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Cassini's Last Photos

23

Sep

2017

Cassini's Last Photos

Cassini gathered data and photos until its last moment.

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A 'Lost Crop' That Might Change Africa

21

Sep

2017

A 'Lost Crop' That Might Change Africa

A wholistic plan for a 'lost crop' that could change Africa.

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

Compassionate Turtles

Compassionate Turtles

Behavior that would be considered compassionate in humans is also observed in animals.

24 Jun 2015

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

A Monumental President

A Monumental President 26 August 2017

A Monumental President

Two new national monuments were designated.

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.

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.

Once in a Very Blue Moon

Friday's full moon was the second one to occur in August. The event attracted skywatchers and it will be the last blue moon until July 2015. Two images capture the somewhat rare celestial event nicely: a NASA image, slightly color enhanced, shows the moon with subtle shades of blue---a real characteristic of the lunar surface due to a high content of titanium oxide and iron---and an artistic image of Mt. Hood, Oregon captured on the night of August 31st with a dusky blue sky.     ...
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Once in a Very Blue Moon

Friday's full moon was the second one to occur in August. The event attracted skywatchers and it will be the last blue moon until July 2015. Two images capture the somewhat rare celestial event nicely: a NASA image, slightly color enhanced, shows the moon with subtle shades of blue---a real characteristic of the lunar surface due to a high content of titanium oxide and iron---and an artistic image of Mt. Hood, Oregon captured on the night of August 31st with a dusky blue sky.     ...
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In Copenhagen, Something to Like About Denmark

There weren’t many things I liked about living in Denmark. It was cold, it was soggy, and the people were too. You know what an extrovert is in Denmark? Someone who, when you’re having a conversation with them, looks at your shoes. It is so excessively, boringly law-abiding that there is no crime in Denmark. Why, I once asked, was there no crime in Denmark? There is no crime in Denmark, my Danish friend said, because it is illegal. The reason their Viking ancestors invaded other countries ...
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In Copenhagen, Something to Like About Denmark

There weren’t many things I liked about living in Denmark. It was cold, it was soggy, and the people were too. You know what an extrovert is in Denmark? Someone who, when you’re having a conversation with them, looks at your shoes. It is so excessively, boringly law-abiding that there is no crime in Denmark. Why, I once asked, was there no crime in Denmark? There is no crime in Denmark, my Danish friend said, because it is illegal. The reason their Viking ancestors invaded other countries ...
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In Copenhagen, Something to Like About Denmark

There weren’t many things I liked about living in Denmark. It was cold, it was soggy, and the people were too. You know what an extrovert is in Denmark? Someone who, when you’re having a conversation with them, looks at your shoes. It is so excessively, boringly law-abiding that there is no crime in Denmark. Why, I once asked, was there no crime in Denmark? There is no crime in Denmark, my Danish friend said, because it is illegal. The reason their Viking ancestors invaded other countries ...
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Simple, Clear: Polluting Shouldn't Be Free

Fantastically simple big-picture video from the godfather of climate change thought, Bill McKibben:
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Simple, Clear: Polluting Shouldn't Be Free

Fantastically simple big-picture video from the godfather of climate change thought, Bill McKibben:
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Simple, Clear: Polluting Shouldn't Be Free

Fantastically simple big-picture video from the godfather of climate change thought, Bill McKibben:
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What a Difference a Day Makes

Only as recently as one week ago, the massive drought in the Midwest was causing major reductions to commodity barge and tourist boat traffic on the Mississippi River and salt water was intruding from the Gulf of Mexico affecting domestic water supplies upriver. Drought and the Mississippi River, August 25, 2012 (credit: AlJazeera English) Then Hurricane Isaac arrived a few days later and started to reverse these consequences of the drying with massive rains and floods.         ...
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What a Difference a Day Makes

Only as recently as one week ago, the massive drought in the Midwest was causing major reductions to commodity barge and tourist boat traffic on the Mississippi River and salt water was intruding from the Gulf of Mexico affecting domestic water supplies upriver. Drought and the Mississippi River, August 25, 2012 (credit: AlJazeera English) Then Hurricane Isaac arrived a few days later and started to reverse these consequences of the drying with massive rains and floods.         ...
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What a Difference a Day Makes

Only as recently as one week ago, the massive drought in the Midwest was causing major reductions to commodity barge and tourist boat traffic on the Mississippi River and salt water was intruding from the Gulf of Mexico affecting domestic water supplies upriver. Drought and the Mississippi River, August 25, 2012 (credit: AlJazeera English) Then Hurricane Isaac arrived a few days later and started to reverse these consequences of the drying with massive rains and floods.         ...
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