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People Have an Innate Preference for Logical Truth

Experiments show that logical conclusions reached by abstract reasoning make people feel better than illogical conclusions do.

Year-End Biomimetics Parade

What better way to end the year than a celebration of biomimetics, where fun and useful science never ends thanks to nature's inspiring designs?

Pluto and Ceres: Young Dwarf Planets

With all its data downloaded, New Horizons continues to surprise astronomers with evidence of active geology and youth at Pluto.

Small Molecules Play Key Roles in Cells

Molecular biologists are finding a universe of functional small proteins and RNAs that were considered junk or not even known to exist.

Christmas Star Remains Mysterious, But Something Real Happened

Theories rise and fall about the nature of the star that led the wise men to Bethlehem, but the fact remains: they saw something, and came on time to see Jesus.

More Body Wonders

Things you probably didn't learn about in anatomy or physiology.

Why Monkeys Don't Talk

It's not that they don't have the vocal apparatus. They just don't have the mind for it.

Finding More Gifts in the Cellular Stocking

Improving techniques are allowing biochemists to find surprising new things in cells. Here are some recent examples.
Cassini at Saturn

Cassini Gets Higher Look at Saturn's Youth

Now entering its final dramatic high orbits, the Cassini spacecraft is finding unexpected things for an assumed old planet.

Proof of Dinosaur Feathers?

Opinions are swirling about an amazing piece of amber with enclosed feathers. Let's look at what is known so far.

What Good Is a Hairball?

When you start looking for clues to good designs in nature, the results are everywhere.

Rapid Earth Changes in Historic Times

What happened to the Sahara desert? What's going on in Java, man? Geologists are surprised sometimes by recent major changes.

Biblical Archaeology Finds to Watch

Are Moses and Jesus corroborated by extra-Biblical artifacts? Here's the good and the bad about two interesting yet controversial finds.

Reasons for Thanksgiving in Your Body Cells

Here are things you probably didn't know about your body. Now that you know, you'll have more reasons to be thankful tomorrow.

More Original Protein Found in Older Bird Fossil

The new discovery from China dates back 130 million years on the evolutionary timeline.
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