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Trees Before Rain

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2017

Trees Before Rain

Which came first: trees or rain?

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A 'Medicane' Forms

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2017

A 'Medicane' Forms

A medicane heads toward Italy and Greece.

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Photographer Created an Original View of the West

Photographer Created an Original View of the West

By Reilly Capps Photographers take a lot of things from events and landscapes -- images -- but they can, if they’re good, sometimes give...

24 Apr 2013

Video Highlights

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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.

Whales & Drones

Whales & Drones 31 October 2017

Whales & Drones

Remotely controlled drones provide a quiet way to track animal behavior.

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper 30 October 2017

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Robotic engineers at JPL are turning to bio-mimicry and using a gecko as their design guide.

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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