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World of Wonder

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2018

World of Wonder

Reflections for Earrth Day.

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Toxic Fog

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Apr

2018

Toxic Fog

Marine mercury found deposited on land by fogs.

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Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Bali's Mount Agung could erupt any time.

30 Nov 2017

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Environmental Art

Environmental Art 15 January 2018

Environmental Art

Creating paintings with natue connections.

Patagonia and Sustainability

Patagonia and Sustainability 31 December 2017

Patagonia and Sustainability

Patagonia shows how to apply sustainability in business practice.

Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From 22 December 2017

Where Good Ideas Come From

A clever storyteller suggests an answer.

Bottled Arctic Notes

Bottled Arctic Notes 15 December 2017

Bottled Arctic Notes

A bottled note tossed to the waves recovered years later.

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars 7 December 2017

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

The Dry Valleys are one of the strangest environments on Earth.

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update 5 December 2017

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

In 2014, major marine preserves were created.

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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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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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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Kenya Burning

Reuters is reporting that a raging fire has destroyed at least 2,000 acres of indigenous forest in Mount Kenya National Park. The fire is suspected to have to have been caused by honey harvesters and poachers. The mountain forest is a major water tower in the country, coveres the slopes of the second highest mountain in Africa, and is famous for treks with nearly 30,000 tourists hiking the mountain every year. Simon Gitau, Deputy Warden, Mount Kenya National Reserve said that: "Almost 100 ...
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Kenya Burning

Reuters is reporting that a raging fire has destroyed at least 2,000 acres of indigenous forest in Mount Kenya National Park. The fire is suspected to have to have been caused by honey harvesters and poachers. The mountain forest is a major water tower in the country, coveres the slopes of the second highest mountain in Africa, and is famous for treks with nearly 30,000 tourists hiking the mountain every year. Simon Gitau, Deputy Warden, Mount Kenya National Reserve said that: "Almost 100 ...
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Kenya Burning

Reuters is reporting that a raging fire has destroyed at least 2,000 acres of indigenous forest in Mount Kenya National Park. The fire is suspected to have to have been caused by honey harvesters and poachers. The mountain forest is a major water tower in the country, coveres the slopes of the second highest mountain in Africa, and is famous for treks with nearly 30,000 tourists hiking the mountain every year. Simon Gitau, Deputy Warden, Mount Kenya National Reserve said that: "Almost 100 ...
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Conrad Anker

Our Riled Up contributor and friend Conrad Anker was interviewed today on NPR’s Science Friday about his upcoming mountaineering expedition to Mount Everest for the National Geographic Society. For all those with aspirations to summit the Mother Goddess of the World, or Chomolungma to the Nepalis and Tibetans, you may wish to take a listen.                              Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, Conrad Anker    Mount Everest (credit: Jimmy Chin)                                    ...
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Conrad Anker

Our Riled Up contributor and friend Conrad Anker was interviewed today on NPR’s Science Friday about his upcoming mountaineering expedition to Mount Everest for the National Geographic Society. For all those with aspirations to summit the Mother Goddess of the World, or Chomolungma to the Nepalis and Tibetans, you may wish to take a listen.                              Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, Conrad Anker    Mount Everest (credit: Jimmy Chin)                                    ...
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Conrad Anker

Our Riled Up contributor and friend Conrad Anker was interviewed today on NPR’s Science Friday about his upcoming mountaineering expedition to Mount Everest for the National Geographic Society. For all those with aspirations to summit the Mother Goddess of the World, or Chomolungma to the Nepalis and Tibetans, you may wish to take a listen.                              Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, Conrad Anker    Mount Everest (credit: Jimmy Chin)                                    ...
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Forming the Moon

If you ever looked the moon and wondered how it formed, here’s the video of its earliest days. Lot’s of bombardments and lava lakes! ";" alt=""> How the Moon Formed (credit: Goddard Space Center) WHB
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Forming the Moon

If you ever looked the moon and wondered how it formed, here’s the video of its earliest days. Lot’s of bombardments and lava lakes! ";" alt=""> How the Moon Formed (credit: Goddard Space Center) WHB
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Forming the Moon

If you ever looked the moon and wondered how it formed, here’s the video of its earliest days. Lot’s of bombardments and lava lakes! ";" alt=""> How the Moon Formed (credit: Goddard Space Center) WHB
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