Carbon Cycle Keeps Earth from Fate of Venus, Mars
March 23, 2014
Another delicate balance making Earth habitable has been identified: the carbon cycle.
Children Are Little Geniuses
March 9, 2014
There's a lot of talent in the heads of those little toddlers.
Sun Attacks, but Earth Fights Back
March 8, 2014
Geophysicists have found that the Earth fights deadly solar radiation with a plasma punch.
Giant Virus Rises from the Past
March 5, 2014
The media are shocked that a virus resurrected from 32,000-year-old permafrost can still actively invade amoebas.
Exceptional Beauty and Design in Animals
March 3, 2014
Here are four animals, some you probably never heard of, that deserve design awards for art and technology.
Record Impact on Moon Ups Cratering Rate Estimates
March 2, 2014
The brilliant flash lasted 8 seconds on 9/11 – 2013, that is – the brightest impact ever witnessed on the moon.
Antibiotic Resistance Genes Found in Medieval Human Dung
February 27, 2014
Centuries before antibiotics were put into use for human health, genes for antibiotic resistance already existed in viruses found in human coprolites, new research shows.
Chile Whale Fossil Site Explained
February 26, 2014
At least 40 baleen whales and other species of marine mammals fossilized in a dry desert of Chile have been explained with a "toxic bloom" theory. Does it explain all the findings?
The Human Being Is a Valuable Design
February 17, 2014
There's more amazing technology going on inside you than meets the eye. Should not human life be honored and protected?
February 16, 2014
Match the living thing with the technology being developed by imitating its design features.
Tree Crocodiles and Other Surprising Animals
February 15, 2014
Scientists have a lot to learn about living animals before presuming to speak of long-lost extinct ones.
Ichthyosaur Fossilized Giving Birth
February 14, 2014
Caught in the act: another fossil shows an extinct marine reptile giving birth to live young.
New Cambrian Fossil Quarry Beats Burgess Shale
February 11, 2014
A new outcrop of the Burgess Shale formation in Canada appears to be richer and more diverse than the original.
Stem Cell Revolution Leap Forward? Debunked!
January 30, 2014
Called revolutionary and "too good to be true," a simple way to turn ordinary cells into stem cells has everyone excited – and some cautious.
Strange Animals and Stranger Facts About Them
January 29, 2014
The world is decorated with an astonishing diversity of animals. Here are some new discoveries about a few of them.