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Astrobiology Has No Bio

When you take the "bio" out of astrobiology, what do you get? Is it still a science?

The Silent Underground Network

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

Pathogens Don't Exist

It takes a partnership to have a disease, say two microbiologists who argue for ditching the word "pathogen."

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.

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.

Darwin Sale

We need to clear the deck of evolution news. Here's a list of headlines presented "as is" for interested readers to research further.

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?

Primordial Soup as a Wizard's Potion

Certain concepts in materialistic origin of life seem to have more to do with witchcraft than reputable science.

Junk-DNA Defenders Refuse to Look at "Useless" Code

Having decided there's nothing there, some defenders of the "junk DNA" concept won't focus on it.

Viruses May Do the Ocean Good

A new study shows that viruses can help keep down algal blooms.

Plant Intranet Seen in Action

How do roots respond to what the top of the plant experiences? With an elaborate communication system resembling email.

Cell Biologists Use Machine Language

This is a golden age of discovery about molecular machines, but the metaphor may be moving from machinery to information processing.

The Cures Are Inside You

Your body has the means to repair itself, if the right cells get into the right places.

The Machinery Behind the Senses

There's a lot of physical work our eyes, ears, and brain cells perform to support our perceptions of the world.
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