Sunflower Motion Is a Black Box
May 30, 2016
Something as commonly observable as sunflowers following the sun is difficult to explain.
Giant Rockfall Enlarged Zion Canyon Recently
May 28, 2016
Within Bronze Age dates, a cataclysmic landslide enlarged Zion Canyon, forming a large lake.
Design Inspires Scientific Advances
May 9, 2016
When you see cutting-edge science in materials and methods, you are likely to read "Inspired by Nature."
Titan Ethane Still Missing, and Other Planetary Puzzles
May 7, 2016
We update the problem of Titan's missing ethane and other challenges to billions of years.
Life as the Communication of Information
April 28, 2016
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
April 26, 2016
We have some really advanced equipment running inside us.
Why Chernobyl Neighbors Are Not Dying
April 21, 2016
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
April 19, 2016
Dating of artifacts and fossils may become much more common thanks to a new instrument.
Humans Could Be Much Healthier
April 15, 2016
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
April 7, 2016
How could structures this delicate survive the ravages of tens or hundreds of millions of years?
Humans May Have Lost Beneficial Traits
April 6, 2016
Imagine if you could regrow teeth all your life. Have we lost some capabilities during human history?
Titan Takes the Age Stage
April 4, 2016
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
April 1, 2016
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
March 31, 2016
The experts were (and are) wrong about how planets form, new data from a weird exoplanet show.
Enough Fish to Go Around
March 30, 2016
Rights-based fishery policies can guarantee a rapid rebound of fish stocks, biomass and profits for fishermen.