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Night Vision

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2017

Night Vision

Tracking ice cracks in thermal infrared.

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Elemental Haikus

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Aug

2017

Elemental Haikus

A table of elemental poems with purpose.

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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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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.

A Monumental President

A Monumental President 5 August 2017

A Monumental President

Two new national monuments were designated.

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.

Best of Intentions

Best of Intentions

Everyone loves monarch butterflies. Everyone wants to help them.
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Snowflake, mega-magnified

Snowflake, mega-magnified

If you're thinking of snowflakes, here is an electron micrograph scan mega-magnified.
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Blue is the Color of Pollution

Blue is the Color of Pollution

When is the color blue a sign of serious water pollution?
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2015: The Year Salt Lake City Sees the 'Big One'?

2015: The Year Salt Lake City Sees the 'Big One'?

Sobering statistics about the city's vulnerability to a serious earthquake.
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@Bill_Nye_tho's Cool Ass Animal of the Week: Chameleons

@Bill_Nye_tho's Cool Ass Animal of the Week: Chameleons

Guest blogger @Bill_Nye_tho returns with another Cool Ass Animal of the Week
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Infrared Exposures

Infrared Exposures

You too can ponder space and time like a famous cosmologist...so start pondering!
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Mountaintop Universe

Mountaintop Universe

You'd have quite a night sky view from Mt. Elbrus in the Caucasus mountains.
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The 6 Most Poisonous Animals That I Refuse To Let Bring Me Down

The 6 Most Poisonous Animals That I Refuse To Let Bring Me Down

Counting down the 6 most poisonous animals whose negativity I will not let affect me.
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the Ices of Mercury

the Ices of Mercury

The ices of Mercury have likely been there since the formation of the solar system.
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Paven Sukhdev on 'nature's values'

Paven Sukhdev on 'nature's values'

What if we could determine a value for environmental services before they were compromised by extraction?
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Infinity, not so infinite?

Infinity, not so infinite?

A stunning revelation on the nature of infinity.
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Greenland's Rivers and other stories

Greenland's Rivers and other stories

Two unrelated reports document environmental changes that are accelerating.
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Restoring chestnut forests, one tree at a time

Restoring chestnut forests, one tree at a time

Disease resistant chestnut trees have has finally been developed and forests may start being restored, one tree at a time.
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The End of Time

The End of Time

Peter Mettler's documentary offers unique ways to see nature.
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Kepler's Travel Service

Kepler's Travel Service

The Kepler team at JPL has selected several exo-planets as future travel candidates.
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A Book for Tree Huggers

A Book for Tree Huggers

Who doesn't love trees? A new book of portraits adds another dimension to that question.
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"the Navel of the World"

"the Navel of the World"

Far-away, a Tibetan peak is known as "the Navel of the World". Its importance has many levels of meaning.
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Need Nature Conservation? Call in the Kids!

Need Nature Conservation? Call in the Kids!

Kids in remote Nagaland helped stop the destruction of a beneficial raptor, the Amur Falcon.
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Fish 2.0

Fish 2.0

Fish 2.0 is offered a funding challenge to support sustainable fisheries projects.
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Is it Time for a Carbon price?

Is it Time for a Carbon price?

The time may be perfect to finally place a price on carbon pollution.
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A Miracle in a White Dress

A Miracle in a White Dress

Pope's stance on climate change would be a miracle if miracles were real.
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A Knowledge of Plants

A Knowledge of Plants

The ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin explores indigenous peoples and their knowledge of plants.
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Productive Ideas on Moving Forward

Productive Ideas on Moving Forward

I may have already failed 2 out of 3 productivity tests and 2015 just began.
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