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Happy St. Patrick's Day from NASA: Ireland from space

The space agency celebrated the holiday with an image of the Emerald Isle in all its green glory.

By March 17, 2015

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Drones' newest mission? Disaster relief

First it was video, then it was packages. Now a new trend is emerging with drone use: humanitarian relief.

By March 19, 2015

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NASA images show equivalent of 689,290 dust-filled semis moving from Sahara to Amazon

A new report and video show how dust from an ancient lakebed in Africa is critical to plant growth on another continent.

By February 26, 2015

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Meet a newly discovered aquatic species, the ruby seadragon

It might sound like a mythical creature, but researchers have proven that the ruby seadragon is very real indeed.

By February 18, 2015

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The Exoplanet Travel Bureau: NASA posters advertise Kepler planets

The space agency is promoting some of the 1,000 planets discovered by the Kepler Mission in the style of vintage travel posters.

By January 8, 2015

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Medium wants people to eat their 'information vegetables'

Obvious CEO and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams says his new project is about creating content that focuses on quality over speed.

By November 5, 2012

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Reflected light maps Earth's vegetation

Using data collected by the VIIRS sensor aboard the Suomi NPP satellite, NOAA has created a map of the world's vegetation.

By June 21, 2013

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Want your kids to do better in school? Send them outside

At a time when we spend more of our time indoors, a new study suggests that kids regularly exposed to nature do better on standardized tests.

By October 16, 2014

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NASA to shoot lasers at Earth's forests from space

Using tech known as lidar, a device will map forests in 3D and increase understanding of their role in the carbon cycle.

By September 9, 2014

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CodeSpells: Write code, invent magic spells

A game currently seeking funding on Kickstarter aims to make coding fun and exciting by using it to cast environment-changing spells in an open sandbox world.

By September 2, 2014