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.
Precambrian Protein Identified
June 21, 2016
They say it's almost two billion (with a B) years old, yet it resembles modern counterparts.
Paleoproteomics Misses the Implications
June 16, 2016
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
June 15, 2016
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
June 12, 2016
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
June 9, 2016
UV radiation quickly degrades amino acids on most Martian minerals, a new study shows.
Masters of Physics in Nature
June 8, 2016
Plants and animals sometimes keep PhD physicists wondering how they do what they do.
Want a Wood-Plastic Bowl for Your Wood Stew?
June 6, 2016
Scientists are realizing that components of wood have many practical and healthful uses.