Category: Original

Sea Ice from Space: Crossing Boundaries of Sea Ice Science

Polar science can be challenging, but satellites give scientists access to otherwise inaccessible regions.

An Eloquent Remembrance: Book Review of ‘Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals’

Hudon’s poetic collection of eulogies individualizes species that have vanished from the planet, seeking to fulfill the promise “gone but not forgotten.”

Twitter Observations Offer Seasonal Change Indications

A study demonstrates that Twitter can serve as a sensor for the onset of spring.

Oxygen, Sardines, and Jupiter’s Moons: What Oceans Can Tell Us About Our Past, Present, and Future

Want to know about life, the universe, and everything? Look to the ocean.

Tracking a Changing Planet: The National Academies Releases its Decadal Survey on Earth Observations from Space

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released the decadal survey for Earth sciences and applications from space, an ambitious road map to guide investments in Earth observation programs over the next 10 years.

Mother Nature Lends a Hand to Create More Efficient Underwater Robots

Robotic manta rays and turtles, like the MantaDroid and naro-tartaruga, may solve current limitations to AUVs as the next generation of marine robots copy biological designs to become more efficient, adaptable and maneuverable.

One of First Forms of Life Found in South America: Aspidella

Scientists have discovered fossils in Argentina. Are they animals, algae or from an unknown kingdom?

On the Trail of Sea Life with an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

A look at SharkCam and TurtleCam, designed to help us bring threats to marine life into focus.

Call for Papers: Monitoring our Forests from Root to Canopy

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IEEE Earthzine, an online scientific publication, is soliciting articles of 800 to 3,000 words for its 2018 theme on the use of Earth observation data to monitor and quantify forest resources from local to continental scales.

SciShow and MinuteEarth Changing the Way Science is Communicated

Two YouTube channels aim to teach others about the way we see and understand our world.