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A journal of science, thought, and action.

The Power of Empathy

21

Jan

2019

The Power of Empathy

Animating empathy.

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Archaeology from Space

20

Jan

2019

Archaeology from Space

Rmote-sensing for finding lost cities.

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Archive Highlights

Fog

Fog

Fog is ecologically critical for several ecosystems. It is also beautiful.

23 Apr 2013

Video Highlights

 

The Conservation Alliance

 

St. Patrick's Day...in space

St. Patrick's Day...in space

Astronauts on the space station celebrate St. Patrick's Day in space.
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Fire & Ice, 2.0

Fire & Ice, 2.0

A new reading of Robert Frost's famous poem, Fire and Ice  may be useful considering the strange weather lately.
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45-day Exposure

45-day Exposure

Solargraphs are having a renaissance as new materials are used in capturing long-exposure images.
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3-headed Monster

3-headed Monster

The western Pacific and Australia are experiencing a 3-headed monster of extreme storms.
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The Conservation Alliance

The Conservation Alliance

Announcing a corporate partner for Riled Up: The Conservation Alliance
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Our Fishy Brains and the Problem of Seeing Water

Our Fishy Brains and the Problem of Seeing Water

A simple way to think about the stuff that's all around us. 
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Plant of the Month: Clivia, a Gondwana survivor

Plant of the Month: Clivia, a Gondwana survivor

Two exhibitions will happen this month celebrating beautiful and ancient plants known as clivias.
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Christian Senators announce plan for climate change: "We're Asking God"

Christian Senators announce plan for climate change: "We're Asking God"

Among the ideas: stopping the sun, closing the firmament, three hours of darkness
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Chinese filmmaking

Chinese filmmaking

Chinese filmmakers often use simple tools in telling huge stories.
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Show of Fire

Show of Fire

Villarrica Volcano in Chile has awakened and the 'show of fire' is spectacular.
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The Search for Life

The Search for Life

Search for extra-terrestrial intelligence continues -- but should we start letting them see us? 
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"Hey, move over!"

"Hey, move over!"

Deforestation continues unabated so what will happen to all the plants, animals, and birds?
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Not As We Know It

Not As We Know It

Saturn's planet-sized moon Titan might harbor life but it would be life like nothing we know.
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High School chemistry & biology

High School chemistry & biology

Some parts of climate change science and the consequences of increased CO2 in the atmosphere are  explained with high school textbooks.
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Whales as Engineers

Whales as Engineers

Whales are "ecosystem engineers" from the essential role they play in the ocean's food chain.
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Double Whammy

Double Whammy

Australia has received a double whammy of severe weather as two cyclones hit the country at once,.
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GOP Disappointed that New National Monuments Won't Be Properly Exploited

GOP Disappointed that New National Monuments Won't Be Properly Exploited

Obama names 3 new monuments; GOP worries that our grandchildren won't experience same level of natural resource extraction as this generation.
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Alfred Wegener, Drifting Continents, and an Animated Pangaea

Alfred Wegener, Drifting Continents, and an Animated Pangaea

Paradigm shifts in science can be made by anyone with a keen curiosity, the patience, and good data to 'connect the dots' that others don't see.
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Happy Darwin Day, 2015

Happy Darwin Day, 2015

"theory" needs to be dropped from any mention of evolution as the gene for biological change has now been discovered...just in time for Darwin Day, 2015.
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To the Rescue

To the Rescue

Technology and compassion combined to help rescue an abused bird.
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Sea Ice Changes

Sea Ice Changes

35 years of satellite monitoring of Arctic sea ice show dramatic changes.
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Galactic Magnetism

Galactic Magnetism

Have you ever wondered what a galactic magnetic field would look like? A painting comes to mind.
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Grand Design

Grand Design

The Hubble captured a 'grand design' for a galaxy over 50 million light-years away.
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Recent Archive Highlights

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2 29 December 2018

Krakatoa Awakens, Update 2

Krakatau is again active.

Plant Intelligence

Plant Intelligence 17 December 2018

Plant Intelligence

An understanding of intelligence in plants.

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Where Do Good Ideas Come From? 24 November 2018

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

A storyteller suggests an answer.

My Life As A Turkey

My Life As A Turkey 21 November 2018

My Life As A Turkey

A true turkey story for Thanksgiving.

Rewilding

Rewilding 4 September 2018

Rewilding

A 'silent spring' could become a 'wild summer' 

Conserving, the Mother Load

Conserving, the Mother Load 26 June 2018

Conserving, the Mother Load

Avoiding another Dust Bowl.

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