Moon's Stabilizing Influence Depends on Star Size
October 15, 2014
A connection between multiple factors was noted in a recent model of how a moon helps a planet remain habitable.
Robots Imitate Life
October 11, 2014
The goal of robotics is to imitate what humans and animals make look easy.
Monarch Butterflies Do Not Have to Migrate
October 7, 2014
When 101 butterfly genomes were compared, there were surprises.
Entrepreneurs Seek to Cure Ageing
September 26, 2014
Could scientists cure ageing, allowing humans to live Old Testament lifespans? A contest is on to fix the "chronic disease" of growing old.
Birds Surprise Evolutionists
September 17, 2014
Whether considering their design or their evolution, scientists keep finding surprises in birds.
How Did the Archer Fish Learn Physics?
September 14, 2014
A little fish that shoots down bugs out of the air learned some tricks of optics and propulsion that impress scientists.
Giant Reptiles Roamed the Earth, Water, and Sky
September 13, 2014
Record-setting dinosaurs have been announced this month.
Body Wonders at the Cellular Level
September 10, 2014
If we kept track of all the nano-scopic processes that keep us alive, we would be giga-astonished.
The Meek Control the Earth
September 6, 2014
How can such a small thing affect the geology and climate of the whole planet? Don't underestimate the power of small creatures.
Beat the Competition with Natural Design
August 27, 2014
Want to engineer something right the first time and beat the competition? Find out how life does it.
Active Moon Triton Revisited
August 25, 2014
25 years ago today, Voyager 2 flew by Triton, a moon of Neptune, astonishing scientists with its active geology.
Fluffballs in Space Shouldn't Exist
August 18, 2014
A rubble-pile asteroid has such low density it should have disintegrated, but it's doing just fine.
Extinct Reptiles Quickly Spread Over the Globe
August 16, 2014
On every continent, dinosaurs and other extinct reptiles thrived. Here are some recent amazing finds.
Cell's Molecular Machines Arouse Fascination
August 9, 2014
With increasing image quality at their disposal, biologists are finding amazing molecular machines at work in living cells.
Rosetta and the Stone
August 6, 2014
A historic comet rendezvous mission begins today after ten years in space.