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Be Nice To Nerds

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Dec

2017

Be Nice To Nerds

Exploring DARPA's creative research approach.

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Mountain Day...Every Day

12

Dec

2017

Mountain Day...Every Day

Time to celebrate mountains every day.

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Archive Highlights

How to Glow: the Very Simple Way of Energy Making

How to Glow: the Very Simple Way of Energy Making

By Reilly Capps  If you break down the essence of energy like you're talking to a kindergartner, it really comes down to one thing: the sun....

24 May 2013

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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.

Think Green

Think Green 2 December 2017

Think Green

It's important to Think Green during this white time of year.

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update 30 November 2017

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Bali's Mount Agung could erupt any time.

Rewilding

Rewilding 27 November 2017

Rewilding

or how a 'silent spring' could turn into a 'wild summer' 

My Life As A Turkey

My Life As A Turkey 23 November 2017

My Life As A Turkey

If you thought turkeys were just big butterballs in the Thanksgiving oven, think again.

God's Bathtub

God's Bathtub

An Australia lake has remained untouched by climate change and has remained as it is for 7500 years.
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The Jellyfish Invasion -- The Slimiest Enviro-disaster Ever

File:Pelagia noctiluca (Sardinia).jpgBy Reilly Capps
Jellyfish are one of god's creations, beautiful and majestic in their own way, but only if their own way is washed up dead on a beach. They're not a fish, they're not even a jelly. Jelly is sweet. These bastards are like raspberry jam covered in barbed wire. They're a sadist's favorite fish. Which is why it's so disconcerting to learn that this non-fish is taking over.
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Antarctica Revealed

Antarctica Revealed

A new radar map of Antarctica reveals a continent of complex mountains and valleys under the thick ice sheet.
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The Cats on Cat Island: the World's Cutest Invasive Species?

File:Redsilver Maine coon Kittens.JPGBy Reilly Capps
There is an island in Japan that has been overrun by cats. The Japanese call it Cat Island. It is much more popular than the island next door, Stinky Litterbox Island. 
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Bring Back Mammoths!

Bring Back Mammoths!

Russian scientists have recovered fully preserved blood and muscle tissues from a Woolly Mammoth on a Siberian island entombed in ice. Their discovery opens the door to restoring the ancient elephant from extinction using biotechnology.
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Look at Dead Animals, Save the World (with Your Camera)

Look at Dead Animals, Save the World (with Your Camera)

By Reilly Capps

There are some ideas so simple that they rise to the level of absolute genius, by their sheer simplicity. Idea: match scientists who want data with outdoorsmen (and women) who are in the position to find it. It seems like an ideal challenge for readers of this Journal, who love the outdoors and photography, fear climate change and are in the position to document the natural world. So: step out of your SUV, squat down near that squashed garter snake or flattened cane toad, flash your camera at that pancaked horned lizard or two-dimensional glossy snake, then GPS the coordinates and know that you saved the world, just a little bit. 
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Wheels on the Ground

Wheels on the Ground

The Curiosity rover continues on its journey towards a Martian mountain.
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Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Wildlife in Australia can be big, odd, and hot pink.
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