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Sunflower Motion Is Complex

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

Silly Stories Demean Science

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

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"

Evolution spectacularly fails to explain one of the planet's most intriguing animals.

Hydrothermal OOL Chemistry Is Unlikely

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

Wrongly feared only as agents of disease, many bacteria are allies in our quest for health.

Adult Stem Cells Continue to Show Promise

Ethical stem cells from adult tissues make more news than embryonic stem cells.

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.

Sleep on It: Housekeeping Night Crew Works Swing Shift

Why do we sleep? A new theory identifies a vital purpose for those seemingly lost hours.

Immorality Collides With Nature

When all else fails, get out the Manufacturer's manual. Better, do it before all the trouble starts.

Flying Physics

In the world of flying animals, stories of remarkable physical engineering come to light.

Celebrate Independence from Darwin

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

How the Dragon Got Its Beard

Scales are not feathers are not hair, but evolutionary tales get hairy sometimes.

Brain's Memory More Powerful Than Thought

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

Here are more discoveries that make it reasonable to think complex life is rare in the universe, and might be unique to Earth.
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