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Giant Reptiles Roamed the Earth, Water, and Sky

Record-setting dinosaurs have been announced this month.

Body Wonders at the Cellular Level

If we kept track of all the nano-scopic processes that keep us alive, we would be giga-astonished.

Whale Pelvis Is Not Vestigial

The old Darwinian idea of "vestigial organs" has proven to be a hindrance to science once again: this time in the case of whale pelvic bones.

When Spirituality Intersects Science

Who saved the Ebola-stricken doctor, God or science? What is science's take on whether to flee or fight terrorism? Why should a scientist be honest?

SETI Preacher Prophesies

One of the leading lights of SETI describes why he believes aliens will be found.

Cambrian Explosion Included Vertebrate Fish

At the first appearance of complex animals, vertebrate fish were already there, a new analysis confirms.
Children should enjoy the great outdoors

Overcoming Fear of Nature with Joy

We wouldn't have to re-wild kids if we didn't un-wild them in the first place, a cognitive ethologist says about childhood fear of nature.

Beat the Competition with Natural Design

Want to engineer something right the first time and beat the competition? Find out how life does it.

Pygmies and Sherpas Are People, Not Evolved Genes

Some scientists and reporters are too eager to attach the word "evolution" to human beings who have particular genetic traits.

Planet Rotation Limits Habitability

Life can't exist on a planet that rotates too fast or slow. This is another Goldilocks problem for astrobiologists to consider.

Why Hebrew Captives Had Healthier Diet Than Their Captors

A new report on dietary "pulse" shows health benefits that certain captives enjoyed 2,600 years ago in what is now Iraq.

New Ways to Find E.T.

SETI researchers may not have to wait by the stellar radio dial for their imaginary friends to call in. They might eavesdrop on their pollution.

Cell's Molecular Machines Arouse Fascination

With increasing image quality at their disposal, biologists are finding amazing molecular machines at work in living cells.

Entrepreneurs Find Gold in Nature

Inspiration for invention comes from everywhere in nature's engineering. At every level, there are designs worth imitating.

Rosetta and the Stone

A historic comet rendezvous mission begins today after ten years in space.
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