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Overcoming Fear of Nature with Joy

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

Want to engineer something right the first time and beat the competition? Find out how life does it.

Is Global Warming Theory Chilling Out?

The scientific community has been adamant that humans are at fault for warming the globe, requiring drastic action. New findings could shake that confidence.
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Active Moon Triton Revisited

25 years ago today, Voyager 2 flew by Triton, a moon of Neptune, astonishing scientists with its active geology.

Surprises in Evolutionary Tales

From spiders to crocodiles, animals rarely evolved the way they should have.

Moon Still Has Hot Core

Japanese scientists have determined that a soft, hot core remains in the center of the moon, contrary to expectations.

Scientists as Sex Counselors

To what extent should scientists presume to offer advice about sexual matters?

Animals Dying for Subsidized Energy Projects

Windmills and solar farms may be politically correct and environmentally trendy, but bats and birds disagree.

Pygmies and Sherpas Are People, Not Evolved Genes

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

Dripstones in caves can be made by microbes, some speleologists find. That's among several recent geological surprises.

Fluffballs in Space Shouldn't Exist

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

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

On every continent, dinosaurs and other extinct reptiles thrived. Here are some recent amazing finds.

Planet Rotation Limits Habitability

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

A new report on dietary "pulse" shows health benefits that certain captives enjoyed 2,600 years ago in what is now Iraq.
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