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Reporter Lies About Academic Freedom Bills, Calls Them "Anti-Science"

Right out of NCSE talking points, lies flowed from the pen of a reporter intent on stopping academic freedom bills for public schools.

Can Evolutionists Steal Biomimetics?

For a science about designs in nature, some evolutionists seem eager to take credit for biomimetics.

Make Like a Firefly

Biomimetics puts a new meaning into "Make like a tree." Yes, make things like trees, snails, fireflies, and a thousand other creatures do, and life can be inspiring.

Was Charlemagne Protected from a Cosmic Disaster? A Carbon-14 Mystery

Tree ring data from the 8th century hint that a cosmic catastrophe was averted on the "privileged planet."

Ferrari-Like Gears Move Your Muscles

A creative science reporter compares the "gears" of molecular motors in your muscle cells to those of high-performance cars.

Pigeon Aerobatics Exceed Expectations

A pigeon in the plaza may seem pretty ordinary, but it's a highly skilled stunt bird.

Wilt Thou? Not with Guards in the Chem Lab

Plants avoid wilting with pairs of guard cells performing chemical wizardry.

A Brain Wouldn't Survive Star Travel

Don't take a star trek unless you want to arrive demented.

Happy New Biomimetics Year

The variety of design applications coming from the imitation of natural solutions continues to be astonishing.

Red Blood Cells Are Frisbees, Tanks and Wheels

Cells as commonplace as red blood cells still keep researchers wondering how they perform their job so well.

Astronomy Grab Bag

For year's end, here's a clean-out of astronomy articles—from planetary science to cosmology—to motivate further inquiry.

Nose Has Gain Control

Sound engineers know how to use gain control to avoid “redlining” or saturating the signal while amplifying weak but important signals.  Your nose knows that trick, too. The sense of smell is complex because of the tremendous variety of odorant molecules that must be interpreted.  Molecules that trigger signals in the initial neurons trigger a […]

Eugenics in Space

To "keep evolution on a favorable track," spacefaring humans may want to cull bad genes, a futurist says.

Skin Uses Master Control

It would be hard to see how evolution would deal with a story about skin development. Maybe that's why it was barely mentioned.

Carol of the Birds

Can birds make you happy?  Some scientists think so, but why? There seems to be a connection between seeing birds in their natural habitat and a person’s sense of well-being, reported Science Daily. Whether that is true may be a function of the setting and species of bird (buzzards, ostriches probably not rating as high […]
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