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George the Poet on Climate Change

19

Jan

2019

George the Poet on Climate Change

A poet takes on climate change.

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Poseidon is Watching

17

Jan

2019

Poseidon is Watching

Poseidon watches his domain.

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Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

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

30 Oct 2017

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The Conservation Alliance

 

NOAA knows

NOAA knows

NOAA now knows that October was the hottest October ever recorded.
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Electric Fern...plant of the week

Electric Fern...plant of the week

Electric-blue Ferns are rainforest beauties and the plant of the week.
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Gallery Ready

Gallery Ready

The Hubble and Cassini cameras keep returning photographs ready for any art gallery.
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An Apple a Day.....

An Apple a Day.....

Honey Crisp, Granny Smith, Fuji, Jonagold, and Snapdragon, the list of apple varieties keeps growing with each new release.
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Heads in Sand...Bums in Air

Heads in Sand...Bums in Air

Australians are known for their quick wit and showed this again with a clever protest on a famous Sydney beach. 
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Sounds of Comets

Sounds of Comets

The comet actually sounds like a fictional movie creature.
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WOW!

WOW!

That is only thing to say about the Rosetta spacecraft and its lander.
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Tsunami Politics in Kansas

Tsunami Politics in Kansas

The red vs. blue debate on climate is not enough.
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Critter Cams

Critter Cams

"critter cams" can produce amazing results from very remote places.
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Planting "big data"

Planting "big data"

What happens when you visualize "big data" from plant products?
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Columbia Glacier...going, going, gone?

Columbia Glacier...going, going, gone?

The Columbia Glacier is disappearing, fast.
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Happy Halloween for Bats

Happy Halloween for Bats

Worth a celebration indeed!
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Dan Barber on Falling in Love with a Fish

Dan Barber on Falling in Love with a Fish

A hilarious talk on learning about sustainability and loving a fish.
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Frans Lanting on why Wildlife Conservation matters

Frans Lanting on why Wildlife Conservation matters

Frans Lanting offers a perspective on why wildlife conservation is essential.
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Solar Shines

Solar Shines

A shining revolution in solar power is underway and it has only just begun.
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Fiction & Science

Fiction & Science

Watching the real science of Rosetta unfold as a fiction tale is heaps of fun.
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'A mixture of rotten eggs and a horse stable'

'A mixture of rotten eggs and a horse stable'

That conjures up a pleasant image.
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Night Fishing

Night Fishing

With this many boats, it's bye-bye to the fish.
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Flower of the Week: Aussie orchids

Flower of the Week: Aussie orchids

Most Australian orchids grow in the ground under dense forests and rarely seen.
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'Big Data' analyzed

'Big Data' analyzed

Explaining all that 'Big Data' collected and being analyzed about you and other topics.
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Spider as "puppy"

Spider as "puppy"

If it was a choice between finding a big furry spider or a puppy in the forest, the spider loses.
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Star Temples

Star Temples

Imagining two natural star temples.
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Beastly Beauty

Beastly Beauty

How can something pretty be so ugly?
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Solar System as a Vortex

Solar System as a Vortex

Does it feel like you're swirling in a vortex sometimes? That might not be far from the truth.
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The Wangari Prize

The Wangari Prize

Wangari Maathai was a powerful voice for conservation and tree planting in Africa. An award was established in her honor to recognize new forest champions.
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IUFRO, part 3

IUFRO, part 3

a true statement: Wood is Good
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Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2 29 December 2018

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2

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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

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My Life As A Turkey

A true turkey story for Thanksgiving.

Rewilding

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A 'silent spring' could become a 'wild summer' 

Conserving, the Mother Load

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Conserving, the Mother Load

Avoiding another Dust Bowl.

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