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Coccolithophore bloom in the Bering Sea. The greenish color is caused by the high concentration of phytoplankton.

Credit: NOAA



A Mormon Fritillary butterfly feeding on an aspen fleabane daisy, a main nectar source.

Credit: David W. Inouye, Department of Biology, University of Maryland



May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month: Do you know where the ticks are?

Credit: NASA



What's good for crops is not always good for the environment. Nitrogen, a key nutrient for plants, can cause problems when it leaches into water supplies.

Credit: Praveen Kumar



Knock-your-eyes-out red: A flowering plant native to Mexico called early jessamine or red cestrum.

Credit: Julienne Ng



"Earth sound": The composition made by wind, rain, thunder, crashing waves, bubbling brooks.

Credit: Bryan Pijanowski



Sunflowers move from east to west, and back, by the clock. When they're mature, sunflowers stop tracking the sun and instead face solely eastward.

Credit: Ben Blackman



Atmospheric scientists on the TWIRL tornado project set up for an oncoming twister.

Credit: Center for Severe Weather Research/Robin Lorenson



In the wilds of New York City--or as wild as you can get that close to skyscrapers--scientists found a new frog species.

Credit: Luis-Villanueva-Rivera



Roses are red. Violets are...well, violet - but why?

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