Nerves Find Their Way in the Dark
February 12, 2016
Scientists are beginning to be able to watch nerve cells reaching out and forming connections.
Misuse of Term 'Natural Selection' Continues
February 11, 2016
If humans guide a process, that is not natural selection. Darwin's idea had nothing to do with intention or morality.
The Crawling Eye: Cells as Lenses
February 10, 2016
Certain bacteria can respond to light be turning their whole bodies into eyeballs.
Small Creatures Have Super Strength
February 9, 2016
The most amazing physical feats in nature are performed by some of the smallest organisms.
If You Can't Trust Scientists, You Can't Trust Science
February 8, 2016
Science may be "out there" in the world, but its discoveries are mediated by fallible scientists.
Take a Forest Bath
February 7, 2016
Science supports a Japanese tradition of "forest bathing" for mental refreshment and overall well-being.
Nature Inspires Hi-Tech Design
February 6, 2016
Scientists and engineers continue the gold rush to imitate nature's solutions to problems.
Human Evolution Timeline Contradicts Human Nature
February 5, 2016
Even stupid people don't sit around in caves for tens of thousands of years.
Density Can't Keep Saturn's Rings Old
February 4, 2016
Saturn's B ring is much less dense than previously thought, challenging attempts to keep it billions of years old.
Insects that Defy Darwin
February 3, 2016
Stasis and convergence are not what Darwin had in mind, but that's what new fossils show.
Occult Cosmology Mutters Dark Matters
February 2, 2016
New instruments and projects will seek to find influences that no scientist understands.
Animals that Defy Long Ages
February 1, 2016
A lizard and an elephant join forces to question evolutionary dates.
Hi-Tech Human Brain Better Than Thought
January 31, 2016
The capacity of the human brain is stunning. We should use it more.
Sexual Selection Tossed Again
January 30, 2016
150 years of speculation about "female mate choice" doesn't hold up under observation of fruit fly behavior.
Globular Clusters Give Astronomers Cluster Headaches
January 29, 2016
The old story is out, and nobody knows what the new story should be.