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Nerves Find Their Way in the Dark

Scientists are beginning to be able to watch nerve cells reaching out and forming connections.

Misuse of Term 'Natural Selection' Continues

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

Certain bacteria can respond to light be turning their whole bodies into eyeballs.

Small Creatures Have Super Strength

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

Science may be "out there" in the world, but its discoveries are mediated by fallible scientists.

Take a Forest Bath

Science supports a Japanese tradition of "forest bathing" for mental refreshment and overall well-being.

Nature Inspires Hi-Tech Design

Scientists and engineers continue the gold rush to imitate nature's solutions to problems.

Human Evolution Timeline Contradicts Human Nature

Even stupid people don't sit around in caves for tens of thousands of years.

Density Can't Keep Saturn's Rings Old

Saturn's B ring is much less dense than previously thought, challenging attempts to keep it billions of years old.

Insects that Defy Darwin

Stasis and convergence are not what Darwin had in mind, but that's what new fossils show.

Occult Cosmology Mutters Dark Matters

New instruments and projects will seek to find influences that no scientist understands.

Animals that Defy Long Ages

A lizard and an elephant join forces to question evolutionary dates.

Hi-Tech Human Brain Better Than Thought

The capacity of the human brain is stunning. We should use it more.

Sexual Selection Tossed Again

150 years of speculation about "female mate choice" doesn't hold up under observation of fruit fly behavior.

Globular Clusters Give Astronomers Cluster Headaches

The old story is out, and nobody knows what the new story should be.
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