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Tree Huggers

15

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2019

Tree Huggers

Thermography shows why Koalas hug trees.

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13

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2019

in vino veritas

Art and science making wine.

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Rescue Beetles

Rescue Beetles

It's easy to miss a plague of green while being amazed by canyon walls and class 5 rapids on the Colorado River.

15 Jul 2014

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The Conservation Alliance

 

Researching Whales

When doing research you need the right gear. When the subjects are whales the gear is typically big, specialized, and expensive. A one-of-a-kind research vessel owned by the Center for Marine Research of Western Australia was built to naval standards for just this purpose. Named Whale Song it sails from the tropics to Antarctica looking for the large marine mammals as their populations have slowly increased since whaling was outlawed in the mid-20th Century.       Marine Research ...
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Giants of Human Rights

Normally, we focus on environmental, scientific, and technological topics here at Riled Up. However, occasionally something else is important to mention. When two of the worlds greatest voices for human rights, mindfulness, and compassion meet after decades long separation, this is special. His Holiness the Dalai Lama--- the famous Tibetan refugee---and Aung San Suu Kyi ---the Burmese political prisoner finally had the opportunity to meet in London and compare their thinking on political ...
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Giants of Human Rights

Normally, we focus on environmental, scientific, and technological topics here at Riled Up. However, occasionally something else is important to mention. When two of the worlds greatest voices for human rights, mindfulness, and compassion meet after decades long separation, this is special. His Holiness the Dalai Lama--- the famous Tibetan refugee---and Aung San Suu Kyi ---the Burmese political prisoner finally had the opportunity to meet in London and compare their thinking on political ...
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Saudi Arabia Everywhere

On a hike yesterday, coated in sweat, my body a salt lick, on a 104 degree day that tied for the hottest temperature ever recorded ever in my city ever -- ever! -- something in me changed. I knew that heat records are busting. I knew it hasn't rained in months. Fire tore through the West. I could smell it. I glimpsed, through the shimmering, miasmic air that rose off hot soil, a vision of the future. I knew I'd have to stop being Reilly of Aurora, Colo., and began to become someone else, ...
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Saudi Arabia Everywhere

On a hike yesterday, coated in sweat, my body a salt lick, on a 104 degree day that tied for the hottest temperature ever recorded ever in my city ever -- ever! -- something in me changed. I knew that heat records are busting. I knew it hasn't rained in months. Fire tore through the West. I could smell it. I glimpsed, through the shimmering, miasmic air that rose off hot soil, a vision of the future. I knew I'd have to stop being Reilly of Aurora, Colo., and began to become someone else, ...
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Giants of Human Rights

Normally, we focus on environmental, scientific, and technological topics here at Riled Up. However, occasionally something else is important to mention. When two of the worlds greatest voices for human rights, mindfulness, and compassion meet after decades long separation, this is special. His Holiness the Dalai Lama--- the famous Tibetan refugee---and Aung San Suu Kyi ---the Burmese political prisoner finally had the opportunity to meet in London and compare their thinking on political ...
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Saudi Arabia Everywhere

On a hike yesterday, coated in sweat, my body a salt lick, on a 104 degree day that tied for the hottest temperature ever recorded ever in my city ever -- ever! -- something in me changed. I knew that heat records are busting. I knew it hasn't rained in months. Fire tore through the West. I could smell it. I glimpsed, through the shimmering, miasmic air that rose off hot soil, a vision of the future. I knew I'd have to stop being Reilly of Aurora, Colo., and began to become someone else, ...
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7 Minutes of Terror

On August 5th, the Curiosity Rover will attempt to successfully land on Mars. The rover, the size of a small SUV, will use a variety of first-time engineering feats to successfully land on the planet. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena has released an animated video about the landing that is being called the “7 minutes of terror”. Curiosity Landing on Mars (credit: JPL/NASA) Keep your fingers crossed! WHB
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7 Minutes of Terror

On August 5th, the Curiosity Rover will attempt to successfully land on Mars. The rover, the size of a small SUV, will use a variety of first-time engineering feats to successfully land on the planet. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena has released an animated video about the landing that is being called the “7 minutes of terror”. Curiosity Landing on Mars (credit: JPL/NASA) Keep your fingers crossed! WHB
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7 Minutes of Terror

On August 5th, the Curiosity Rover will attempt to successfully land on Mars. The rover, the size of a small SUV, will use a variety of first-time engineering feats to successfully land on the planet. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena has released an animated video about the landing that is being called the “7 minutes of terror”. Curiosity Landing on Mars (credit: JPL/NASA) Keep your fingers crossed! WHB
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New Skyline

If Seattle were somehow transported to the newly discovered Kepler-36 system, the sky would be very different. Two newly discovered planets orbiting the Kepler start would appear in the night sky. They vary in size and composition---one is molten and rocky while the other is large and gaseous---but have similar paths around their close-by solar host. The night sky would be an impressive sight. Kepler-36 Planets and Seattle (credit: NASA) WHB
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New Skyline

If Seattle were somehow transported to the newly discovered Kepler-36 system, the sky would be very different. Two newly discovered planets orbiting the Kepler start would appear in the night sky. They vary in size and composition---one is molten and rocky while the other is large and gaseous---but have similar paths around their close-by solar host. The night sky would be an impressive sight. Kepler-36 Planets and Seattle (credit: NASA) WHB
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New Skyline

If Seattle were somehow transported to the newly discovered Kepler-36 system, the sky would be very different. Two newly discovered planets orbiting the Kepler start would appear in the night sky. They vary in size and composition---one is molten and rocky while the other is large and gaseous---but have similar paths around their close-by solar host. The night sky would be an impressive sight. Kepler-36 Planets and Seattle (credit: NASA) WHB
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A Portrait of a Saint

