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Updates from Outer Planets

Let's review some of the latest news from missions to the outer planets.

Plant Brains Solve Problems

Without a physical brain or nervous system, plants know how to get about in place.

Lizards that Leap Over Evolution

They may appear less evolved to Darwinians, but some lizards are world champions.

Detailed Seeds Found in Early Cretaceous Rock

Hundreds of flowering plant seeds from early Cretaceous strata on two continents show exceptional preservation; how can they be 125 million years old?
Earthrise 2015 LRO

New Earthrise Is a Stunner

Take a look at this image from a lunar orbiter on the 47th anniversary of the historic Apollo 8 "Earthrise" photo.

Early Builders Were Intelligent Designers

What do Stonehenge and Chaco Canyon have in common? On opposite sides of the globe, they illustrate human nature.

Want Salt on Your Ceres?

Those mysterious white spots on asteroid Ceres could be outcrops of salt. How did vast amounts of salt get out there?

Design in Tiny Fruit Flies

Among the smallest of flyers, these amazing insects pack incredible technology into a tiny package.

King Hezekiah’s Royal Seal Found in Jerusalem

The royal seal of a Biblical king has been found, stating "belonging to Hezekiah, son of Ahaz, king of Judah" near the Temple Mount.

Breaking! Dino Blood Is Real

Blood vessels found in a hadrosaur said to be 80 million years old are the real original material, researchers say.

CEH Is Thankful to You

Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers. We appreciate your faithful visits!

How Animals Keep Warm in Freezing Wetness

We shiver to think of going without heavy coats in snow, but snowshoe hares, gophers and birds look perfectly comfortable. What's their secret?

Invisible Subs and Other Tricks Inspired by Life

Working scientists seem less focused on evolution and more on design these days, figuring out how animals and plants do amazing things.

Animal Engineers Teach Physics Profs a Thing or Three

Three animals never went to the university, but they leave human PhDs struggling to catch up to their know-how.

Finding Value in Waste

There's something beautiful about transforming disgusting castoffs into products that are useful, valuable, and healthful.
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