Aug. 11, 2014

Picture of the Week: Ugab River

by Andrew P. Han

This ephemeral river may only last a few days a year, but it’s life sustaining.

ugab river, ephemeral river, black rhino, rhinoceros
May. 13, 2014

Picture of the Week: This Bee Buzzes for Blueberries

by Andrew P. Han

This metallic beauty is one of an estimated 4,000 bees native to the U.S., hundreds of which haven’t been scientifically named yet.

bees, native bees, honeybees, blueberry, maine blueberry bee, sam droege, usgs bee inventory
Mar. 19, 2014

10 Questions for Walter Robinson, Polar Vortex Pioneer

by Andrew P. Han

Don't blame the polar vortex for this winter's cold weather woes.

polar vortex, weather, meteorology, antarctica, walter robinson, cold snap, frigid, winter, climate change
Feb. 28, 2014

Picture of the Week: Beer Bubbles

by Andrew P. Han

Scientists used a high speed camera to study how tiny carbon dioxide bubbles in beer rapidly expand and rise.

Jan. 24, 2014

A Physicist Conjures Sounds From the Past

by Andrew P. Han

Physicist Carl Haber helps resurrect sound from old audio files once thought lost to history.

carl haber, alexander graham bell, pete seager, the weavers, music, audio files, national museum of american history, audio preservation, macarthur genius grant
Dec. 20, 2013

Picture of the Week: Christmas Tree Farm

by Andrew P. Han

The country's Christmas tree capital is Oregon, where Douglas and noble firs reign thanks to accommodating climate and soil.

christmas trees, tree farms, oregon, tree, douglas fir, noble fir
Dec. 05, 2013

Picture of the Week: Airplane of the Future?

by Andrew P. Han

This plane looks blue under ultraviolet light, but it's designed to be green.

nasa, plane, environmentally friendly
Nov. 15, 2013

Picture of the Week: Saturn (and More)

by Andrew P. Han

The Cassini spacecraft's sweeping shot shows Saturn, its moons and rings, and Earth, Venus, and Mars.

Nov. 06, 2013

Picture of the Week: Rainbow Eucalyptus

by Andrew P. Han

This tree's kaleidoscopic bark is a photographer's delight.

rainbow eucalyptus, honey, nectar
Oct. 17, 2013

Picture of the Week: Aurora Borealis

by Andrew P. Han

A method using consumer grade photography gear offers a fresh look at the northern lights.

aurora, aurora borealis, aurora australis, Ryuho Kataoka, National Institute of Polar Research
Oct. 09, 2013

Picture of the Week: Martian Dunes

by Andrew P. Han

A lofty view from space reveals the Red Planet's polygonal geometry.

dunes, sand dunes, world space week, mars, red planet, martian dunes
Sep. 27, 2013

10 Questions for Donna Nelson, Breaking Bad's Science Muse

by Andrew P. Han

Organic chemistry professor Donna Nelson helps the Emmy-winning series make scientific sense.

breaking bad, donna nelson, science advisor, emmy, Vince Gilligan, amc, organic chemistry, meth
Sep. 18, 2013

Picture of the Week: Fire Whirl

by Andrew P. Han

Firefighter Greg Sanders encountered a flaming, cobra-like swirl while doing reconnaissance work in Virginia.

fire whirl, great dismal swamp, usfws, greg sanders, michael dufree

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