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Forgotten Microbe Could Transform Medicine

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Forgotten Microbe Could Transform Medicine

Phages may come to the rescue.

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Acid Lakes

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Acid Lakes

No swimming in the lake.

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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

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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.

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.

'Mandela's Gold'

'Mandela's Gold'

Nelson Mandela is remembered for many things: human rights, political leadership, sports fan, and as a patriarch. He is less known as a lover of plants and now one has been named after him.
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A Martian Panorama

A Martian Panorama

The now silent Spirit rover captured a 360 panorama of Mars from a hilltop in 2005.
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Word of the Year is Not "Derp"

The word of the year is "science." 
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A Little Holiday Sanctimony For You

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Al Gore went vegan. So did half of Hollywood. And Bill Clinton. Why is this fact such a secret? 
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Eagle Vids

Eagle Vids

Sea Eagles are magnificent birds. One has now become a movie producer!
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@BILL_NYE_THO's COOL ASS ANIMAL OF THE WEEK: TURRITOPSIS DOHRNII (TYPE OF JELLYFISH THAT DON'T DIE)

@BILL_NYE_THO's COOL ASS ANIMAL OF THE WEEK: TURRITOPSIS DOHRNII (TYPE OF JELLYFISH THAT DON'T DIE)

Guest columnist @Bill_Nye_tho examines the turritopsis dohrnii, the immortal jellyfish
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Comet Ison Fizzles?

Comet Ison Fizzles?

Comet Ison passed near the Sun on Thanksgiving Day and photo animations captured the event.
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A Different View

A Different View

The space station had a different perspective of the Thanksgiving parades.
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Midsummer Fires

Midsummer Fires

Yosemite National Park experienced the massive Rim Fire in mid-August. Snow now covers the burn scars but run-off will carry exposed sediment in the spring.
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I Have Fallen in Love With a Car (Sharing Service)


[These sleek little Car2Go cars have just been introduced in my city, Denver. Photo from Daimler.]

America's love affair with big fat smelly belching cars may be coming to an end, but the author has kindled a new romance with a sleek shiny pretty little thing.
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Transition Lab

Transition Lab

An existential angst often happens to college students saddled with large debts to gain degrees requiring them to then spend their lives paying it off waiting tables.
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What a Difference a Year Makes

What a Difference a Year Makes

Deforestation occurs in many ways: clearing for agriculture, illegal logging, political corruption, and fires. With remote sensing, researchers can see cleared ground in the Amazon that the previous year was intact forest.
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How to Convince Your Grandkids You're Not a Smelly A-Hole

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[If you own a car like this, smear mud on it. That will make it more plausible.]
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On the Level of Animals

By Reilly Capps

The animals keep getting more human.

Or maybe it's the other way around.

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What Next? answered and it's strange

What Next? answered and it's strange

Queensland's Sunshine Coast known for its fine beaches but now has now been pummeled by orange-sized hail.
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Off The Charts

Off The Charts

The extreme weather that moved through the mid-west this weekend was called "off the charts" for November.
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Mount Etna Erupts

Mount Etna Erupts

If ever you doubted that we live on the thin rind of a geologically active planet, the massive eruption of Sicily's Mount Etna should change your mind.
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The Deep Ocean -- Mother Earth's Curiosity Cabinet

The Internet is baffled by this animal. I have the answer. 

 
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Rare Cat

Rare Cat

The Bay Cat is one rare kitty. It has now been photographed by a hidden video camera.
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You Too Can Monitor a Forest

You Too Can Monitor a Forest

Over 30 years ago the congressional OTA investigated tropical deforestation. Now a  new tool has been developed to monitor this tragedy on a global scale by anyone.
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In Saturn's Shadow

In Saturn's Shadow

The Cassini spacecraft continues stunning everyone with its photography.
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Tea Party Hippies

The world is upside down. In the 60s, all the long-haired, eccentrically-dressed, angry placard-waivers were liberals and enviro-hippies, and all the clean-cut, buttoned-down, well-educated people were conservatives.  Now, the Tea Partiers are the unkempt, unruly, leather-jacket wearing protesters out in the streets waving signs, and they're the climate deniers who couldn't give a fig about forests or seas or anything except taxes and swearing that they aren't racists. 
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Return of the Thylacine...maybe

Return of the Thylacine...maybe

New reports indicate the unique marsupial carnivore, the thylacine, may still exist.
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From Space, a Super-typhoon

From Space, a Super-typhoon

The strongest cyclone in recorded history was observed by the TRMM satellite in visible, microwave and infrared wavelengths. The monster storm deserved its classification as a super-typhoon.
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Dr. Jane and a Super Storm

Dr. Jane and a Super Storm

Dr. Jane Goodall is known everywhere for her pioneering efforts at environmental understanding. A new super-storm shows the importance of paying attention to what she has been championing.
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The Fierce Beauty of a Hurricane


[Typhoon Haiyan, from the Facebook page of EUMETSAT]
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