Nature Time Improves Health, Well-Being
July 17, 2018
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
July 16, 2018
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
July 14, 2018
Here are some new discoveries you probably didn't realize about the human body.
Spiders Fly with Electricity
July 10, 2018
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
July 9, 2018
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
July 1, 2018
How could such 'fearfully and wonderfully made' beings be capable of unspeakable atrocities?
What Your Cells Do For You
June 29, 2018
Until recently, we humans had no idea the complexity of the systems that keep us alive.
Bugs Ride on the Wings of the Wind
June 19, 2018
Small animals can take advantage of wind to go long distances in remarkable ways.
Amazing Feats Highlight Human Exceptionalism
June 15, 2018
It's not just what humans can do, but why they do it, that makes humans stand apart from animals.
Nature Knows Best
June 13, 2018
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
June 12, 2018
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
June 11, 2018
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
June 7, 2018
Some familiar and unfamiliar mammals share their secrets of extreme adaptation and survival.
What’s Pluto Been Dune? Making Young Sand Dunes
June 4, 2018
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
May 26, 2018
At higher magnifications, the cell's nano machines become even more spectacular.