall exceeding 6 inches/hour as it traveled down the Queensland coastline.
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Halealaka Starry Night

Halealaka Starry Night

Mount Haleakala as seen on a 'Starry Night'.
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NeXTgen Sagan?

NeXTgen Sagan?

Who might be waiting to become the Carl (or Carla) Sagan for the next generation?
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Cyclone Ita Approaches

Cyclone Ita Approaches

Cyclone Ita has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm as it lumbers towards Queensland.
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O, the Power of Conformity

O, the Power of Conformity

By Reilly Capps
Whether we want to or not, we end up following the pack. 
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March of the Beetles

March of the Beetles

"God must have loved beetles as there are so many of them."
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Strange Encounters

Strange Encounters

You decide here on this strange encounter.
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Snow Totals

Snow Totals

The 2013-2014 winter was exceptionally dry for parts of the Western USA. A new satellite map shows the mountain snow coverage.
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Whales 1, Whalers 0

Whales 1, Whalers 0

Ruling against "scientific whaling" by an international court, Japan lost and whales won.
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Feelings Trump Facts

Feelings Trump Facts

The facts don't matter, all that matters is how you feel.
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Recent Archive Highlights

Building a Forest...quickly

Building a Forest...quickly 2 April 2020

Building a Forest...quickly

Creating a forest quickly.

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Where Do Good Ideas Come From? 13 January 2020

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

A storyteller suggests an answer.

The Fuller Challenge

The Fuller Challenge 3 December 2019

The Fuller Challenge

Buckminster Fuller's legacy supports innovation.

My Life As A Turkey

My Life As A Turkey 28 November 2019

My Life As A Turkey

A true turkey story.

Intelligent Designers

Intelligent Designers 3 October 2019

Intelligent Designers

Portland replaces coal with intelligence.

Rewilding

Rewilding 10 September 2019

Rewilding

Bringing back the wild again.

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