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Rosetta Mission Crashes Into Comet Theories

The historic Rosetta mission has ended with a crash landing. How has it changed ideas about comets?

Thank Van Allen's Belts and Richter's Rockets

Invisible shields above the Earth protect us all from dangerous radiation. New space probes explore how they do it.

You Are Free to Read This

The question of free will tantalizes philosophers, because the mind-brain distinction is complex.

Inspiring Life Motivates Designers

Here's the latest collection of bio-inspired designs brought to you by plants, animals, and cells.

Spiders Play Silk Harps

Spider webs are so finely-tuned, they are like musical instruments that the creatures can strum or listen to.

Why Astronomers Hammer Planets

Secular planetary scientists have a skeleton key that unlocks any planetary mystery: the BFH.

SETI Mania Strikes Again

Another unexplained anomaly has SETI enthusiasts scrambling for their telescopes.

Wedding Gown Turns Into Pillar of Salt

An art project demonstrated the crystal potential of Dead Sea waters.

Birds and Pterosaurs Flew Together

Does it make evolutionary sense to find birds flying with pterosaurs?

How the Brain Serves the Mind

More sophisticated than any computer, the brain runs many background tasks to aid and assist our conscious choices.

Darwinism Remains Bankrupt Explaining Human Kindness

They call it prosociality or altruism. They know it exists. They admire it. They just can't evolve it.

Toy Octopus Is Far from the Living Reality

The news media are celebrating an autonomous soft robot shaped like an octopus. It has a lot to learn from its living counterpart.

Latest Fossils: Dinosaurs, Whales and More

Here's a quick survey of news about fossils, including remains of some monstrous creatures and a tiny one, too.

Hope, Not Evidence, Drives Astrobiology

Earth-size exoplanets are not evidence for alien life. They are evidence for orbiting bodies.

The Healing Powers of Nature

Independent studies celebrate the ability of nature to improve human health and well-being.
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