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Love Is In The Air

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2019

Love Is In The Air

Natural reminders for Valentine's Day.

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2019

Opportunity Signs Off

A voyage of exploration concludes.

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My Life As A Turkey

My Life As A Turkey

A true turkey story for Thanksgiving.

21 Nov 2018

Video Highlights

 

The Conservation Alliance

 

Beating Hearts on the Edge of Death

Beating Hearts on the Edge of Death

"Meru" editor Bob Eisenhardt finds the soul of rock climbers Anker, Chin and Ozturk
  • 2166
Holy Pluto!

Holy Pluto!

Pluto is far from a dull place as New Horizons photography and measurements show clearly.
  • 1892
Rescue Orca

Rescue Orca

Mindful and compassionate volunteers save a stranded marine mammal.

  • 1848
Additional New Monuments?

Additional New Monuments?

Could more national monument designations be coming soon? Let's hope so!
  • 2330
"This is an Exponential Problem"

"This is an Exponential Problem"

Upshot of cool video: Earth's taking off its cool white tee-shirt, flatulating like mad and doing acid. 
  • 1897
X-Prizes

X-Prizes

The latest series of cutting-edge X-Prizes were awarded.
  • 2448
Jardines de la Reina

Jardines de la Reina

A marine reserve in Cuba shows what is possible when smart policies and talented biologists work to sustain reef ecosystems.
  • 6525
Kuiper Belt or bust

Kuiper Belt or bust

NASA's New Horizons flew by Pluto capturing photos of ice mountains and taking measurements as it sailed into the Kuiper Belt.
  • 2099
3D Maps

3D Maps

The mass collection of 'big data' from satellite surveys now allows the creation of detailed 3D maps.
  • 1903
Moonrise, Pluto

Moonrise, Pluto

On July 14, New Horizons will fly-by Pluto using the moonlight of its large moon Charon to capture photographs.
  • 2259
Wasting Away

Wasting Away

Alaska's glaciers are wasting away having added 75 billion tons of water to the oceans in less than 20 years.
  • 1877
Marathon Drive

Marathon Drive

JPL released a video showing a 10-year marathon drive on Mars.
  • 1699
What to do with an abandoned golf course?

What to do with an abandoned golf course?

The Japanese have come up with one good answer.
  • 4430
The Flying Mantas

The Flying Mantas

Manta rays present a rare display of their flying skills in the Sea of Cortez.
  • 1668
Independence Day: buildings that power themselves

Independence Day: buildings that power themselves

Buildings powering themselves with solar energy windows could move cities towards an "independence day" against an existential enemy, climate change.
  • 2557
Conservation Divers

Conservation Divers

Rescuing and tagging sharks from fisherman's nets by conservation divers.
  • 1946
Even After Legalization, Marijuana Researchers Lack Avenues for Study

Even After Legalization, Marijuana Researchers Lack Avenues for Study

Researchers begin to take advantage of more lax marijuana laws to study the drug. 
  • 1697
Land & Water Conservation Fund

Land & Water Conservation Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund created 50 years ago was important then and is even more important now.
  • 3134

Recent Archive Highlights

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2 29 December 2018

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2

Krakatau is again active.

Plant Intelligence

Plant Intelligence 17 December 2018

Plant Intelligence

An understanding of intelligence in plants.

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Where Do Good Ideas Come From? 24 November 2018

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

A storyteller suggests an answer.

My Life As A Turkey

My Life As A Turkey 21 November 2018

My Life As A Turkey

A true turkey story for Thanksgiving.

Rewilding

Rewilding 4 September 2018

Rewilding

A 'silent spring' could become a 'wild summer' 

Conserving, the Mother Load

Conserving, the Mother Load 26 June 2018

Conserving, the Mother Load

Avoiding another Dust Bowl.

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