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George the Poet on Climate Change

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2019

George the Poet on Climate Change

A poet takes on climate change.

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17

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2019

Poseidon is Watching

Poseidon watches his domain.

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Conserving, the Mother Load

Conserving, the Mother Load

Avoiding another Dust Bowl.

26 Jun 2018

Video Highlights

 

The Conservation Alliance

 

Now They've Done It

Now They've Done It

As the guac goes, so go all of us. 
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Welcome to Europa

Welcome to Europa

One of the most existential questions posed by us humans is: 'are we alone'? A new NASA robot is now being planned to explore Europa, Jupiter's icy moon, that may finally answer the question.
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You Never Really Die

You Never Really Die

By Reilly Capps
When somebody dies, it's tough to know what to say. Science can help. 
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"Drones Are Going to Change the Way We See the Animal World"

"Drones Are Going to Change the Way We See the Animal World"

Drones are know for military applications, as spy tools, and potentially to delivery parcels. A more unknown use will be for wildlife monitoring.
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I Am a Machine

I Am a Machine

By Reilly Capps. 
I am a machine, I guess. Just the coolest machine we've ever seen. 
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Pollution Blows Across Asia

Pollution Blows Across Asia

China's air pollution has become so bad that it can be seen from space.
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TED: Fabian Oefner on Psychedelic science

TED: Fabian Oefner on Psychedelic science

It is the weekend and time again for another inspiring TED Talk.
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The Song of the Spindle

The Song of the Spindle

The Song of the Spindle premiered at the Sundance film Festival and asked the existential question: "What is intelligence and how do you define it?"
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More Neil DeGrasse Tyson

More Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Neil DeGrasse Tyson is talking about the big things. 
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Downtown Trout

Downtown Trout

We imagine steelhead trout runs in places like Alaska's majestic Bristol Bay, Idaho's Clearwater River, or the cold rapids of the Klamath in northern California. Who knew they loved the sunshine of southern California as well.
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DeChristopher's a Wrecking Ball

DeChristopher's a Wrecking Ball

Tim DeChristopher came to prominence as a monkey wrencher, but the tool that best describes him now is probably "sledgehammer." 
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So Many New Planets, So Little Time to Explore

So Many New Planets, So Little Time to Explore

Kepler announced confirmation of 715 new planets with more to come from the trove of stars already scanned into the database.
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The Distorting Effect of Ideology

The Distorting Effect of Ideology

Why would so many Republicans see the evidence on a natural phenomenon so differently from the way that most people see it? Do they also have differing opinions on the Doppler effect or Heisenberg's uncertainty principle?
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Beyond the Beyond

Beyond the Beyond

Ancient mariners and Tibetan monks each had their ideas of a place that was 'beyond the beyond', the very definition of faraway. They could have been thinking of Bouvet Island.
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The Cosmos is All That Is ... Cool

The Cosmos is All That Is ... Cool

In just two weeks, Fox debuts their new version of Cosmos. I need to find some Sheldon-level geeks to watch it with. I need to treat it like a Super Bowl. 
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The Tree of Life, in Your Pocket

The Tree of Life, in Your Pocket

Because, sometimes, when you're on the bus, you need to know how finches are related to budgies. 
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A Bad Attitude

A Bad Attitude

By Reilly Capps 
If physical violence is always wrong -- and it is -- then why does it sometimes feel so good?
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Sochi, the Caucasus

Sochi, the Caucasus

The 2014 Winter Olympics are ending in Sochi, Russia. An impressive 'last look' shows the entire venue even if not the skiers.
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Swamped

Swamped

Between December 2013 and January 2014, a series of storms in the UK left 15 inches of rain on southern England. The storms have produced major flooding and it is still raining.
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Super-smart Bird

Super-smart Bird

Animal behavior is one of the exciting areas of animal research. Whales, dolphins, elephants, and bonobo chimpanzees demonstrate the ability to recognize themselves once thought only possible by humans.
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Loosing Gas

Loosing Gas

Research at Stanford University is showing how to control leaking gas wells. If widely adopted, their engineering technology could help accelerate the use of natural gas to replace the burning of coal to produce electricity.
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The Earth is Falling Apart

Just an unbelievable clip from the documentary "Chasing Ice," the footage of the largest iceberg breakup -- ice calving -- event ever caught on tape. Think of all the ones that aren't caught on tape. Think of all the ice that's floating out to sea. 
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Grumpy Octopus

Grumpy Octopus

Octopus are curious creatures but don't disturb them while resting.
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The Arctic on Foot

The Arctic on Foot

Top seven things to do in the arctic: 
1. See if your tongue really does stick to metal poles in winter.
2. Spend hours waiting for help. 
3. Remove tongue from metal pole on your own. 
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Migrations End

Migrations End

The Monarch butterfly, a favorite insect of natural history studies, of children's grade school classes, and the poster-child for long-distance migrations is in serious trouble. The problem is simple: habitat loss.
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When Will the Stupidity End?

When Will the Stupidity End?

What is this stupid debate? And when will it end? 
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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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