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Microbes Are Wired for Communication

New findings show surprising communication systems between bacteria, including power grids with tiny electrical cables.

Origin-of-Life Speculation Goes Off the Rails

Astrobiologists and their accomplices in the media are finding life everywhere where it isn't or couldn't be. Time to call in the science rangers.

Homochirality: Computers Are Not the Real World

Homochirality: Computers Are Not the Real World

Evolutionary Anthropologists Startled by Racial Mixing in Africa

If they didn't expect recent genetic mixing from Europe into Africa, how certain are they about older human migrations?

Three Mavericks Who Won

The loner, not the consensus, is sometimes the one whose views get traction in science. Here are three historical examples.

New Thoughts on Habitable Planets

Astrobiologists are trying to standardize the requirements for habitable planets. Do they get them all?

Adult Stem Cells Outpace Embryonics

Some still play with embryos, but there seems little reason for it when adult stem cells perform so well.

Scientific Progress Is Spelled "Bio-Inspiration"

Need fundamental insights into physics and technology? Look no further than the living world.

Sight Is More than Having Eyeballs

The brain is integrally involved with eyes to make vision meaningful and responsive.

Do You Know How Lucky You Are to Live on Earth?

The factors that make life possible came together so beautifully, even materialists have trouble knowing why we're here.

Propping Up Darwin's Tree of Lie

A valiant effort to construct Darwin's tree icon in an open-source way may only serve to perpetuate a myth.

Secular Science Leaders Defend Baby Butchering

Instead of joining the outrage against the dismemberment and marketing of baby body parts, science leaders rush to defend the grisly practice.

Fossils Defy Slow, Gradual Deposition Over Long Ages

What do a virus and a whale have in common? They didn't fossilize slowly a long time ago.

How Exercise Benefits Bones and Muscles

Will it be possible in the future to reduce fat, build muscle, and strengthen bones with an injection of a hormone?

Insects Worth Respecting

Most six-legged creatures are small and we give them little notice. Here are surprises that entomologists are discovering in some very special insects.
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