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Secret Animal Hideouts

Small animals can hide out in secret places, even in your own home.

Smart Money Is on Adult Stem Cells, but Some Scientists Still Lust after Embryos

When adult stem cells do the job, why are some scientists tinkering with human embryos?

Scientists Discover Godliness Works

Many secular researchers deny God, but sometimes have to admit his principles fit human behavior.

Sexual Orientation is Not "Born That Way"

Psychologist says there is little scientific evidence that sexual-orientation is biological, but two powerful men forced the sexual revolution on the country.

Biomimetics Line-Up

Here's what's hot in the trendy science of making things the way nature does it.

Face Up: We Are Less than Neanderthals

The facial differences between us and Neanderthals amount to a slight matter of bone resorption during development.

Design in Tiny Fruit Flies

Among the smallest of flyers, these amazing insects pack incredible technology into a tiny package.

Genetic Tinkering Puts Brave New World at Our Doorstep

New tools in the lab put human nature at risk. Can we trust fallible scientists to be ethical?

Appendix 2: Vestigial Organs Reconsidered

Outcast becomes hero: appendix promoted to "pivotal". The vestigial organ myth lives on in other contexts, though.

How Animals Keep Warm in Freezing Wetness

We shiver to think of going without heavy coats in snow, but snowshoe hares, gophers and birds look perfectly comfortable. What's their secret?

Reason Honestly with Purpose

Science and society cannot exist without moral values. Use them; you were born with the capacity to apprehend them.

Finding Value in Waste

There's something beautiful about transforming disgusting castoffs into products that are useful, valuable, and healthful.

Were Our Bodies Created for Self-Repair?

Studies of amphibians are suggesting that higher animals also had regenerative abilities that have been lost over time.

New Things to Learn About Your Body

These news items about the human body are likely to surprise and delight you with how well you are made.

Microbes Are Wired for Communication

New findings show surprising communication systems between bacteria, including power grids with tiny electrical cables.
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