Year-End Biomimetics Parade
December 31, 2016
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
December 28, 2016
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
December 24, 2016
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
December 22, 2016
Widely used to infer past climates, isotope measurements from stalactites and stalagmites in caves can mislead researchers.
Finding More Gifts in the Cellular Stocking
December 12, 2016
Improving techniques are allowing biochemists to find surprising new things in cells. Here are some recent examples.
Cassini Gets Higher Look at Saturn's Youth
December 10, 2016
Now entering its final dramatic high orbits, the Cassini spacecraft is finding unexpected things for an assumed old planet.
What Good Is a Hairball?
December 7, 2016
When you start looking for clues to good designs in nature, the results are everywhere.
Rapid Earth Changes in Historic Times
December 6, 2016
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
November 30, 2016
Many astronomy articles have a bad habit of assuming star formation without demonstrating or explaining it.
Can Radioactive Decay Constants Vary?
November 28, 2016
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
November 23, 2016
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
November 22, 2016
The new discovery from China dates back 130 million years on the evolutionary timeline.
Chicxulub Crater Reports Begin
November 19, 2016
Scientists who drilled into the large crater in southern Mexico have started interpreting the cores.
The End of SETI
November 16, 2016
Here's what a strong belief in materialistic SETI leads to: complete intellectual implosion.
Cosmologists Are Blind in the Dark
November 15, 2016
A rash of recent science articles shows that secular cosmologists have no idea where they are, or why.