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A 'Medicane' Forms

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A 'Medicane' Forms

A medicane heads toward Italy and Greece.

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Elon Musk on Solving the Climate Crisis

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2017

Elon Musk on Solving the Climate Crisis

Incentives to solve climate change.

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The Conservation Alliance

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Photographer Created an Original View of the West

Photographer Created an Original View of the West

By Reilly Capps Photographers take a lot of things from events and landscapes -- images -- but they can, if they’re good, sometimes give...

24 Apr 2013

Video Highlights

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Compassion and other creatures

Compassion and other creatures 5 November 2017

Compassion and other creatures

Compassion is considered a trait uniquely human but we should make it more inclusive.

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency!

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency! 4 November 2017

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency!

Efficiency is the name of the game for energy, architecture, and solar design with three new developments showing the way.

Conservatives and Conservation

Conservatives and Conservation 2 November 2017

Conservatives and Conservation

 

Republican presidents from Theodore Roosevelt, to Richard Nixon, through George W. Bush left good environmental accomplishments.

 

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time 1 November 2017

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time

One way to restore coral reefs could require re-seeding with transplanted corals.

Whales & Drones

Whales & Drones 31 October 2017

Whales & Drones

Remotely controlled drones provide a quiet way to track animal behavior.

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper 30 October 2017

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Robotic engineers at JPL are turning to bio-mimicry and using a gecko as their design guide.

A Good Encapsulation of Why We Should Eat More Plants

You know all this stuff about food -- we need to eat less meat, the government is making us fat. But it's a nice little encapsulation.

  
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James Cameron's Newest Blockbuster?

James Cameron can be a self-loving twonk, but this looks really cool. 

 
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'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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Mountains in a 'Sand Sea'

Mountains in a 'Sand Sea'

The Air and Tenere Mountains rise abruptly from the Sahara Desert in Niger.
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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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Where the Buffaloes Roamed

Where the Buffaloes Roamed

When Lewis & Clark undertook their Corps of Discovery in 1804, millions of buffaloes roaming the Great Plains. By 1889, less than 700 animals remains and 500 of those were in Canada. The bison was rescued from extinction by the first wildlife restoration program.
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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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in vino veritas

in vino veritas

There are few better examples of blending art and science than the production of wine as an ancient cellar reminds us.
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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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