Danielle Nolan

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How To Write Your First Book

Twenty-one successful authors — including Junot Díaz, Charlaine Harris, Dean Koontz, and George Saunders — tell how they overcame writer's block, completed, and sold their debut titles.<p>Writing a book is a daunting task. Writing a<p>book seems especially so. Those attempting it may find themselves …

New Species of Hammerhead Shark Discovered Off South Carolina Coast

The <i>Charlotte Observer</i> reports that a new species of shark has been discovered off the Carolina coast. The new shark has been named the Carolina …

Greenland Shark Saved From Choking To Death On A Moose

A Greenland shark was saved from choking to death on a moose last weekend by two quick-witted passersby who noticed the shark. The shark savers, …

What Are Killer Whales Saying?

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>People who are listening to the killer whale calls in my previous posting are asking whether we have any idea yet of the meaning. Answer: not as language, but we do know some things.<p>What we don’t know: We don’t know if they have words or language. We think they have signature …

Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupts, Spews Ash 4 Miles High

Mountain rumbles to life for third time in recent months.<p><i>Mount Sinabung, a volcano in western Indonesia, erupted on November 3 for the third time in recent months, according to news reports.</i><p>The 8,530-foot-high (2,600-meter-high) mountain spewed ash up to 4.3 miles (7 kilometers) high, requiring the …

Mars One Has Officially Raised “Millions” To Build The Red Planet’s First Human Settlement

Mars One, the private not-for-profit that’s planning to build the red planet’s first human settlement in 2023, has secured several million dollars in funding for its mission.<p>Though a few million dollars might pale in comparison to the estimated $6 billion Mars One anticipates this mission will …

Mars

Pollinating Bees Are The Pesticide Deliverymen Of The Future

Making industrious pollinators do double-duty as pest controllers saves time and money for farmers.<p>Here's another reason to pay attention to dwindling bee populations: Bees might be the organic pesticide spreaders of the future. While they go to work pollinating our crops, bees could simultaneously …

Ecology

First-ever evidence of a comet strike on Earth

When it exploded in Earth’s atmosphere, the comet rained down a shock wave of fire that obliterated every life form in its path.<p>The first ever …

Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? …

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber …

The planet’s most spellbinding sights

Most everyday experiences are lessons in the inevitable pull of the future: books are replaced with e-books, laptops are replaced with tablet computers, billions of dollars are replaced with trillions of dollars, fresh is replaced with cling-wrapped. When travelling, however, you may find fragile …

National Parks

Portraits of a ravaged land: incredible photography by Nick Brandt

Nature Photography

Visions of Earth 2012 - Photo Gallery

Photograph by Musadeq Sadeq, AP Images<p><b>December 2012</b><p><b>Afghanistan</b>—Overnight snowfall slows the pace of a Monday-morning commute in residential Kabul. The street is lined with flags heralding the opening of the Afghan parliament.<p>Photograph by Sergey Anisimov<p><b>December 2012</b><p><b>Russia</b>—Rosy from the bitter …