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Strange Animals and Stranger Facts About Them

The world is decorated with an astonishing diversity of animals. Here are some new discoveries about a few of them.

Things You Didn't Know About Your Body

Here are more glimpses at the power under the hood: capabilities recently discovered by researchers.

People Can Be Devious Lab Rats (and Researchers)

Human lab rats can fool human researchers, who in turn can fool the human public. Honesty must be the only policy in science.

Pain: Evolution or Curse?

It doesn't take much "evolution" to create a toxin, or to switch on or amplify the pain response. Are these good things gone bad?

Natural Evil: How Good Germs Can Go Bad

It doesn't take much to turn a friendly bacterium into a killer.

On the Origin of Snakes

New studies of snakes and their genes are surprising scientists with stories of "rapid evolution." Some findings offer potential for human health.

Trillions of Helpers in Your Body and Brain

Recent discoveries in human physiology should cause us to stand in awe of the design of our earthly dwelling, especially at the scale of cells.

Obvious Things Scientists Are "Discovering"

Do we really need scientists to tell us the obvious?

Three New and Different Biomimetics Stories

There appears to be no end of ways to imitate nature's designs.

Buck Up; We're Stuck on Earth

Star Trek is out, scientists have found. Our bodies can't take extended space travel.

Incredible Stories of Human Ability in Weakness

Here are three amazing stories that speak for themselves.

Overcoming Natural Evil with Good

Things that bite and sting are not always 100% harmful. Maybe some of our categories of natural evil are due to ignorance.

Boost Your Health Outdoors

Health experts keep finding more reasons for people of all ages to get active outside in nature.

How Sleep Helps the Brain

Sleeping is essential for health, we know. But how many know the processes that clear out the clutter for the next day's work?

Better Health Through Nature

Humans were meant to thrive in the environment. We sequester ourselves from the natural world at our own peril.
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