Astronomy Grab Bag
December 29, 2012
For year's end, here's a clean-out of astronomy articles—from planetary science to cosmology—to motivate further inquiry.
Eugenics in Space
December 27, 2012
To "keep evolution on a favorable track," spacefaring humans may want to cull bad genes, a futurist says.
Intelligence Is Not a Quotient
December 22, 2012
Can your intelligence be reduced to a number on a linear scale? That would be highly misleading, a research study concluded.
Eye Retina Is Analog-to-Digital Converter
December 17, 2012
Before you see, your retina has done multiple digital transformations on the incoming signal.
Understanding Creationists (and Evolutionists)
December 15, 2012
A historian tells science teachers that "To Teach Evolution, You Have to Understand Creationists." Should that advice apply both ways?
Secular Scientists Excuse Profanity
December 4, 2012
If everything evolves, then profanity evolves, and it's no big deal, even if it warms the atmosphere.
Evolution of Flight: A Story Looking for Evidence
December 3, 2012
An evolutionary dogma is that land dinosaurs evolved into flying birds. When the claims are acid-washed with critical analysis, what evidence remains?
Are Scientists Capable of Stupidity?
December 2, 2012
Scientists are only people, and most people do or say dumb things sometimes. You can decide how to classify these "scientific" ideas.
Make Like a Dog, Owl, or Beetle: How Biomimetics Will Improve Our Lives
November 30, 2012
The greatest breakthroughs in health and engineering may be as near as the back yard: 13 more stimulating stories from biomimetics.
Adult Stem Cell Breakthroughs Continue
November 28, 2012
Adult stem cells continue to show promise as more about these pluripotent cells comes to light.
Humans Got Big Brains By Exercise
November 27, 2012
Someone didn't think this one through.
Flaky Cosmic Notion Gets Good Press
November 26, 2012
Does the universe grow like a giant brain? If anyone but a scientist said that, it would be in the cartoons.
More Falsified Darwinian Expectations
November 24, 2012
Scientists continue finding the real world to be opposite evolutionary expectations. Here are some recent examples.
Gratitude Is Good for Health
November 22, 2012
For Thanksgiving Day in America, we should realize that gratitude is good for everyone – provided they know what it means.
Venus Flytrap Still Mystifies, Inspires
November 21, 2012
The Venus flytrap remains one of the most intriguing plants in the world. What makes it snap shut in a tenth of a second? Can we imitate its motion without muscles, wires or batteries?