Weekend Grab Bag
October 14, 2012
Here are links to recent science findings and claims sure to stimulate thinking and further research.
Pregnancy Protects the Unborn from Immune Attacks
October 10, 2012
The mother's immune system learns how to protect the embryo instead of attacking it as foreign material.
Animal Models for Technology
October 3, 2012
Animals and microbes continue to inspire technologies that could provide better health and security.
Nature: 3.8 Billion Years of R&D
October 2, 2012
Scientists continue mining the biomimicry bonanza, but some still give all the credit to time and evolution.
Children Act Like Scientists
October 1, 2012
Toddlers express the basic aspects of scientific thinking: finding cause and effect by the experimental method.
Why Exercise Builds Muscle
September 24, 2012
You have stem cells alongside your muscles that provide a ready pool of new muscle cells.
Human Brain: "Enormous Biochemical Complexity"
September 20, 2012
A new biochemical atlas finds consistency, complexity, and precision in the human brain.
Pristine Wood Found in Diamond Crater
September 19, 2012
A kimberlite crater in Canada, said to be 53 million years old, yielded exquisitely preserved unfossilized wood.
Bob Ballard Throws Out Textbooks for a Living
September 17, 2012
An interview with oceanographer Bob Ballard shows him taking glee at proving the scientific consensus wrong.
Jerusalem Cistern Found from First Temple Era
September 10, 2012
A huge cistern near the Temple Mount has been found that was part of Solomon's Temple complex.
ENCODE Study Forces Evolutionists to Retract "Junk DNA" Myth
September 6, 2012
At least 80% of the human genome is functional, scientists now say, based on a genetic survey called ENCODE that may force reassessment of what a gene is.
More Reasons to Appreciate Your Body
September 4, 2012
There's more going on under your skin than you possibly realize.
Zoo Celebrates Bio-Inspiration
August 31, 2012
The San Diego Zoo has a new Centre for Bioinspiration, promoting invention based on life's solutions to practical problems.
Ingenious Ants Can't Prevent Stupid Evolution Quotes
August 25, 2012
After praising the wisdom of the ant, a science writer reveals little of his own.
Epigenetics Leads the Genetics News
August 21, 2012
More and more studies are revealing systems that regulate DNA. Here are some recent samples.