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Sounds of Space-Time Merging

18

Oct

2017

Sounds of Space-Time Merging

An audio recording 130 million years old.

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What's Under All That Ice?

17

Oct

2017

What's Under All That Ice?

Remote sensing is producing a revolution in glaciology.

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The Conservation Alliance

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95% Certain

95% Certain

The latest IPCC report on climate change states that humans are the cause of global temperature increases with 95% certainty.

27 Sep 2013

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A Monumental President

A Monumental President 26 August 2017

A Monumental President

Two new national monuments were designated.

Fishing for Plastic

Fishing for Plastic 9 August 2017

Fishing for Plastic

It takes garbage to make a boat.

Intelligence of Plants

Intelligence of Plants 8 August 2017

Intelligence of Plants

Amazing new understandings of intelligence in plants.

The Colours of Australia are Fading

The Colours of Australia are Fading 2 June 2017

The Colours of Australia are Fading

Major changes have occurred recently to Australian forests.

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Super Coral...a Super Hero? 26 May 2017

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Heat-tolerant corals may help reef restoration.

Replanting Corals

Replanting Corals 17 May 2017

Replanting Corals

Some people are taking positive action today to reverse the damage caused by climate change and building resilience for tomorrow.

SciFi Moon Revealed

Io is very strange. Jupiter’s innermost moon consists of numerous and massive super-volcanoes. The first images of Io were provided by the Galileo spacecraft that orbited Jupiter and its moons in the 1990’s. The satellite sent back amazing photography of the planet’s moons and discovered Io’s volcanoes  actively erupting. For the first time, scientists at the US Geological Service have created a global geologic map of the volcanically active moon.        Prometheus Eruption on ...
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Trippy Ocean

NASA is trying to determine circulation patterns in the oceans to understand carbon and heat transfer from smaller bodies of water that feed into the seas. Such simulations are critical to being able to predict the CO2 absorption by the oceans oceans and the impacts that result. Here is an animation of a current circulation models. ";" alt="">Perpetual Ocean Model (credit: NASA) You might think it was trippy version of Vincent van Gogh’s classic painting, Starry Night. WHB
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Trippy Ocean

NASA is trying to determine circulation patterns in the oceans to understand carbon and heat transfer from smaller bodies of water that feed into the seas. Such simulations are critical to being able to predict the CO2 absorption by the oceans oceans and the impacts that result. Here is an animation of a current circulation models. ";" alt="">Perpetual Ocean Model (credit: NASA) You might think it was trippy version of Vincent van Gogh’s classic painting, Starry Night. WHB
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Trippy Ocean

NASA is trying to determine circulation patterns in the oceans to understand carbon and heat transfer from smaller bodies of water that feed into the seas. Such simulations are critical to being able to predict the CO2 absorption by the oceans oceans and the impacts that result. Here is an animation of a current circulation models. ";" alt="">Perpetual Ocean Model (credit: NASA) You might think it was trippy version of Vincent van Gogh’s classic painting, Starry Night. WHB
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Music Power

Normally, we post entries related to the environment, science, alternative energy technology, and related topics to Riled Up. Music is far removed from these issues but occasionally something appears worthy of wide appreciation. An accordion ensemble from North Korea is a good example, particularly when they players rock-out to a 1980’s western pop song like Take on Me by the Norwegian pop band, A-ha. The North Koreans appeared at the International Arts and Culture Festival in Kirkenes, ...
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Music Power

Normally, we post entries related to the environment, science, alternative energy technology, and related topics to Riled Up. Music is far removed from these issues but occasionally something appears worthy of wide appreciation. An accordion ensemble from North Korea is a good example, particularly when they players rock-out to a 1980’s western pop song like Take on Me by the Norwegian pop band, A-ha. The North Koreans appeared at the International Arts and Culture Festival in Kirkenes, ...
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Music Power

Normally, we post entries related to the environment, science, alternative energy technology, and related topics to Riled Up. Music is far removed from these issues but occasionally something appears worthy of wide appreciation. An accordion ensemble from North Korea is a good example, particularly when they players rock-out to a 1980’s western pop song like Take on Me by the Norwegian pop band, A-ha. The North Koreans appeared at the International Arts and Culture Festival in Kirkenes, ...
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Washington Post takes strong stand on climate change

