Saturday, June 27, 2015

New Horizons



Ready to explore Pluto? NASA’s New Horizons - the fastest spacecraft ever created - will speed past Pluto on July 14, 2015, beaming back high resolution photos (and invaluable data) of the dwarf planet’s surface for the first time in human history.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Map of Global Aerosol Pollution



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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Stanford researcher warns sixth mass extinction is here

There is no longer any doubt: We are entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity's existence. That is the bad news at the center of a new study by a group of scientists including Paul Ehrlich, the Bing Professor of Population Studies in biology and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Ehrlich and his co-authors call for fast action to conserve threatened species, populations and habitat, but warn that the window of opportunity is rapidly closing.



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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Indoor air pollution deaths

Indoor air pollution deaths per million people.



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Extent of Arctic sea ice (2008-2014)



Decades ago, the majority of the Arctic's winter ice pack was made up of thick, perennial ice. Today, very old ice is extremely rare. This animation tracks the relative amount of ice of different ages from 1987 through early November 2014. Video produced by the Climate.gov team, based on data provided by Mark Tschudi.


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

5 human activities you can see from space

Satellites have been watching us for 40 years. Here's what their images reveal.
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Our Incredible, Microscopic World


Nikon announced the winners of the video category for their annual Small World in Motion competition this week. More than than 130 entries were received this year, featuring remarkable footage that spans everything from embryonic mouse kidneys to a killer T cell engaging a cancer cell. Enjoy a trip into the microscopic world with this incredible footage.

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