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Scientific Ignorance Becomes Apparent

Two reports indicate that what we know we don't know vastly exceeds what we think we know.

Body Double: Your Body as a Template for Inventors

Your body contains a lot of things engineers would like to copy, and not just at the scale of C3P0-like humanoid robots.

Boat Men or Float Men

Alleged human ancestors may have drifted to islands without boats, an evolutionist claims.

Venter: Life Is Robotic Software

What is life? It's software that runs biological robots, says a leading geneticist.

Birdifying Dinosaurs

Birds and dinosaurs have oval eggs and big eyes. Does this necessarily mean they evolved from a common ancestor?

Our Poisonous Moon: Better from a Distance

The moon stabilizes Earth's axis and regulates the tides, but enjoy it from a distance. Now there are more reasons you wouldn't want to live there.

Ingenious Seed Bomb "Designed by Evolution"

Red hot peppers! Can evolution "design" anything, especially a chemical bomb a plant uses to be sure its seeds get spread properly?

Anxiety May Shorten Your Cell Life

Two newly published studies involving thousands of nurses show that lifestyle and attitude might influence the age of your cells.

Maple to the Rescue

The SWAT team surrounds the compound. An officer tosses a maple seed into an open window and checks the readout on his computer. The team bursts in and, surprising the terrorists, rescues the hostages safely.

Volcano Tour Planned

A key researcher of the catastrophic geology at Mt. St. Helens is leading hikes on the volcano next month.

Arsenic Life Isn't

Remember the claim in 2010 that living organisms were discovered using arsenic instead of phosphate? Further tests show it was not the case.

Are Two Cambrian Explosions Better than One?

Something seems wrong with this picture: deep sea creatures living in the dark were preserved in ash from a land volcano.

Inflation Again: This Time with Feeling

Inflation is dead. Long live inflation.

Eats Shoots and Leaves

This is not a crime story, but a story nonetheless.

Stellar Dust Disk Vanishes in 3 Years

According to widely accepted theory, planets evolve from orbiting dust disks surrounding stars. If so, planets trying to form in the dust around one young star didn't have much time. The disk evaporated within 3 years.
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