Hair Makes You Bigger and Warmer
November 15, 2015
Scientists found that hair increases a beast's surface area by a factor of 100.
Pluto May Be Erupting
November 10, 2015
Two mountains that look like giant volcanoes hint at current activity on Pluto.
Priority of Basic Science Questioned
November 9, 2015
Is government funding of basic science a prerequisite to progress?
Dry Desert Explodes in Color
November 2, 2015
One of the driest places on Earth has been storing its seeds underground for years for a moment like this.
Chinese Teeth Upset Early Man Timeline
November 1, 2015
Is the truth in the teeth? Modern-looking human teeth in a Chinese cave create improbable migration patterns and dates.
Inventing Stars, Solar Systems and Universes
October 31, 2015
Always look into the methods used when scientists speak confidently about models for making things appear out of nowhere.
Were Our Bodies Created for Self-Repair?
October 30, 2015
Studies of amphibians are suggesting that higher animals also had regenerative abilities that have been lost over time.
Cassini Plunges Through Enceladus Geyser, and Other Saturn News
October 29, 2015
Yesterday's daring plunge through a plume of an Enceladus geyser is the highlight of recent Saturn news.
Humans Behaving Badly Ecologically
October 28, 2015
By driving some animals extinct, are humans damaging the whole planet? Who will be the judge?
Notable Vertebrate Fossils
October 27, 2015
Vertebrate fossils are only a tiny fraction of the record, but they are usually the most interesting to us.
New Things to Learn About Your Body
October 26, 2015
These news items about the human body are likely to surprise and delight you with how well you are made.
Scientific Ethics: A Reader Digest
October 25, 2015
For your weekend reading, here's a summary of news articles on various topics related to scientific integrity and ethics.
Inspiring Designs in Life
October 24, 2015
When scientists look closely at living designs, they think, Wow! That's cool! I wonder if we could copy that?
Microbes Are Wired for Communication
October 23, 2015
New findings show surprising communication systems between bacteria, including power grids with tiny electrical cables.
Entropy in Space Seen at All Scales
October 22, 2015
Entropy at all scales: clearly seen. Creation of order: not so much.