Nature 2022

February 2022

Report: Pacific Northwest Unprepared for Quake, Tsunami that Could Come Soon—See Photos & Maps (The New York Times, 2/7/22).

Study: In Newly Observed Behavior, Chimps Use Bugs to Treat Own Wounds…and Each Other’s—See Photo & Video (Ars Technica, 2/7/22). Read more here, here and here.

Embroidery Artist Creates Exquisite Bird Brooches—See Photos (My Modern Met, 2/3/22).

Climate, Pandemic Cause Worldwide Shortage of Flowers for Weddings, Other Special Events—See Photos (The New York Times, 2/2/22).

Report: Researchers Suspect Liquid Water May Take 2 Forms (Chemistry World, 2/1/22)

Frisco Bay Area May Encourage Hunting of Wild Hogs—See Photos & Video (The New York Times, 2/1/22).

January 2022

James Webb Space Telescope photographed by cameras aboard rocket launcher moments after separation, Jan 24 2022 / Arianespace, ESA, NASA, CSA, CNES, Nature / Click to learn more.

Ecuador Establishes New Marine Reserve Near Galapagos—See Photos (EcoWatch, 1/31/22).

Meteorologists Confirm 2 Lightning Storms in 2020 Set New World Records—See Photos & Satellite Imagery (The Washington Post, 1/31/22).

Jonathan, the Giant Galapagos Tortoise, Turns 190…At Least—See Photos (The Washington Post, 1/30/22).

Meet Kefir, the Big, Beautiful Maine Coon Cat—See Photos & Video (My Modern Met, 1/26/22). Meet more Maine Coons here.

Study: Hippos Can Tell Family from Neighbors from Strangers by their Calls  (COSMOS, 1/25/22).

James Webb Space Telescope Reaches New Home a Million Miles from Home—See Photos, Diagram & Animation (Nature, 1/24/22).

Calling All Cloud-Lovers: NASA Needs Your Photos (The Washington Post, 1/23/22). Learn more here.

Report: Starvation Latest of Multiple Threats to Manatee Survival—See Photos (The New York Times, 1/23/22).

See the Underwater World from a Penguin’s POV via PenguinCam—See Video (Gizmodo, 1/21/22).

Study: Could Simple Green Lights on Fishing Nets Reduce Fatal Bycatch? (Science, 1/20/22).

Vast, Healthy Coral Reef Discovered Near Tahiti—See Photo & Video (EcoWatch, 1/20/22). Read more, see more photos and video here and here.

Tonga Volcanic Eruption: The Explosion Literally Heard Around the World—See Photos & Video (NPR, 1/21/22). Read more here and here. See more video here.

Huge, Black, Billions-of-Years-Old Diamond from Space Goes on Auction in Dubai (Of Course)—See Photo (CNN, 1/19/22).

Report: 1915 New Year’s Eve Wave May Have Been Largest to Hit California Coast—See Photos (SFGate, 1/19/22).

Giant Ice Disk Returns to River in Maine—See Photo (Gizmodo, 1/14/22).

Animation Shows Earth “Breathing” CO2 In & Out as Seasons Change—See Animation (Live Science, 1/13/22).

Researchers Discover Thousands of Ice Fish Breeding Nests at Bottom of Weddell Sea—See Photos (The New York Times, 1/13/22).

News Flash: We Really Do Live in a Bubble…of Cosmic Proportions—See Animation & Diagram (The Wall Street Journal, 1/12/22).

Fearless Vlogger Checks Out World-Famous Surfing Waves of Nazare, Portugal from Land and Sea —See Video (The Inertia, 1/12/22).

Report: Award-Winning Documentary Sparks Discussion, Debate on How Fascinating, Friendly, Intelligent, Alien Octopuses Really Are—See Photos & Video (Hakai Magazine, 1/11/22).

Discovery: When Deep-Sea Microbes Run Out of Oxygen, They Make Their Own (Science Alert, 1/11/22).

180-Million-Year-Old Sea Dragon Fossil is Largest Ever Found in UK—See Photos & Video (CBS News, 1/10/22).

Well-Preserved Fossils Prove Arid Stretch of Australia was Once Lush & Green—See Photos (Science Alert, 1/7/22).

Yellowstone Wolves Being Lured to Deaths under Relaxed Hunting Regs—See Photos & Video (CBS News, 1/7/22). Read more here.

Deep Sea is Home to Strange Creatures that Don’t Fare Well when Hauled Up—See Photos (Bored Panda, 1/7/22).

Dog Fetches Human Help for Owner, Friend Trapped in Wreck—See Photos (The New York Times, 1/6/22).

Uganda’s Tree-Climbing Lions Face Increasing Threats to Survival—See Photos & Video (Live Science, 1/4/22).

What Came Before the Big Bang? Good Question! (The Conversation, 1/3/22).

Discovery: Galveston’s Coyotes Look Strange Because They’re Part Red Wolf—See Photos & Video (The New York Times, 1/3/22).

Earth at Closest Yearly Approach to Sun on January 3-4—See Diagrams & Video (, 1/3/22). Read more, see more diagrams and video here.

January Meteor Shower Promises Great Show…for Those Able to See It (, 1/3/22).

NASA: Asteroid to Give Earth Close Shave Today, More to Come by Month’s End (HT Tech, 1/2/22).

Grizzly Shadows Wolf Hunt, Claims Kill in Yellowstone—See Video (The Hill, 1/1/22).