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Cassini's Last Photos

23

Sep

2017

Cassini's Last Photos

Cassini gathered data and photos until its last moment.

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A 'Lost Crop' That Might Change Africa

21

Sep

2017

A 'Lost Crop' That Might Change Africa

A wholistic plan for a 'lost crop' that could change Africa.

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Irony Alert: Plants Used in Herbal Remedies Cause Cancer

By Reilly Capps Plants that have been used by Chinese medicine men for centuries as a natural way to cure arthritis and other disease actually...

14 Aug 2013

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A Monumental President

A Monumental President 26 August 2017

A Monumental President

Two new national monuments were designated.

Fishing for Plastic

Fishing for Plastic 9 August 2017

Fishing for Plastic

It takes garbage to make a boat.

Intelligence of Plants

Intelligence of Plants 8 August 2017

Intelligence of Plants

Amazing new understandings of intelligence in plants.

The Colours of Australia are Fading

The Colours of Australia are Fading 2 June 2017

The Colours of Australia are Fading

Major changes have occurred recently to Australian forests.

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Super Coral...a Super Hero? 26 May 2017

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Heat-tolerant corals may help reef restoration.

Replanting Corals

Replanting Corals 17 May 2017

Replanting Corals

Some people are taking positive action today to reverse the damage caused by climate change and building resilience for tomorrow.

Orion Rising

Orion Rising

The Greeks named the three stars oriented like beads on a string as Orion's Belt. The Hunter also carried a sword.
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Martian Selfie

Martian Selfie

The Martian explorer Curiosity took a birthday selfie.
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Risky Business

Risky Business

Risk analysis is used in business to identify factors that can jeopardize a project. Climate change is ideal for such an analysis.
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Mission Ocean

Mission Ocean

The Global Oceans Commission has just released an important report: Mission Ocean
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Auroras by Any Name

Auroras by Any Name

A progression of stunning ultra-violet auroras.
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Wavy Jets

Wavy Jets

The jet stream has been making some big waves lately. 
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March of the Penguins

March of the Penguins

Science is self-correcting as new data disrupts old dogmas. A colony of marching penguins shows the way.
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Repairing Classic Cars and Damaged Environments

Repairing Classic Cars and Damaged Environments

A new book says you can learn a good deal about restoring degraded ecosystems by looking under the "bonnet" of a car.
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Daily Show rips "adorable" global warming deniers

Daily Show rips "adorable" global warming deniers

How's your blood pressure? If it's high, don't watch this Daily Show clip. 
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A Tale of Two Rivers

A Tale of Two Rivers

Geological processes and biological evolution will happen wherever similar environments occur. Earth and Mars offer opportunities for comparisons.
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Islands & Galaxies...a winning combo

Islands & Galaxies...a winning combo

'Over the Top' at Reunion Island is a winner.
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Special Places---Special Protection

Special Places---Special Protection

Like other presidents before him, Barack Obama has designated protected areas in the oceans.
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Alpine Indicators

Alpine Indicators

Plants and other biological indicators are marching up hill...fast!
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Flower Pic of the Month

Flower Pic of the Month

The shampoo ginger is the 'pic of the month' flower.
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Mars Art Gallery

Mars Art Gallery

Mars continues producing images that would make any modern artist proud.
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X-ray'd

X-ray'd

X-rays have come far since the first photograph of a hand was captured in 1895.
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Maps for Stargazers

Maps for Stargazers

Here's a map for anyone who has wondered about moons, planets, and stars.
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World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day. What are you doing to participate?
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Electronic Leaves

Electronic Leaves

If research on artificial photosynthesis pans out, hydrogen could become a reality to power fuel cells and reduce carbon pollution. Maybe!
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Chance of Ash

Chance of Ash

Chance of ash probably wasn't part of your nightly weather forecast.
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Tree Huggers

Tree Huggers

Koalas like hugging their eucalyptus trees but no one ever knew why. Now research using thermography has shown why. Koalas like being cool like everyone else.
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Hubble, again!

Hubble, again!

The Hubble telescope is back producing stunning pictures. This time with a view of the universe to ponder.
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Manuel Bauer: Tibet & the Power of Photography

Manuel Bauer: Tibet & the Power of Photography

Manuel Bauer is a Swiss photographer. With 75,000 images he tells a compelling and vital story about Tibetans.
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