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Overqualified Mammals

Here are some mammals with capabilities that exceed the requirements of mere survival.

Storm Surge Carries Huge Boulders

A typhoon carried 180-ton rocks 150 feet up a beach—the largest transport recorded in recent times.

Birds Go Splat on Evolutionary Theories

A flock of surprising traits of birds has dropped a load on simplistic notions of evolution.

The Silent Underground Network

Under your feet in the woods is a vast communication network where information technology keeps the ecosystem functioning.

Monday Morning Design Cheer

Start your week with nuggets of good news about all the things inventors are learning from animals, plants, and the human body.

Star Trek for Real: Impenetrable Force Field Protects Earth

Radiation belts discovered at the dawn of the space age have a new trick in their pocket: shielding the Earth.

Let's Get [Thankful for the] Mental

Wonders of the human brain and sensory systems continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.

Let's Get [Thankful for the] Physical

Wonders of the human body continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.

Adult Stem Cells Beat Clones

In a contest to see which are better, induced pluripotent stem cells proved just as good as clones. More stem cell news follows.

Saturn Rescues Earth: Outer Planet Wonders

How Saturn saved the Earth, and other news from the ringed planet, its family, and other bodies in the outer solar system.

Quasar Alignment Is "Spooky"

Quasar rotation axes show a peculiar alignment over billions of light-years.

Plants Are Clever

They may be stuck in the ground, but plants know how to get what they need. How do creation and evolution explain this?

Strange Large Mammals Make News

Here are unexpected facts about 4 large mammals.

Comet Lander Working, But Not Optimal

Rosetta's Philae lander hopped twice before landing in the shade in a tilted position, but the instruments are working.

Rosetta's Philae: ESA Lands Probe on Comet

Another space first: the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission landed its Philae probe on a comet this morning, but will it stick?
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