In the middle of a moronic debate about gas prices, the Washington Post offers a powerful reminder: the climate is still warming.  In an editorial, the paper's editorial board -- not usually a liberal bastion -- issues strong words on the future.  "Climate-related risks," the editorial said, "could seriously disrupt human activity. ... climate change could be extremely dangerous."  It notes how absurd it is that we've moved from a debate in which we were seriously considering a ...
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Washington Post takes strong stand on climate change

In the middle of a moronic debate about gas prices, the Washington Post offers a powerful reminder: the climate is still warming.  In an editorial, the paper's editorial board -- not usually a liberal bastion -- issues strong words on the future.  "Climate-related risks," the editorial said, "could seriously disrupt human activity. ... climate change could be extremely dangerous."  It notes how absurd it is that we've moved from a debate in which we were seriously considering a ...
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Washington Post takes strong stand on climate change

In the middle of a moronic debate about gas prices, the Washington Post offers a powerful reminder: the climate is still warming.  In an editorial, the paper's editorial board -- not usually a liberal bastion -- issues strong words on the future.  "Climate-related risks," the editorial said, "could seriously disrupt human activity. ... climate change could be extremely dangerous."  It notes how absurd it is that we've moved from a debate in which we were seriously considering a ...
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Earthshine

It’s not too often that Moon's ashen glow known as Earthshine is as beautifully captured illuminating the night side of the Moon as in this new photo portrait. A patient skywatcher from the central Iranian city of Isfahan used a telescope to view the earthlit disk of the moon’s far side as a bright crescent. A stunning lunar face as a sliver was produced and conjures memories of desert night skies. Earthshine against the New Moon (credit: NASA/Taha Ghouchkanlu) A description of ...
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Earthshine

It’s not too often that Moon's ashen glow known as Earthshine is as beautifully captured illuminating the night side of the Moon as in this new photo portrait. A patient skywatcher from the central Iranian city of Isfahan used a telescope to view the earthlit disk of the moon’s far side as a bright crescent. A stunning lunar face as a sliver was produced and conjures memories of desert night skies. Earthshine against the New Moon (credit: NASA/Taha Ghouchkanlu) A description of ...
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Earthshine

It’s not too often that Moon's ashen glow known as Earthshine is as beautifully captured illuminating the night side of the Moon as in this new photo portrait. A patient skywatcher from the central Iranian city of Isfahan used a telescope to view the earthlit disk of the moon’s far side as a bright crescent. A stunning lunar face as a sliver was produced and conjures memories of desert night skies. Earthshine against the New Moon (credit: NASA/Taha Ghouchkanlu) A description of ...
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Poop power

This is getting laughs on Twitter: a story about how folks at Toyota are powering a little rickshaw using poo from the elephants at the Denver Zoo. “We put a MAN ON THE MOON. And then we invented this. THE END,” Twurted @MikeNizza of The Daily. Which ranks high on the list of Stupidest Tweets of All Time. A poop-powered Tuk-Tuk is AWESOME.  "The tuk tuk was purchased from Thailand and then re-engineered to run on gasified pellets made from animal droppings and trash generated by the ...
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Poop power

This is getting laughs on Twitter: a story about how folks at Toyota are powering a little rickshaw using poo from the elephants at the Denver Zoo. “We put a MAN ON THE MOON. And then we invented this. THE END,” Twurted @MikeNizza of The Daily. Which ranks high on the list of Stupidest Tweets of All Time. A poop-powered Tuk-Tuk is AWESOME.  "The tuk tuk was purchased from Thailand and then re-engineered to run on gasified pellets made from animal droppings and trash generated by the ...
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Poop power

