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A journal of science, thought, and action.

Solar Trackers

16

Feb

2018

Solar Trackers

Sunflowers as solar tracking experts.

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Teaching Science via Virtual Labs

15

Feb

2018

Teaching Science via Virtual Labs

Storytelling, virtual labs, and 'big data' for science education.

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

Replanting Corals

Replanting Corals

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

17 May 2017

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

Environmental Art

Environmental Art 15 January 2018

Environmental Art

Creating paintings with natue connections.

Patagonia and Sustainability

Patagonia and Sustainability 31 December 2017

Patagonia and Sustainability

Patagonia shows how to apply sustainability in business practice.

Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From 22 December 2017

Where Good Ideas Come From

A clever storyteller suggests an answer.

Bottled Arctic Notes

Bottled Arctic Notes 15 December 2017

Bottled Arctic Notes

A bottled note tossed to the waves recovered years later.

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.

10 Earth Day Ideas...good any day!

10 Earth Day Ideas...good any day!

We hope you are paying attention to Earth Day wherever you live.
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BREAKING: Racists are Stupid

By Reilly Capps
We will continue engineering ourselves closer and closer and more connected and more interdependent – unless hateful and stupid people get better at carrying out their evil plans. 
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Light Painting

Light Painting

Nature can produce a "light painting" if you're in the right place at the right time.
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"The News"

"The News"

The 'big thinker' Alain de Botton spoke at Google. The presentation is well worth a listen.
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Nature Isn't Nice

Nature Isn't Nice

By Reilly Capps
A deadly slide on Everest shows, once again, that nature isn't going to pamper us. 
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No One Knows What To Do

No One Knows What To Do

By Reilly Capps
Academic papers should have sections called "What This Means in Language a 6-Year-Old Can Understand" and "My Wild-Ass Guess About What I Think We Should Do Now."
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Eclipse Sequence

Eclipse Sequence

Time-lapse photography sequenced the 'blood moon'.
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Sponge Wars

Sponge Wars

You've heard of killer whales, bees, and snails but now add killer sponges to the list.
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Ita's Rain Falls

Ita's Rain Falls

Cyclone Ita produced rainfall exceeding 6 inches/hour as it traveled down the Queensland coastline.
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Halealaka Starry Night

Halealaka Starry Night

Mount Haleakala as seen on a 'Starry Night'.
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NeXTgen Sagan?

NeXTgen Sagan?

Who might be waiting to become the Carl (or Carla) Sagan for the next generation?
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Cyclone Ita Approaches

Cyclone Ita Approaches

Cyclone Ita has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm as it lumbers towards Queensland.
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Amazing 'Selfies'

Amazing 'Selfies'

"Selfies", those online photos, can be amazing sometimes.
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O, the Power of Conformity

O, the Power of Conformity

By Reilly Capps
Whether we want to or not, we end up following the pack. 
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March of the Beetles

March of the Beetles

"God must have loved beetles as there are so many of them."
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Strange Encounters

Strange Encounters

You decide here on this strange encounter.
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Snow Totals

Snow Totals

The 2013-2014 winter was exceptionally dry for parts of the Western USA. A new satellite map shows the mountain snow coverage.
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Whales 1, Whalers 0

Whales 1, Whalers 0

Ruling against "scientific whaling" by an international court, Japan lost and whales won.
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Feelings Trump Facts

Feelings Trump Facts

The facts don't matter, all that matters is how you feel.
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Vulcan's Moon

Vulcan's Moon

Io is one strange moon. Vulcan, the ancient God of fire, would be right at home.
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Sports Fans

Sports Fans

Sports fans can start young!
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Lungs of the Earth

Lungs of the Earth

Amazon rainforests are often referred to as the "lungs of the Earth".
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Earth Hour

Earth Hour

Earth Hour is today. Have you heard about it?
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Dune Abstractions

Dune Abstractions

Sand dunes are beautiful no matter where they occur.
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Restoring a Delta

Restoring a Delta

For the first time in nearly a century, water is once again flowing into the Colorado River delta.
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Turtle People to the Rescue, 2

Turtle People to the Rescue, 2

Turtles maintain a special place in Riled Up.
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