"Bidder 70," the new movie on Tim DeChristopher: a first stab at creating a legend By Reilly Capps How do you paint a portrait of a saint? One answer: you leave bits out. You paint Saint Sebastian on the tip of the arrow, John’s head upon a plate, Mary stunned by the light of of the angel. You don't paint Sebastian brushing off dandruff, John yelling at his local baker, Mary spanking JC, saying, “You just think you’re God’s gift…” And so what do you do with Tim DeChristopher? We have ...
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A Portrait of a Saint

"Bidder 70," the new movie on Tim DeChristopher: a first stab at creating a legend By Reilly Capps How do you paint a portrait of a saint? One answer: you leave bits out. You paint Saint Sebastian on the tip of the arrow, John’s head upon a plate, Mary stunned by the light of of the angel. You don't paint Sebastian brushing off dandruff, John yelling at his local baker, Mary spanking JC, saying, “You just think you’re God’s gift…” And so what do you do with Tim DeChristopher? We have ...
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A Portrait of a Saint

"Bidder 70," the new movie on Tim DeChristopher: a first stab at creating a legend By Reilly Capps How do you paint a portrait of a saint? One answer: you leave bits out. You paint Saint Sebastian on the tip of the arrow, John’s head upon a plate, Mary stunned by the light of of the angel. You don't paint Sebastian brushing off dandruff, John yelling at his local baker, Mary spanking JC, saying, “You just think you’re God’s gift…” And so what do you do with Tim DeChristopher? We have ...
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Stonehenge not Alien

For those of you who thought the aliens had alighted on Earth and built Stonehenge on England’s Salisbury Plain, new research at Sheffield University in the UK proves otherwise. The massive monument was produce by very human hands and creativity. The Guardian’s blog provides all the latest details of the new research. Stonehenge Monument (credit: Wiki-commons) However, the idea that aliens somehow lifted those massive stones by Stone Age magic still has allure. WHB
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Stonehenge not Alien

For those of you who thought the aliens had alighted on Earth and built Stonehenge on England’s Salisbury Plain, new research at Sheffield University in the UK proves otherwise. The massive monument was produce by very human hands and creativity. The Guardian’s blog provides all the latest details of the new research. Stonehenge Monument (credit: Wiki-commons) However, the idea that aliens somehow lifted those massive stones by Stone Age magic still has allure. WHB
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Stonehenge not Alien

For those of you who thought the aliens had alighted on Earth and built Stonehenge on England’s Salisbury Plain, new research at Sheffield University in the UK proves otherwise. The massive monument was produce by very human hands and creativity. The Guardian’s blog provides all the latest details of the new research. Stonehenge Monument (credit: Wiki-commons) However, the idea that aliens somehow lifted those massive stones by Stone Age magic still has allure. WHB
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Avenue of Giants

The Avenue of Giants is a term most commonly associated with a drive among the majestic redwoods of northern California. However, far removed from that coastal region is another forest could carry a similar designation. In the remote southwestern corner of Australia exist forests consisting of a massive and similarly ancient Eucalyptus trees known as karri,  Eucalyptus diversicolor  They are the giants of their cool landscape.     Karri Giants, Western Australia      E. diversicolor ...
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Avenue of Giants

The Avenue of Giants is a term most commonly associated with a drive among the majestic redwoods of northern California. However, far removed from that coastal region is another forest could carry a similar designation. In the remote southwestern corner of Australia exist forests consisting of a massive and similarly ancient Eucalyptus trees known as karri,  Eucalyptus diversicolor  They are the giants of their cool landscape.     Karri Giants, Western Australia      E. diversicolor ...
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Avenue of Giants

The Avenue of Giants is a term most commonly associated with a drive among the majestic redwoods of northern California. However, far removed from that coastal region is another forest could carry a similar designation. In the remote southwestern corner of Australia exist forests consisting of a massive and similarly ancient Eucalyptus trees known as karri,  Eucalyptus diversicolor  They are the giants of their cool landscape.     Karri Giants, Western Australia      E. diversicolor ...
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Ocean Frontiers

A new documentary highlights a bold new vision for ocean stewardship and sustainability. Produced by Green Fire Productions, the film declares that there is “a new way of thinking, a new way of living, in concert with the sea, in consideration of those yet to come. Now is your opportunity to get involved.” Here’s the trailer: Ocean Frontiers (credit: Green Fire Productions) The mythology that the oceans are boundless is history and anyone can get involved in ocean issues. A good start ...
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Ocean Frontiers

A new documentary highlights a bold new vision for ocean stewardship and sustainability. Produced by Green Fire Productions, the film declares that there is “a new way of thinking, a new way of living, in concert with the sea, in consideration of those yet to come. Now is your opportunity to get involved.” Here’s the trailer: Ocean Frontiers (credit: Green Fire Productions) The mythology that the oceans are boundless is history and anyone can get involved in ocean issues. A good start ...
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Ocean Frontiers

A new documentary highlights a bold new vision for ocean stewardship and sustainability. Produced by Green Fire Productions, the film declares that there is “a new way of thinking, a new way of living, in concert with the sea, in consideration of those yet to come. Now is your opportunity to get involved.” Here’s the trailer: Ocean Frontiers (credit: Green Fire Productions) The mythology that the oceans are boundless is history and anyone can get involved in ocean issues. A good start ...
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28,000 and Counting

Australian archeologists have discovered panels of Aboriginal art work created 28,000 years ago. The date was determined by radio-carbon dating. The cave contains thousands of images in the Northern Territory rock shelter known as Nawarla Gabarnmang. The cave where the paintings were found may have had been occupied for 45,000 years in the far Australian outback of Arnhemland. The amazing findings will be published in the Journal of Archaeological Science. Discoverer Bryce Barker from the ...
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