This is getting laughs on Twitter: a story about how folks at Toyota are powering a little rickshaw using poo from the elephants at the Denver Zoo. “We put a MAN ON THE MOON. And then we invented this. THE END,” Twurted @MikeNizza of The Daily. Which ranks high on the list of Stupidest Tweets of All Time. A poop-powered Tuk-Tuk is AWESOME.  "The tuk tuk was purchased from Thailand and then re-engineered to run on gasified pellets made from animal droppings and trash generated by the ...
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Hi! I am a Nutria

Every year the Sundance Institute illustrates the art of animation in filmmaking as part of their film festival. This year several animated films were used as a shorts preceding a longer documentary or dramatic film as well. One such film was Song of the Spindle, a reflection on the nature of intelligence. Written and directed by the animator, Drew Christie, this short film used a conversation between a human and a whale as the vehicle to discuss this existential question. Song of the ...
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Hi! I am a Nutria

Every year the Sundance Institute illustrates the art of animation in filmmaking as part of their film festival. This year several animated films were used as a shorts preceding a longer documentary or dramatic film as well. One such film was Song of the Spindle, a reflection on the nature of intelligence. Written and directed by the animator, Drew Christie, this short film used a conversation between a human and a whale as the vehicle to discuss this existential question. Song of the ...
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Hi! I am a Nutria

Every year the Sundance Institute illustrates the art of animation in filmmaking as part of their film festival. This year several animated films were used as a shorts preceding a longer documentary or dramatic film as well. One such film was Song of the Spindle, a reflection on the nature of intelligence. Written and directed by the animator, Drew Christie, this short film used a conversation between a human and a whale as the vehicle to discuss this existential question. Song of the ...
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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Radio West from KUER-FM aired an hour long conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. Tyson has just published Space Chronicles, a book presenting his views on the future of space travel and America’s role in that future. In the discussion with host, Doug Fabrizio, Tyson discussed the importance of science and technology for the health of the American economy. He gave personal reflections on how he became an ...
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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Radio West from KUER-FM aired an hour long conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. Tyson has just published Space Chronicles, a book presenting his views on the future of space travel and America’s role in that future. In the discussion with host, Doug Fabrizio, Tyson discussed the importance of science and technology for the health of the American economy. He gave personal reflections on how he became an ...
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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Radio West from KUER-FM aired an hour long conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. Tyson has just published Space Chronicles, a book presenting his views on the future of space travel and America’s role in that future. In the discussion with host, Doug Fabrizio, Tyson discussed the importance of science and technology for the health of the American economy. He gave personal reflections on how he became an ...
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Stromatolites

Stromatolites are very odd and very old. They are the most ancient living example of life on Earth. Stromatolites offer surprises wherever they are discovered. Three and a half billion years ago the Earth was totally different from today and the biosphere was dominated by communities of colonial microbes. These earliest ecosystems consisted of luxuriant microbial mats in a variety of shapes and sizes as multicellular organisms did not exist yet, only appearing in the fossil record about 600 ...
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Stromatolites

Stromatolites are very odd and very old. They are the most ancient living example of life on Earth. Stromatolites offer surprises wherever they are discovered. Three and a half billion years ago the Earth was totally different from today and the biosphere was dominated by communities of colonial microbes. These earliest ecosystems consisted of luxuriant microbial mats in a variety of shapes and sizes as multicellular organisms did not exist yet, only appearing in the fossil record about 600 ...
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Stromatolites

Stromatolites are very odd and very old. They are the most ancient living example of life on Earth. Stromatolites offer surprises wherever they are discovered. Three and a half billion years ago the Earth was totally different from today and the biosphere was dominated by communities of colonial microbes. These earliest ecosystems consisted of luxuriant microbial mats in a variety of shapes and sizes as multicellular organisms did not exist yet, only appearing in the fossil record about 600 ...
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How to say Hello in Dolphin

Anyone who has ever listened to the modulated sounds of a humpback whale or the clickings of a dolphin must have wondered: what are they saying? We may be taking the first baby steps to answer that question. While humans and other land mammals evolved to communicate using vocalizations through gases-- air --marine mammals use sonar-like echolocations transmitted through an aqueous environment-- water --to communicate. The physiology and anatomy of humans and marine mammals evolved ...
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