Astrobiology Hopes Diminish
December 6, 2014
Recent findings both near and far create challenges for beliefs that life is common in the universe.
Full Moon Has Magnetic Secret
December 5, 2014
Ponder this under tonight's full moon. Scientists now say the moon once had a magnetic field stronger than Earth's is now.
Homo erectus Joins Art Society
December 4, 2014
Etchings on a shell said to be 500,000 years old are shaking up evolutionary paleoanthropologists. Why? Evidence of abstract thinking far too early.
The New Horse Series: Genomes Confuse "Textbook Example of Evolution"
December 3, 2014
Horses, asses and zebras show evidence of gene flow despite extreme chromosome rearrangements.
Earthbound Martians Go Nuts
December 2, 2014
How 90,000 Earthlings sent greetings to imaginary friends on Mars, and other Martian nuttiness.
Mosquitoes Developed a Taste for Human Blood Recently
December 1, 2014
An experiment with disease-carrying mosquitoes in Africa showed a surprising result: they switched to human blood just thousands of years ago.
Schizophrenia: Diagnosis or Delusion?
November 30, 2014
Much as psychiatrists would like to help the afflicted, it doesn't help to affix an empty label to an imprecise condition.
Star Trek for Real: Impenetrable Force Field Protects Earth
November 29, 2014
Radiation belts discovered at the dawn of the space age have a new trick in their pocket: shielding the Earth.
Good Gratitude: To Science or God?
November 27, 2014
There are health benefits to thanksgiving, but motivation is the key.
Let's Get [Thankful for the] Mental
November 26, 2014
Wonders of the human brain and sensory systems continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.
Let's Get [Thankful for the] Physical
November 25, 2014
Wonders of the human body continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.
Adult Stem Cells Beat Clones
November 24, 2014
In a contest to see which are better, induced pluripotent stem cells proved just as good as clones. More stem cell news follows.
Time Magazine Distorts Science History
November 23, 2014
Seen that magazine "Great Scientists" at the checkout counter? It's a mixed bag.
Saturn Rescues Earth: Outer Planet Wonders
November 22, 2014
How Saturn saved the Earth, and other news from the ringed planet, its family, and other bodies in the outer solar system.
November 21, 2014
We need to clear the deck of evolution news. Here's a list of headlines presented "as is" for interested readers to research further.