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Life on Mars, 2020

A new Mars rover will search for past life.

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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

Video Highlights

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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.

Krakatoa Awakens, an update

Krakatoa Awakens, an update 28 October 2018

Krakatoa Awakens, an update

Krakatoa is again active.

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.

Environmental Art

Environmental Art 15 January 2018

Environmental Art

Creating paintings with natue connections.

The Universe Beyond Your Fence

The Universe Beyond Your Fence

What if you could have the universe beyond your fence?
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Ice Climbing on a Comet

Ice Climbing on a Comet

What does mountaineering and landing on a comet have in common?
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Jon Stewart says House notices "burns"

Jon Stewart says House notices "burns"

Jon Stewart uses his typical wit to skewer the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.
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Fox News: 'It Used to be a Dinosaur. Now It's Fuel. How Is That Not Renewable?'

Fox News: 'It Used to be a Dinosaur. Now It's Fuel. How Is That Not Renewable?'

In a long line of stupid statements on Fox News about climate, this one might be the stupidest.
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Obama is the Best on Climate! Oy vey!

Obama is the Best on Climate! Oy vey!

Obama boasts about our progress on the climate; it's like Hoover bragging about all he'd done on poverty
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Vaquita, the Next Species for Extinction?

Vaquita, the Next Species for Extinction?

Fishing bycatch could cause extinction for the smallest dolphin in the world.
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Royal Hakea, Plant of the Week

Royal Hakea, Plant of the Week

Royal Hakea is the 'plant of the week' and ancient.
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What's Possible

What's Possible

Morgan Freeman narrates a new film, What's Possible, to address climate change.
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Biodiversity Heros

Biodiversity Heros

The Midori Prize has been awarded to 3 heroes of biodiversity preservation.
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illUmiNating Endangered Species

illUmiNating Endangered Species

An illUmiNating vidoe showcases the plight of marine conservation.
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Mother Nature is Our Bitch

Mother Nature is Our Bitch

Want proof that we've bested nature? Just look at Ski Dubai.
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Mickjaggerosaurus

Mickjaggerosaurus

You can't claim researchers lack a sense of humor or are devoid of music appreciation.
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Satellite selfie

Satellite selfie

The Rosette satellite took a "selfie" of itself in orbit.
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Bad for Birds

Bad for Birds

If any evidence was further needed that climate change is a bad thing, a report on the state of birds will change that.
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Things Fall Apart ... Sometimes

Things Fall Apart ... Sometimes

Not everything is going to the dogs. 
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Marine Update

Marine Update

Species recover if given half a chance. Two reports should make anyone interested in ocean conservation celebrate.
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The Amazing Story of Sen. Inhofe in Hot Water

The Amazing Story of Sen. Inhofe in Hot Water

Irony. So sweet. So likely to give you upper respiratory trouble. 
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This Dinosaur Feared Nothing

This Dinosaur Feared Nothing

I love a dino with a cool name. This one's means "Fears Nothing." 
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Is Earth Fucked?

Is Earth Fucked?

Naomi Klein's new book says capitalism, unchecked, will destroy the climate. 
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A New Branch for the Tree of Life?

A New Branch for the Tree of Life?

The Tree of Life originally consisted of plants, animals, bacteria, and fungi. A new discovery may require another branch be added.
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How Did Fish Start Walking on Land? One Step at a Time

How Did Fish Start Walking on Land? One Step at a Time

An experiment showed that fish out of water can adapt, learning to walk on land. 
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Power Plants Going Bye-Bye

Power Plants Going Bye-Bye

Big bank UBS says that, very soon, the world will just be rooftop solar and electric cars. 
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Appropriate Technology

Appropriate Technology

An nice example of an "appropriate technology".
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Computers Byte

Computers Byte

Challenges between humans and machines usually don't end well for the humans. 
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Dreamtime Turtle rediscovered

Dreamtime Turtle rediscovered

It's a good thing when a species long thought extinct is rediscovered.
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