Sunflower Motion Is Complex
August 9, 2016
They follow the sun, but how? Scientists are just finding out the mechanisms behind light tracking in sunflowers.
Silly Stories Demean Science
August 6, 2016
If science had an icon like the Statue of Liberty, she would be hanging her head in disgrace for what passes for science these days.
Fossil DNA Stuns Geologists
August 4, 2016
None of them would have believed DNA could survive over a million years. They have no explanation for its preservation.
Platypus Evolution "Remains a Mystery"
August 1, 2016
Evolution spectacularly fails to explain one of the planet's most intriguing animals.
Hydrothermal OOL Chemistry Is Unlikely
July 30, 2016
A favorite way for theorists to get around the lack of enzymes at the origin of life is shown to be implausible.
Bacteria You Can Love
July 29, 2016
Wrongly feared only as agents of disease, many bacteria are allies in our quest for health.
Adult Stem Cells Continue to Show Promise
July 26, 2016
Ethical stem cells from adult tissues make more news than embryonic stem cells.
For the Love of Trees
July 23, 2016
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.
Sleep on It: Housekeeping Night Crew Works Swing Shift
July 21, 2016
Why do we sleep? A new theory identifies a vital purpose for those seemingly lost hours.
Immorality Collides With Nature
July 10, 2016
When all else fails, get out the Manufacturer's manual. Better, do it before all the trouble starts.
July 7, 2016
In the world of flying animals, stories of remarkable physical engineering come to light.
Celebrate Independence from Darwin
July 4, 2016
With so much great science news about design, who needs to maintain allegiance to King Charles?
How the Dragon Got Its Beard
June 28, 2016
Scales are not feathers are not hair, but evolutionary tales get hairy sometimes.
Brain's Memory More Powerful Than Thought
June 24, 2016
You don't have a limited memory that can be used up. The only limits are on how much you desire to know.
Only Earth Is a Life Haven
June 23, 2016
Here are more discoveries that make it reasonable to think complex life is rare in the universe, and might be unique to Earth.