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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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Intelligent Designers

Intelligent Designers

Portland is using 'intelligent designers' to replace an aging coal-fired power plant and other cities should follow their lead.

17 Apr 2015

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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.

Kuiper Belt or bust

Kuiper Belt or bust

NASA's New Horizons flew by Pluto capturing photos of ice mountains and taking measurements as it sailed into the Kuiper Belt.
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3D Maps

3D Maps

The mass collection of 'big data' from satellite surveys now allows the creation of detailed 3D maps.
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Moonrise, Pluto

Moonrise, Pluto

On July 14, New Horizons will fly-by Pluto using the moonlight of its large moon Charon to capture photographs.
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Wasting Away

Wasting Away

Alaska's glaciers are wasting away having added 75 billion tons of water to the oceans in less than 20 years.
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Marathon Drive

Marathon Drive

JPL released a video showing a 10-year marathon drive on Mars.
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What to do with an abandoned golf course?

What to do with an abandoned golf course?

The Japanese have come up with one good answer.
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The Flying Mantas

The Flying Mantas

Manta rays present a rare display of their flying skills in the Sea of Cortez.
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Independence Day: buildings that power themselves

Independence Day: buildings that power themselves

Buildings powering themselves with solar energy windows could move cities towards an "independence day" against an existential enemy, climate change.
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Conservation Divers

Conservation Divers

Rescuing and tagging sharks from fisherman's nets by conservation divers.
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Even After Legalization, Marijuana Researchers Lack Avenues for Study

Even After Legalization, Marijuana Researchers Lack Avenues for Study

Researchers begin to take advantage of more lax marijuana laws to study the drug. 
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Land & Water Conservation Fund

Land & Water Conservation Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund created 50 years ago was important then and is even more important now.
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An Underworld Centipede Discovered

An Underworld Centipede Discovered

A unique and hellish centipede has been discovered in caves of Croatia, according to a new study.
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Real-time Reefs

Real-time Reefs

An innovative effort to collect and use "big data" on the Great Barrier Reef, the e-Reefs project, was initiated to help protect and restore the reefs.
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Assessing Transgenic Salmon

Assessing Transgenic Salmon

Are the risks posed by genetically-modified salmon worse than how we presently get our salmon to market and stomachs?
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Save the Oceans, Feed the world

Save the Oceans, Feed the world

What is happening to ocean fisheries isn't good but a different and more sustainable way is possible.
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The Lives of Giant Trees

The Lives of Giant Trees

The giant trees of the Pacific Northwest are still poorly understood and mountaineering tools are helping to understand them.
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Explorer to present at The Conservation Alliance

Explorer to present at The Conservation Alliance

Eric Larsen will present his The Last North expedition to an outdoor/conservation audience in Utah..
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Compassionate Turtles

Compassionate Turtles

Behavior that would be considered compassionate in humans is also observed in animals.
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the 6th Extinction

the 6th Extinction

Research is pointing to a new extinction event that is now in progress.
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Conservation Photography

Conservation Photography

Master photographers can help conservation researchers with added field information.
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Scientist: Facts Back Obama on Syria, Drought, War

Scientist: Facts Back Obama on Syria, Drought, War

As deniers fume, scientists keep measuring stuff. 
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Environmental Warriors, 2

Environmental Warriors, 2

This has been a good week of "warriors" for conservation including a teenager, an informed pastor, and now a military commander.
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Kid Warriors for the Environment

Kid Warriors for the Environment

A "kid warrior" is building a generational following online with environmental concerns.
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One Sunset, Two Worlds

One Sunset, Two Worlds

How would sunset on Earth and Mars appear? JPL scientists asked the same question with surprising results.
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