Overcoming Fear of Nature with Joy
August 28, 2014
We wouldn't have to re-wild kids if we didn't un-wild them in the first place, a cognitive ethologist says about childhood fear of nature.
Beat the Competition with Natural Design
August 27, 2014
Want to engineer something right the first time and beat the competition? Find out how life does it.
Is Global Warming Theory Chilling Out?
August 25, 2014
The scientific community has been adamant that humans are at fault for warming the globe, requiring drastic action. New findings could shake that confidence.
Active Moon Triton Revisited
August 25, 2014
25 years ago today, Voyager 2 flew by Triton, a moon of Neptune, astonishing scientists with its active geology.
Surprises in Evolutionary Tales
August 24, 2014
From spiders to crocodiles, animals rarely evolved the way they should have.
Moon Still Has Hot Core
August 23, 2014
Japanese scientists have determined that a soft, hot core remains in the center of the moon, contrary to expectations.
Scientists as Sex Counselors
August 22, 2014
To what extent should scientists presume to offer advice about sexual matters?
Animals Dying for Subsidized Energy Projects
August 21, 2014
Windmills and solar farms may be politically correct and environmentally trendy, but bats and birds disagree.
Pygmies and Sherpas Are People, Not Evolved Genes
August 20, 2014
Some scientists and reporters are too eager to attach the word "evolution" to human beings who have particular genetic traits.
Living Stalactites and Other Geological Surprises
August 19, 2014
Dripstones in caves can be made by microbes, some speleologists find. That's among several recent geological surprises.
Fluffballs in Space Shouldn't Exist
August 18, 2014
A rubble-pile asteroid has such low density it should have disintegrated, but it's doing just fine.
The Evil that Men Do: How Bad Governments Create Poverty
August 17, 2014
Ideas have consequences. When societies deny that all men are created equal, the masses suffer, even when surrounded by rich resources.
Extinct Reptiles Quickly Spread Over the Globe
August 16, 2014
On every continent, dinosaurs and other extinct reptiles thrived. Here are some recent amazing finds.
Planet Rotation Limits Habitability
August 15, 2014
Life can't exist on a planet that rotates too fast or slow. This is another Goldilocks problem for astrobiologists to consider.
Why Hebrew Captives Had Healthier Diet Than Their Captors
August 14, 2014
A new report on dietary "pulse" shows health benefits that certain captives enjoyed 2,600 years ago in what is now Iraq.