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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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The Conservation Alliance

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Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

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

30 Oct 2017

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Recent Archive Highlights

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.

The Important Places

The Important Places

Everyone has some memories of those important and special places.
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Mars Mystery Solved?

Mars Mystery Solved?

From God of War, canals, to possible life, Mars has always had its mysteries...one may now be solved.
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Protect Our Winters

Protect Our Winters

The "new normal" for mountain climates is not good news for snowpacks, winter sports, and water supplies.
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Rising tides, Sailors be wise

Rising tides, Sailors be wise

Sailors are advised to not be caught off guard with rising tides...still good advise
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a new Tree of Life

a new Tree of Life

Wouldn't you like to know where you sit on the Tree of Life?
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World Rhino Day

World Rhino Day

Today is World Rhino Day and the creatures need all the help they can get.
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Pluto Wows, Again

Pluto Wows, Again

Backlit photography is showing details that are producing Wows about far-off Pluto, again.
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Amazing Landscapes

Amazing Landscapes

Occasionally a short video can produce a sense of wonder and amazement about environments.
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What Climate Activists Can Learn from Honeybees

What Climate Activists Can Learn from Honeybees

Big new demand from one of country's bravest activists 
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Surfer Birds

Surfer Birds

Even the birds in Australia seem to like surfing.
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1 in a 1000 & Blue Oaks

1 in a 1000 & Blue Oaks

Combining tree-rings with Sierra Nevada snowpack data show California's drought is the worst in 500 years.
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Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From

Where do good ideas originate? The answer surprised the science and technology writer, Steven Johnson.
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McConnell: A Leader in Population Changes

McConnell: A Leader in Population Changes

On policies that affect the world's mortality, the Senator is consistent. 
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Pluto: stranger & stranger

Pluto: stranger & stranger

Pluto is showing a geology and environmental processes as complicated as anything seen before and still unexplained.
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Parc national des Ecrins, France

Parc national des Ecrins, France

If you can't understand the language, a time-lapse video explains it all.
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Intelligent Designers, vol. 3

Intelligent Designers, vol. 3

Three new technologies showcase the creative thinking of intelligent designers.
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It wasn't just a name that changed!

It wasn't just a name that changed!

It wasn't just a named that change when Denali was recognized as Denali.
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Color-blindness Cure?

Color-blindness Cure?

A color-blindness cure may be close as the biotechnological use of gene therapy shows.
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Plant of the Month: Silver Grass Trees

Plant of the Month: Silver Grass Trees

In remote corners of Western Australia is a plant that isn't a tree, isn't a grass, and isn't common either.
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