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Sunflower Motion Is a Black Box

Something as commonly observable as sunflowers following the sun is difficult to explain.

Giant Rockfall Enlarged Zion Canyon Recently

Within Bronze Age dates, a cataclysmic landslide enlarged Zion Canyon, forming a large lake.

Design Inspires Scientific Advances

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

We update the problem of Titan's missing ethane and other challenges to billions of years.

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.
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