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Taken by Storm

The cloud was monstrous. Some saw it as a cone spiraling into itself like a massive spin of cotton candy. Others saw a giant layered bowl on a dense pedestal of rain. The National Weather Service later identified it as …

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Sky High

A photo essay.

Appreciating a good sky is like breathing: It needs no explanation. …

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Natural Philosophy

NatureYear

Picture a classroom furnished with picnic tables and wooden benches. The floor is covered with wood chips, and the ceiling? It’s miles high. …

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Striking Gold

"Sonoran Sun" at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

A photo essay. To view all 15 images, check out the email version.

Technically, it comes in leaves, crystals, plates and dust. Romantically, it comes in flowers, fingers, flames and suns. …

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Short and Sweet

Did you know that humans have been tapping sugar maples to make syrup for at least 8,000 years? Or that sap is 98% water? …

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The Dark Side

“Just ’cause it’s dark doesn’t mean you have to stay inside,” park ranger Joe Milone says.

It’s 7 p.m., and under the auspices of New Haven’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees, Milone is about to lead a troop …

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Squirreling Away

A photo essay. To view all 21 images, check out the email version.

This Groundhog Day, we’re celebrating the groundhog’s more relatable relative: the gray squirrel.

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Grand Tour

How much of the collection at Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History is actually on display? …

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Choosing Slides

Friday was a formidable day. Dervishes of powder whipped across the ground. Bare branches creaked like haunted house doors. The cold air burned. But the sun was out, and so were dozens of kids…

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Positives and Negatives

East Shore Park, New Haven, CT

A photo essay.

Return, if you will, to a moment before a foot or more of snow had blanketed New Haven’s already frigid earth…

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