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Night Vision

17

Aug

2017

Night Vision

Tracking ice cracks in thermal infrared.

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Elemental Haikus

16

Aug

2017

Elemental Haikus

A table of elemental poems with purpose.

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The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

Carbon Taxes Take a Step Back. Maybe It Needs a New Name.

A carbon tax falters in Australia, sees dim prospects in America, and inches along in Canada. Maybe it needs a new name. 

16 Jul 2013

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

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.

A Monumental President

A Monumental President 5 August 2017

A Monumental President

Two new national monuments were designated.

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.

Bees and the Hidden Beauty of Pollination

Bees and the Hidden Beauty of Pollination

A visually stunning talk explains the existential importance of bees.

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History of Ideas

History of Ideas

The public intellectual Alain de Botton talks about the history of ideas.

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Ancient Bones, DNA Analysis, and the Irish

Ancient Bones, DNA Analysis, and the Irish

On St. Patrick's Day all things Irish are celebrated including a new and unknown ancient past.

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Gene Editing with CRISPR

Gene Editing with CRISPR

A new genetic technology called CRISPR allows researchers to make precise edits of DNA.

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Dino-chicken

Dino-chicken

In SciFi stories there is always a critter that terrorizes entire cities so watch out for the "dino-chicken".

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Plant of the Month: Pseudohydrosme gabunensis

Plant of the Month: Pseudohydrosme gabunensis

Pseudohydrosme gabunensis from Africa is the Plant of the Month.

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"Judas Goats" and Restoring the Galapagos

"Judas Goats" and Restoring the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands and their unique biology are threatened by invasive species.

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Eclpise Across Indonesia

Eclpise Across Indonesia

NASA videoed the total solar eclipse in Indonesia.

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The Year Without Winter & A Summer Without End

The Year Without Winter & A Summer Without End

It is turning out to be a year without a winter and a summer that won't end.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium and Sea Otters

Monterey Bay Aquarium and Sea Otters

Monterey is a famous for its museum that is solely devoted to ocean and marine life education.

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How I Turned a Deadly Plant into a Thriving Business

How I Turned a Deadly Plant into a Thriving Business

Invasive species can cause ecological havoc to ecsystems where they have no competition.

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Thomas Peschak on Conservation Photography

Thomas Peschak on Conservation Photography

Conservation photography is the use of photo-journalism and videography to advocate for conservation.

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Big Ben Erupts

Big Ben Erupts

The Big Ben volcano on Australia's sub-antarctic Heard Island was seen erupting.

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Re-photography at Shamrock Glacier

Re-photography at Shamrock Glacier

Re-photography continues providing evidence of environmental change.

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The Birth of Geology at Siccar Point

The Birth of Geology at Siccar Point

Powerful ideas still emerge from close observations of the natural world.

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Not SciFi but Bio-bots that Run, Swim, and Crawl for Real

Not SciFi but Bio-bots that Run, Swim, and Crawl for Real

Robots based on biology that can run, swim, and crawl are being built to explore strange environments.

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Alain de Botton on a New Approach to Success

Alain de Botton on a New Approach to Success

Alain de Botton speaks on a new way of thinking about success.

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Fastest Sea Level Rise in Nearly 3000 Years

Fastest Sea Level Rise in Nearly 3000 Years

New research shows sea levels are rising the fastest since the founding of Rome...2800 years ago.

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Swimming Pigs...Cute but Still Feral

Swimming Pigs...Cute but Still Feral

A colony of feral pigs is established on an island in the Bahamas which shouldn't be "good news".

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Charon's Grand Canyon

Charon's Grand Canyon

Pluto's moon Charon has a 'grand canyon' and once had a liquid water ocean.

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Andres Ruzo: The Boiling River

Andres Ruzo: The Boiling River

Andres Ruzo investigates boiling rivers and alternative energy sources.

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JPL Travel Posters

JPL Travel Posters

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has created a fanciful series of space travel posters.

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Pluto's Geology, color-coded

Pluto's Geology, color-coded

Pluto has amazing geology as New Horizon maps demonstrate.

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3 New National Monuments Designated in California

3 New National Monuments Designated in California

Three new national monuments were designated in California.

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A Life in Translation

A Life in Translation

Can new technology help to recover ancient wisdom?

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Mike Velings: The Case for Fish Farming

Mike Velings: The Case for Fish Farming

Mike Velings explains his rational for expanding aquaculture for sustainable fish supplies.

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