ecology
We Finally Know What’s Causing Namibia’s Mysterious Fairy Circles

For decades, scientists have struggled to understand the strange circles of barren land that litter the Namib Desert. Called “Fairy Circles,” their formation has been attributed to everything from supernatural forces to poison gas and subterranean insects. Now, scientists may have finally solved this enduring mystery. Read More >>

Photosynthesis
space
This Is What Photosynthesis Looks Like From Space

Plants grown and sustain themselves through photosynthesis — a seemingly invisible process that converts sunlight into energy. Now, NASA scientists have developed a way to measure photosynthesis from satellites with unprecedented detail. Read More >>

science
All the World’s Plant Life, Visualised

This picture might look like an incomplete map of the world, but it is in fact the highest resolution view ever of all the world's plant life, mapped out by NASA's Suomi NPP satellite. Read More >>