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Nature Time Improves Health, Well-Being

Stressed? Depressed? Take a forest bath. Another major study shows that outdoor exposure is good for the body and mind.

Young Pluto Stuns Scientists with Astonishing Maps

New color maps score high on the Wow Factor. How can this lonely dwarf planet still be active? Its moon Charon looks young, too.

People Smell All Over, and Other Body Surprises

Here are some new discoveries you probably didn't realize about the human body.

Spiders Fly with Electricity

Scientists have known about spider "ballooning" for a long time, but only recently have they determined that spiders use electricity to fly.

Humans Can Selectively Wipe Out Certain Animals

The human impact on animals is well known today and is becoming apparent in history, too. Implications for ancient history are considered.

Humans: Uniquely Endowed, Unnaturally Evil

How could such 'fearfully and wonderfully made' beings be capable of unspeakable atrocities?

What Your Cells Do For You

Until recently, we humans had no idea the complexity of the systems that keep us alive.

Bugs Ride on the Wings of the Wind

Small animals can take advantage of wind to go long distances in remarkable ways.

Amazing Feats Highlight Human Exceptionalism

It's not just what humans can do, but why they do it, that makes humans stand apart from animals.

Nature Knows Best

Recent news articles show how engineers and inventors are helping mankind by imitating what plants, cells and animals do every day. A new kind of vaccine based on spider silk (Science Daily). Because spider silk is tough and yet biodegradable, it can be used as a delivery capsule for vaccines that might otherwise be resisted […]

Incredible Fish that Defy Evolution

The variety of shapes, colors and ecological niches of fishes prove too much for chance mutations and unguided processes to handle.

Van Allen Belts Protect Earth from Solar Wind

Geophysicists are still puzzling over how the earth's magnetic field and Van Allen radiation belts protect the surface from deadly particles in the solar wind.

Marvelous un-Darwinian Mammals

Some familiar and unfamiliar mammals share their secrets of extreme adaptation and survival.
False-color image of Pluto from New Horizons, July 24, 2015

What’s Pluto Been Dune? Making Young Sand Dunes

Sand dunes were surprising enough on Titan, but et tu, Pluto? and young, recent dunes? Scientists couldn't believe their eyes.

Cellular Wonders Coming Into Focus

At higher magnifications, the cell's nano machines become even more spectacular.
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