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.
Small Molecules Play Key Roles in Cells
December 26, 2016
Molecular biologists are finding a universe of functional small proteins and RNAs that were considered junk or not even known to exist.
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.
More Body Wonders
December 16, 2016
Things you probably didn't learn about in anatomy or physiology.
Why Monkeys Don't Talk
December 13, 2016
It's not that they don't have the vocal apparatus. They just don't have the mind for it.
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.
Proof of Dinosaur Feathers?
December 9, 2016
Opinions are swirling about an amazing piece of amber with enclosed feathers. Let's look at what is known so far.
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.
Biblical Archaeology Finds to Watch
December 2, 2016
Are Moses and Jesus corroborated by extra-Biblical artifacts? Here's the good and the bad about two interesting yet controversial finds.
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.
Mammal Champs Strut Their (Unevolved) Stuff
November 21, 2016
Here's a showcase of very different mammals all deserving of the same thing: admiration. You don't do that by attributing them to evolution.