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Biomimetics Line-Up

Here's what's hot in the trendy science of making things the way nature does it.

Science Will Never Know Some Things

Working against scientists' ambitions are hurdles of reality.

Want Salt on Your Ceres?

Those mysterious white spots on asteroid Ceres could be outcrops of salt. How did vast amounts of salt get out there?

Design in Tiny Fruit Flies

Among the smallest of flyers, these amazing insects pack incredible technology into a tiny package.

Tilted Planets Throw Theories Off Kilter

An example of how data can be framed as success or failure, depending on the reporter's spin.

Major Scientific Revolutions Are Still Possible

Beware the myth of progress. There's more scientists don't know than what they know.

Invisible Subs and Other Tricks Inspired by Life

Working scientists seem less focused on evolution and more on design these days, figuring out how animals and plants do amazing things.

There's No Place Like Earth

A survey of known exoplanets finds no real estate as valuable as Earth.

Animal Engineers Teach Physics Profs a Thing or Three

Three animals never went to the university, but they leave human PhDs struggling to catch up to their know-how.

Early Massive Galaxies Will Require Theory Overhaul (Again)

Big bang theory didn't expect massive galaxies so early, but they've known about this problem for over a decade.

Finding Value in Waste

There's something beautiful about transforming disgusting castoffs into products that are useful, valuable, and healthful.

New Earth Ocean Theory Is All Wet

Time to rewrite the textbooks again. Earth started out wet, scientists now claim, overturning decades of dogma.

Pluto May Be Erupting

Two mountains that look like giant volcanoes hint at current activity on Pluto.

Inventing Stars, Solar Systems and Universes

Always look into the methods used when scientists speak confidently about models for making things appear out of nowhere.

Cassini Plunges Through Enceladus Geyser, and Other Saturn News

Yesterday's daring plunge through a plume of an Enceladus geyser is the highlight of recent Saturn news.
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