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Cancun's Underwater Museum

24

Nov

2017

Cancun's Underwater Museum

The sculptor Jason DeCaires Taylor created a unique museum combining art and science in an undersea display.

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My Life As A Turkey

23

Nov

2017

My Life As A Turkey

If you thought turkeys were just big butterballs in the Thanksgiving oven, think again.

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On Beauty, and How to See It

On Beauty, and How to See It

One of the greatest all-time thinkers on what it means to look deeply, and think deeply, about beauty. Our Video Pick of the Week.

7 Jun 2013

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My Life As A Turkey

My Life As A Turkey 23 November 2017

My Life As A Turkey

If you thought turkeys were just big butterballs in the Thanksgiving oven, think again.

Volcano May Explode, update

Volcano May Explode, update 21 November 2017

Volcano May Explode, update

Bali's Mount Agung could erupt any time.

Compassion and other creatures

Compassion and other creatures 5 November 2017

Compassion and other creatures

Compassion is considered a trait uniquely human but we should make it more inclusive.

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency!

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency! 4 November 2017

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency!

Efficiency is the name of the game for energy, architecture, and solar design with three new developments showing the way.

Conservatives and Conservation

Conservatives and Conservation 2 November 2017

Conservatives and Conservation

 

Republican presidents from Theodore Roosevelt, to Richard Nixon, through George W. Bush left good environmental accomplishments.

 

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time 1 November 2017

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time

One way to restore coral reefs could require re-seeding with transplanted corals.

NASA given $55 million to accelerate 'space habitat' research

NASA given $55 million to accelerate 'space habitat' research

A 2016 bill instructs the agency, vaguely, to look into sustaining human life during space exploration.
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Earth Images from Himawari-8

Earth Images from Himawari-8

Japan's  Meteorological Agency has a new satellite that captures images of Earth in virtually 'real time'.
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Arctic Old Ice Vanishing

Arctic Old Ice Vanishing

NOAA has created a photo animation to show a dramatic time-line of Arctic ice decline.
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Toolmaking crows captured on video

Toolmaking crows captured on video

New Caledonian crows have been documented making and using hook-like tools for hunting
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Pluto in Infrared

Pluto in Infrared

Pluto's composition mapped in infrared light by the New Horizons probe continues being received.
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Earthrise, redux

Earthrise, redux

NASA has released a new version of Earthrise and it is breathtaking.
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Land and Water Conservation Fund is Reauthorized

Land and Water Conservation Fund is Reauthorized

The Land and Water Conservation Fund was reauthorized by Congress.
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Toxic Fog

Toxic Fog

Research in California has measured toxic mercury being pulled from the oceans and deposited on the land by coastal fogs.
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The Arctic and Greenland are Melting Fast

The Arctic and Greenland are Melting Fast

New reports on the rate of ice melting in the Arctic and Greenland were published just after the UN climate conference.
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Grevillea, Plant of the Month

Grevillea, Plant of the Month

Australia has a rich plant heritage stretching back to the era of Gondwanaland including the endemic Grevilleas.
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International Mountain Day, 2016

International Mountain Day, 2016

December 11 is International Mountain Day to recognize the multiple reasons why mountains are important to everyone.
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Dune Buggy

Dune Buggy

The Curiosity rover is performing like a 'dune buggy' to investigate sand dunes on Mars.
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The Tapir and How To Save It

The Tapir and How To Save It

Tapirs have existed for 50 million years but are now threatened by deforestation, poaching, and hunting for skins.
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Cutting Through The Haze

Cutting Through The Haze

The Cassini probe orbiting Saturn's moon Titan has develop new global maps.
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A Blue Whale in Paris

A Blue Whale in Paris

A whale sized art installation is drawing attention from attendees to the Paris climate talks.
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Pluto in Hi-Res

Pluto in Hi-Res

New Horizons continues returning remarkable images from its closest fly-by of Pluto.
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Stop The Burning

Stop The Burning

Jane Goodall says Stop The Burning in an environmental statement to the UN climate conference.
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MERU, short-listed

MERU, short-listed

The documentary film MERU was short-listed in consideration for an Academy Award nomination.
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SOHO has Spent 20 Years in Space! (+video)

SOHO has Spent 20 Years in Space! (+video)

NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory is still up there, making space science possible.
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