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Radiation, Mistakes, and Assumptions

Three news items about atomic radiation should cause us to beware of academic overstatement.

Darwinism as All-Purpose Fiction Plot

No scientific rigor needed. Just say "It evolved."

Non-Darwinian Biological Change

Scientists find many examples of biological change that do not fit the mutation-selection paradigm.

Sunflower Motion Is Complex

They follow the sun, but how? Scientists are just finding out the mechanisms behind light tracking in sunflowers.

For the Love of Trees

You don't have to be a proverbial tree-hugger to love trees and wonder at all the things they can do, and do for us.

Celebrate Independence from Darwin

With so much great science news about design, who needs to maintain allegiance to King Charles?

Flowers Create 'Electric Landing Lights' for Bees

How do bees know which flowers to visit, and where on the flowers to land?

Masters of Physics in Nature

Plants and animals sometimes keep PhD physicists wondering how they do what they do.

Want a Wood-Plastic Bowl for Your Wood Stew?

Scientists are realizing that components of wood have many practical and healthful uses.
Blue lupines in southern California

Peas and Prosperity

A healthy plant community relies on natural mechanisms that agricultural scientists can tap into.

Re-inventing Transportation by Watching Animals

Here are 3 ways science is advancing through the imitation of nature.

Sunflower Motion Is a Black Box

Something as commonly observable as sunflowers following the sun is difficult to explain.

Design Inspires Scientific Advances

When you see cutting-edge science in materials and methods, you are likely to read "Inspired by Nature."

Life as the Communication of Information

Could the essence of life be not so much the material substrate, but the transfer of information?

Why Chernobyl Neighbors Are Not Dying

Surprising scientists, both people and animals are doing OK around the world's worst nuclear accident site.
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