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Be Nice To Nerds

13

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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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

The Dry Valleys are one of the strangest environments on Earth.

7 Dec 2017

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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.

Weeds

Weeds

One of the best radio programs anywhere is Australia All Over from Radio National.
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In Space, No One Can Hear You Say "Ahhhh. Oooooh. Ohhhhhhh."



When a rock hits our rock, fireworks ensue. [Photo from NASA]

- RC 
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I Took The Road Less Traveled

I Took The Road Less Traveled

"I took the road less traveled", Robert Frost.
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Minke Whales Tagged and Tracked in World-first Study

Minke Whales Tagged and Tracked in World-first Study

A world-first pilot study between Australian and international scientists on dwarf minke whales in the Great Barrier Reef shows excellent results.
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Obama's Uses for His New Solar Power

Obama's Uses for His New Solar Power

By Reilly Capps

The White House is installing new solar panels on its roof. Here are ten things Obama will do with the extra energy.
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Aussie haiku

Aussie haiku

A grey and blustery day, the Southern Ocean.
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Wagyu Dreaming

Wagyu Dreaming

It's not often that I would consider a $25 sandwich, that is until I tried a wagyu burger.
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Alien Encounters


By Hugh Bollinger

Mostly we think about aliens with intelligence on some distant planet. Some alien beings, though, live a lot closer to us, right here on Earth -- they just live in an aquatic world while we inhabit a gaseous one. A close encounter with a humpback whale will convince you of that. The whale breached, came up to the boat a couple of times, looking directly at us with his huge eye, circled, and then dove away. Definitely encounters of an alien kind -- and fantastic!
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Orangutan Gives Birth, Adorability Ensues


By Reilly Capps 

Something about their loping, lazy walk and big fat faces make orangutans look different from other animals, like your favorite fat uncle who drinks too much. It's a shame that they're endangered. Which is one reason why it's so cool that a zoo wildlife park on the British Island of Jersey, Durrell, caught a live orangutan birth on camera, the first time this is has happened in such detail. 
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Irony Alert: Plants Used in Herbal Remedies Cause Cancer

File:Aristolochia baetica a.JPG By Reilly Capps

Plants that have been used by Chinese medicine men for centuries as a natural way to cure arthritis and other disease actually cause cancer. J
ust because things are natural doesn't necessarily mean they're benign. Nature isn't a pharmacy for humans. Half the time, it wants us dead.
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Love for a Pink Planet

This planet ought to be famous; it ought to be on t-shirts and billboards and advertising campaigns. The Pink Planet!  It's proof that nature is weird. Nature has all kinds of things to do -- spiraling, exploding, colliding -- and it takes time out to add a splash of color. 
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Stanford reports

Stanford reports

The rate of climate change is accelerating as reported by researchers at Stanford.
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"Like Butter" Melting

"Like Butter" Melting

What happens to Greenland matters...particularly if you live along a coast.
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Stunning View

Stunning View

Cassini produced a stunning view of Titan, Enceladus, and Saturn's rings.
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John Hunter on 4th Grader Achievements

John Hunter on 4th Grader Achievements

Everyone knows great teachers matter.
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Hi, my name is Click, Whistle, Pop

Hi, my name is Click, Whistle, Pop

Dolphins have individual names that they recognize.
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Attack of the Cannibal Lobsters

Attack of the Cannibal Lobsters

Marine studies in Maine have observed cannibalization in lobsters for the first time
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Granary's Rainbow

Granary's Rainbow

Up a desolate canyon, by a slow-moving river, far from any roads...sounds like the beginning of a mystery novel. A novel it isn't but a mystery it definitely is.
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Dam Down

Dam Down

Using cranes and heavy-duty engineering gear, the Veazie Dam has been breached on the Penobscot River in Maine.
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Size Doesn't Matter

Size Doesn't Matter

Hurricanes and cyclones can be tiny or large. Irrespective of the size they are a danger.
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Echoes of Carl

Echoes of Carl

Carl Sagan coined the famous phrase: a pale blue dot to describe how Earth would appear if seen from far in outer space.
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River Running

River Running

Environmental restoration has multiple meanings. Reseeding a tall-grass prairie, helping to recover endangered sea turtles, or restoring a river are different and all important examples. The Veazie Dam in Maine is now the latest case of dam removal to restore a free-flowing river.

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Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas

Grassroots ideas that aim to move us forward in positive, creative, and sustainable ways are worth following and supporting.
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Khumbu IR

Khumbu IR

Human eyes see objects only in visible light. What would the world look like viewed in other wavelengths?
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Mermaid Kicked Out of Public Pool

File:Waterhouse a mermaid.jpgBy Reilly Capps
In the news: mermaid kicked out of public pool. Or, a woman with a plastic mermaid fin was asked not to swim there. The pool has a no-swim-fin policy.Bringing up two questions: 1. Would a real mermaid be kicked out of a public pool? 2. Can there be real mermaids?
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Sea Lettuce in Brown Sauce

Sea Lettuce in Brown Sauce

Qingdao City along China's Yellow Sea coast has been invaded by algae. It doesn't make for a pleasant beach experience or tasty meal.
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