There's No Place Like Earth
November 20, 2015
A survey of known exoplanets finds no real estate as valuable as Earth.
Animal Engineers Teach Physics Profs a Thing or Three
November 19, 2015
Three animals never went to the university, but they leave human PhDs struggling to catch up to their know-how.
Early Massive Galaxies Will Require Theory Overhaul (Again)
November 18, 2015
Big bang theory didn't expect massive galaxies so early, but they've known about this problem for over a decade.
Finding Value in Waste
November 17, 2015
There's something beautiful about transforming disgusting castoffs into products that are useful, valuable, and healthful.
New Earth Ocean Theory Is All Wet
November 16, 2015
Time to rewrite the textbooks again. Earth started out wet, scientists now claim, overturning decades of dogma.
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.