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Life as the Communication of Information

Could the essence of life be not so much the material substrate, but the transfer of information?

Body Wonders You Didn't Know You Had

We have some really advanced equipment running inside us.

Why Chernobyl Neighbors Are Not Dying

Surprising scientists, both people and animals are doing OK around the world's worst nuclear accident site.

New Radiocarbon Measurement Device Promises Faster, Cheaper Date Testing

Dating of artifacts and fossils may become much more common thanks to a new instrument.

Humans Could Be Much Healthier

Recent news about the body's remarkable powers raise questions about why we aren't better off.

More Examples of Exceptional Preservation in Fossil Reptiles

How could structures this delicate survive the ravages of tens or hundreds of millions of years?

Humans May Have Lost Beneficial Traits

Imagine if you could regrow teeth all your life. Have we lost some capabilities during human history?

Titan Takes the Age Stage

Saturn's giant moon has prompted a flurry of new science papers. Can anyone keep it billions of years old?

Puppies in Permafrost Stun Scientists

They say these dogs are 12,400 years old, but their organs and fur are intact, along with remains of their last meal.

Hot Jupiters: Astronomers Blew It

The experts were (and are) wrong about how planets form, new data from a weird exoplanet show.

Enough Fish to Go Around

Rights-based fishery policies can guarantee a rapid rebound of fish stocks, biomass and profits for fishermen.

Minimal Cell Challenges Naturalism

Origin of life theorists face a much higher "Mount Improbable" seeing a minimal cell with 473 genes.

Earliest Chinese Language Revealed

Scholars are making 3-D models of the earliest Chinese language inscriptions available for research.

Astronomers Deal With Outrageous Phenomena

Even for scientists accustomed to big things, some observations seem too outrageous to explain.

Blindness Reversed with Adult Stem Cells

Success with rabbits and with children offers promising cures for blindness in humans, using ethical stem cells.
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