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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.

Precambrian Protein Identified

They say it's almost two billion (with a B) years old, yet it resembles modern counterparts.

Paleoproteomics Misses the Implications

The ability to examine original proteins in off-the-shelf fossils should tell you something about evolutionary timescales.

Big Science Lies About Chirality in Space

What was discovered has nothing to do with life, nor does it contribute in any way to solving one of the "greatest mysteries of chemistry."

No Need to Tinker With Human Embryos

Programmed adult stem cells can do everything, but some researchers are determined to keep tinkering with human beings.

Amino Acids Unlikely to Survive on Mars

UV radiation quickly degrades amino acids on most Martian minerals, a new study shows.

Masters of Physics in Nature

Plants and animals sometimes keep PhD physicists wondering how they do what they do.

Want a Wood-Plastic Bowl for Your Wood Stew?

Scientists are realizing that components of wood have many practical and healthful uses.
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