August 3, 2015
Magnetism is an important force in astronomy, planetary science and life. Here are news items involving magnets and magnetic fields.
Origin of Life for Dummies
August 1, 2015
Readers can decide if these news stories on the origin of life represent smart science or not.
Enjoy Your High-Tech Body and Brain
July 31, 2015
No need to feel insignificant in a lonely universe. You are loaded with great equipment for an exciting life.
July 29, 2015
Here are some animals, some common and some little-known, whose abilities astonish scientists.
Ski Pluto: Glaciers Are Flowing
July 28, 2015
Planetary scientists are dumbfounded by more evidence of youth at Pluto, both on the surface and in the atmosphere.
July 25, 2015
The fossil "transitional form" is not what reporters are making it out to be.
You Wouldn't Want to Live on "Earth's Cousin"
July 24, 2015
Despite the hype about another Earth-like exoplanet, Kepler 452b would not be as habitable as Venus.
Lonely Billionaire Throws $100 Million at SETI
July 22, 2015
Yuri Milner gathered the SETI believers and gave them a pile of money to find aliens.
Creatures Worth Knowing and Imitating
July 21, 2015
Studies of animals and cells reveal designs in nature we can appreciate and imitate.
Tiny Organisms Control the World
July 19, 2015
An unexpected source that regulates global climate is found among the smallest of living things.
Is Pluto Another Geyser World? "Shocking" Images Baffle Scientists
July 17, 2015
In addition to featureless plains, Pluto may even sport active geysers—with no recourse to tidal heating to power them.
Pluto Is Young
July 15, 2015
The New Horizons science team is stunned by surface features on Pluto and its large moon Charon that cannot be billions of years old.
Pluto Inbound Image Stuns Scientists
July 14, 2015
It's not a featureless orb: Pluto has a whale and a heart. A "complex and nuanced" surface shows that Pluto and its large moon Charon had a history.
Where Are the Earth's Impact Craters?
July 13, 2015
The number of impact craters on Earth is almost negligible compared to Mars and the moon. Can erosion explain this?
Human Eye Has Nanoscale Resolution
July 10, 2015
No more complaining about bad design in the human eye. Optical experts prove it can distinguish differences at billionths of a meter.