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Year-End Biomimetics Parade

What better way to end the year than a celebration of biomimetics, where fun and useful science never ends thanks to nature's inspiring designs?

Pluto and Ceres: Young Dwarf Planets

With all its data downloaded, New Horizons continues to surprise astronomers with evidence of active geology and youth at Pluto.

Christmas Star Remains Mysterious, But Something Real Happened

Theories rise and fall about the nature of the star that led the wise men to Bethlehem, but the fact remains: they saw something, and came on time to see Jesus.

Cave Climate Conclusions Compromised

Widely used to infer past climates, isotope measurements from stalactites and stalagmites in caves can mislead researchers.

Finding More Gifts in the Cellular Stocking

Improving techniques are allowing biochemists to find surprising new things in cells. Here are some recent examples.
Cassini at Saturn

Cassini Gets Higher Look at Saturn's Youth

Now entering its final dramatic high orbits, the Cassini spacecraft is finding unexpected things for an assumed old planet.

What Good Is a Hairball?

When you start looking for clues to good designs in nature, the results are everywhere.

Rapid Earth Changes in Historic Times

What happened to the Sahara desert? What's going on in Java, man? Geologists are surprised sometimes by recent major changes.

Wishing Upon Star Formation

Many astronomy articles have a bad habit of assuming star formation without demonstrating or explaining it.

Can Radioactive Decay Constants Vary?

Three physicists claim to see cyclical variations in beta decay rates of two elements correlated with solar neutrino flux.

Reasons for Thanksgiving in Your Body Cells

Here are things you probably didn't know about your body. Now that you know, you'll have more reasons to be thankful tomorrow.

More Original Protein Found in Older Bird Fossil

The new discovery from China dates back 130 million years on the evolutionary timeline.

Chicxulub Crater Reports Begin

Scientists who drilled into the large crater in southern Mexico have started interpreting the cores.

The End of SETI

Here's what a strong belief in materialistic SETI leads to: complete intellectual implosion.

Cosmologists Are Blind in the Dark

A rash of recent science articles shows that secular cosmologists have no idea where they are, or why.
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