Comet Ocean Theory Debunked
December 11, 2014
Data from the Rosetta mission debunk the notion that comets brought Earth's ocean water. Now they're hoping asteroids could have.
Pathogens Don't Exist
December 10, 2014
It takes a partnership to have a disease, say two microbiologists who argue for ditching the word "pathogen."
Monday Morning Design Cheer
December 8, 2014
Start your week with nuggets of good news about all the things inventors are learning from animals, plants, and the human body.
Astrobiology Hopes Diminish
December 6, 2014
Recent findings both near and far create challenges for beliefs that life is common in the universe.
Homo erectus Joins Art Society
December 4, 2014
Etchings on a shell said to be 500,000 years old are shaking up evolutionary paleoanthropologists. Why? Evidence of abstract thinking far too early.
Schizophrenia: Diagnosis or Delusion?
November 30, 2014
Much as psychiatrists would like to help the afflicted, it doesn't help to affix an empty label to an imprecise condition.
Star Trek for Real: Impenetrable Force Field Protects Earth
November 29, 2014
Radiation belts discovered at the dawn of the space age have a new trick in their pocket: shielding the Earth.
Let's Get [Thankful for the] Mental
November 26, 2014
Wonders of the human brain and sensory systems continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.
Let's Get [Thankful for the] Physical
November 25, 2014
Wonders of the human body continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.
Adult Stem Cells Beat Clones
November 24, 2014
In a contest to see which are better, induced pluripotent stem cells proved just as good as clones. More stem cell news follows.
Plants Are Clever
November 18, 2014
They may be stuck in the ground, but plants know how to get what they need. How do creation and evolution explain this?
Junk-DNA Defenders Refuse to Look at "Useless" Code
November 15, 2014
Having decided there's nothing there, some defenders of the "junk DNA" concept won't focus on it.
Strange Large Mammals Make News
November 14, 2014
Here are unexpected facts about 4 large mammals.
Rosetta's Philae: ESA Lands Probe on Comet
November 12, 2014
Another space first: the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission landed its Philae probe on a comet this morning, but will it stick?
Biological Systems Provide Infinite Design Inspiration
November 11, 2014
It's not likely engineers and biologists will run out of inspiration from biology anytime soon. The source is infinite.