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Night Vision

17

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2017

Night Vision

Tracking ice cracks in thermal infrared.

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Elemental Haikus

16

Aug

2017

Elemental Haikus

A table of elemental poems with purpose.

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The Conservation Alliance

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Lost & Found Worlds

Lost & Found Worlds

Biogeography rule #1: odd things evolve on islands.

29 Oct 2013

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

Fishing for Plastic

Fishing for Plastic 9 August 2017

Fishing for Plastic

It takes garbage to make a boat.

Intelligence of Plants

Intelligence of Plants 8 August 2017

Intelligence of Plants

Amazing new understandings of intelligence in plants.

A Monumental President

A Monumental President 5 August 2017

A Monumental President

Two new national monuments were designated.

The Colours of Australia are Fading

The Colours of Australia are Fading 2 June 2017

The Colours of Australia are Fading

Major changes have occurred recently to Australian forests.

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Super Coral...a Super Hero? 26 May 2017

Super Coral...a Super Hero?

Heat-tolerant corals may help reef restoration.

Replanting Corals

Replanting Corals 17 May 2017

Replanting Corals

Some people are taking positive action today to reverse the damage caused by climate change and building resilience for tomorrow.

Statistics Matter, Even in Times of Tragedy



By Reilly Capps 

It's awful to hear news like Navy Yard, but every news story about anything tragic should, by the third paragraph, give some perspective and context about the tragedy. 
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Mount Sinabung Erupts

Mount Sinabung Erupts

The mega-volcano in Indonesia has exploded sending smoke and ash high into the atmosphere.
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Colorado Floods

Colorado Floods

Torrential rains in Colorado produced widespread and destructive flooding between September 9-15th.
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Sea Changes

Sea Changes

What happens to the oceans is super-important.
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Scary Words That Are Not Scary

File:GMO corn Yellow Springs, Ohio.jpg
[Genetically modified corn in Ohio.]

By Reilly Capps

Dihydrogen monoxide can kill you and ought to be banned. Yes? Here is a list of things that sound scary but are not actually scary.
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Questions about Climate Change?

Questions about Climate Change?

Have questions about climate change? During September, you can ask them directly to a NASA climate scientist!
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Defining Ugly

Defining Ugly

Australia's blobfish has been selected as the ugliest creature in the world.
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Re-photography Power

Re-photography Power

Re-photography is used to monitor landscape changes over decades long time-frames but now has been used in view environmental change in weeks.
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Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

The rover Curiosity has just clocked its longest one-day driving distance towards a massive mountain on Mars.
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The Meaning of Life: Could it Really Be Sex?

In which our editor, after discussing the best theory currently available, proposes a new theory for the meaning of life, in which the meaning of life is to connect ourselves more deeply with the things around us, meaning and purpose of life does indeed include sex, and can therefore be quickly summarized in the following way:

the meaning of life is to bone
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Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder

You'd be excused for thinking the apocalypse was approaching.
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Making the Impossible Possible: Sustaining the Oceans

Making the Impossible Possible: Sustaining the Oceans

The XPRIZE, the sponsor of innovative space flight projects, has announced a new marine design contest that every Riled Up follower should support.
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Underwater Volcano Discovered

Underwater Volcano Discovered

A volcano the size of New Mexico has been discovered under the Pacific Ocean.

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Lucas reviews the Sounds of Nature: Rainforest CD

Lucas reviews the Sounds of Nature: Rainforest CD

Sounds of Nature: Rainforest proves to be one of the biggest musical disappointments in recent memory.
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"Bright Ideas" Win Out

"Bright Ideas" Win Out

Colorado based Transition Lab wins a sustainability award from MIT 
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50 Shades of Red

50 Shades of Red

So far this year, California's Rim Fire is now the largest in the United States with several months remaining in the 'fire season'.
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Bringing Corals back from the Brink

Bringing Corals back from the Brink

New research offers a bit of hope to the otherwise sorry state of the world's coral reefs. It is based in their natural resilience to environmental shocks.
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A Traveler's "Quote"

A Traveler's "Quote"

The thoughts of a 19th century traveler resonate just as well today.
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Leaked Spoilers from "Planet Earth" Season 2

Leaked Spoilers from "Planet Earth" Season 2

Lucas Gardner got his hands on some spoilers from the upcoming second season of "Planet Earth"
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Greenland's 'Mega Canyon'

Greenland's 'Mega Canyon'

Using space-based radar, a new 'grand canyon' has been discovered under Greenland's ice cap.
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2 Fires

2 Fires

Two mega-blazes in California and Australia are seen from space.
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I Got Your Missing Link Right Here

It's just like Darwin suspected: the missing link between pool and beach, about to climb out of the primordial ooze.


[Bamboo shark Hemiscyllium halmahera. Video credit: Mark Erdmann / Wedaresort]

This is a newly discovered "walking" shark, found off the coast of Indonesia. 

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Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty ... In a Video

In this week's Video Pick of the Week, the science popularizer Jason Silva makes a compelling case that the most beautiful things in the universe are also the truest ones -- and that realizing that can help us to survive. 

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Alien Ocean & Moon?

Alien Ocean & Moon?

A sundown photo could be confused as a moon seen from a distant alien ocean.
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Adios, Bayou

Adios, Bayou

A massive Louisiana sinkhole swallowed an entire grove of cypress trees and suspicions abound.
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Billionaire Makes Bid to Become Mr Burns

By Reilly Capps 

Billionaire fracker details his plans to rule a planet of oil set free from Mother Nature and many billions of those pesky "people" and their silly little desires to "be alive." 
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