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Instantly Identify Any Species With Your Cell Phone, Using The Barcode Of Life

As a group of scientists completes a database of every living creature’s DNA, everyone–from conservationists to border agents and homeowners battling insects–will be able to have their own easy mobile biology lab.<p>There are 1.8 million species in danger of extinction. You probably wouldn’t be able …

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.</i><p><i>This post was co-authored</i> …

Cathedral Peak Sunset

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Zimbabwe, a side you've never seen

Slowly leaving behind its days of violence and corruption, the southern African nation is back in the business of offering travellers thrilling, up-close animal adventures.<p>We were eating lunch in the central tent, washing down slices of tasty wood-fired pizza with glasses of gin and tonic, when a …


Behind Arch Rock

Color @ Lembert Dome

Positano, Italy


A Colorful Morning at Oxbow

Milky Way over McWay Fall

Last light


Sunrays through the Rain

"In the Beginning..."

River Red

River Reflections Utah Sytle

Just Plain Nuts


Zuma on White Levels, Zuma Beach Malibu California

Smoky Mountains Sunrise - GSMNP National Park

Indirect Sunrise

Monument Valley Lightning Bolt

Red Glow atop Half Dome

Half Dome Sunset

Half Dome Sunset Panorama

Grand Canyon By Moonlight