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Surprising Things Science Didn't Know

Scientists presume to speak with confidence about the origin of the universe and billions of years, but have been clueless about some everyday things close to home in the present.

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?

Wrong Again: Several Species of Homo Collapse Into One

A well-preserved complete skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, has ignited a firestorm, threatening to declassify various claimed species of Homo into one, Homo erectus.

More Reasons to Doubt the Evolutionary Caveman Story

Complex behaviors showing foresight and planning are adding to a long list of contradictions to evolutionary explanations about "brute" ancestors.

Does Physics Drive Evolution?

Some recent evolutionary papers appear to make physical laws not just constraints on natural selection, but guiding hands that build optimal designs.

Marvelous Machines That Keep You Running

Here are just a few of the recent reports describing the intricate biological machines on which life depends.

Better Health Through Nature

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

Mars May Have Been Wet, But Never Lively

Astrobiologists got excited with evidence for early water on Mars, but other discoveries are putting the quash on hopes it has or had life.

Induced Stem Cells Get Faster, Better, Cheaper

Scientists have not only made the production of induced pluripotent stem cells much more efficient, but also have made them just as capable as embryonic stem cells of being able to produce any cell type.

Sherpa Fitness Is Not Evolution

A study about mutations that might confer benefit to high-altitude Sherpas is being announced as an example of evolution, but variation within species is not Darwinian evolution.

Reverse Engineer Living Solutions

Need solutions to practical engineering problems? Save time and effort; see how animals and plants do it.
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