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Neutron Imaging Solves Mystery of Leeuwenhoek’s Microscopes
March 26, 2018
It's been 300 years, and scientists are just now figuring out how Antony van Leeuwenhoek was able to grind microscope lenses of superior quality.
City Trees Give More in Ecosystem Services Than They Cost
March 25, 2018
City planners need to plant more trees in urban areas, but the benefits go beyond beautifying pavement. Urban areas occupy 4% of the land surface of the planet, says Theodore A. Endreny in a Comment article in Nature Communications. That may strike readers as surprising, given most people’s attention to cities for work, travel and […]
Elephants and Mammoths Were All One Kind
March 19, 2018
A new study of elephants, mammoths and mastodons show they were all interfertile or capable of hybridization. Our present world is impoverished of elephants, or “elephantids” as scientists dub the family. Mammoths and mastodons roamed throughout America and Asia, evidenced by the massive fossil beds, where millions of mammoth bones can be found in permafrost. […]
The Mind-Body Problem Has Not Been Solved by Naturalism
March 17, 2018
Several news stories bring back the issue of mind-body dualism with a vengeance.
Trends in Biomimetics: Copying Irreducible Complexity
March 3, 2018
Not everything in nature can be copied effectively for human engineering. Why? Nature is sometimes too good.
Biblical Archaeology Scores Three More Confirmations
February 25, 2018
Artifacts mentioning Biblical names continue to turn up in the lands of the Bible. One announced this week is the talk of the town.