Woodpeckers Have Multiple Protections Against Brain Injury
February 5, 2018
Any one of these adaptations would challenge Darwinian evolution, but all of them together in head-banging bird?
What Your Body Needs
February 3, 2018
Most of us know some basic things our bodies need, but it's unlikely many people have heard of some of these requirements.
Dinosaur and Mammal Tracks Found Together
February 1, 2018
In what is being called the mother lode of Cretaceous tracks, mammals, dinosaurs and pterosaurs left their prints in a table-sized rock.
Some ‘Junk DNA’ May Act as Computer Memory *
January 30, 2018
Growing evidence supports the hypothesis that certain non-coding 'retrotransposons' may function as computational memory for genes. *[Audio version included]
Our Solar System Appears Odd to Astronomers *
January 29, 2018
Our solar system is an oddball, conclude astronomers who looked at hundreds of planetary systems around other stars. *Audio version available.
More Dead Sea Scrolls Found
January 23, 2018
Two separate articles discuss new findings about the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, the most significant archaeological find of the 20th century.
The Nature Effect: Observations Show the Benefits of Outdoor Education
January 21, 2018
In a world of eyes stuck to screens, some sage old advice is becoming trendy again: get out and smell the roses. We reported recently that discipline problems dropped significantly when prisoners were shown nature videos. Now, a study shows that young school children learn better outside. Teachers need no longer fear that going outside […]
Windows Into the Brain’s Operating System
January 19, 2018
The soft squishy lump in your skull has capabilities that defy understanding, but some of them seem vaguely familiar.
Hidden Volcano Comes to Light
January 17, 2018
It was the largest volcanic eruption in history. It happened five years ago. Did you hear about it? Probably not. Here's why.
Make Like a Snake
January 16, 2018
Here are a few more examples illustrating why the imitation of nature is one of the hottest trends in science.
Cell Repair Majors on Majors
January 10, 2018
When hit by damaging mutations, cells repair genes before non-coding areas. How do they know?
DNA Is the Future of Data Storage
January 7, 2018
Do you like futuristic thinking? Think ahead to when mankind's memory may revert to something ancient: DNA.
Bacteria Rule the Earth
December 14, 2017
Bacteria are inescapable. They're everywhere. Fortunately, many of them are here for good.
Alien Intrusion: Half of Humans Believe in Space Aliens
December 10, 2017
A powerful new documentary coming on January 11 investigates the rise in belief in space aliens, UFOs and abductions.
Human Body Wonders to Amaze Their Inhabitants
December 9, 2017
There's more going on under your skin than you can possibly comprehend.