The Ocean's Most Efficient Swimmer Is… A Jellyfish
October 19, 2013
They look so lazy, drifting among the waves, but jellyfish are powered by such efficient mechanisms, the Navy wants to imitate them.
Cosmic Whacks as Creative Forces
October 17, 2013
Asteroid impacts are some astronomers' answer to everything, except when they are shown to be unworkable.
SETI: Looking for Cosmic Outposts
October 16, 2013
The stellar radio dial has been silent, but maybe we could look for alien interstellar outposts.
Space Diamonds May Be Closer to Home
October 13, 2013
While casting doubt on stars made of diamond, other news reports are saying the precious jewels may inhabit the gas giants of our solar system.
Was Earth Like Io?
October 11, 2013
It apparently solves an old problem to propose that the early Earth was busting out all over with volcanoes, like Jupiter's moon Io.
Animal Engineering Is Not Just a Metaphor
October 10, 2013
Some evolutionists complain that talk of molecular machines and engineered systems in the living world is a misleading figure of speech. Why, then, do human engineers seek to reverse-engineer them?
Does Physics Drive Evolution?
October 8, 2013
Some recent evolutionary papers appear to make physical laws not just constraints on natural selection, but guiding hands that build optimal designs.
Reverse Engineer Living Solutions
September 20, 2013
Need solutions to practical engineering problems? Save time and effort; see how animals and plants do it.
Planet Habitable Zone Cannot Be Too Windy
September 19, 2013
The "habitable zone" of a planet usually concerns its distance from the star such that it can support liquid water. But what if the star fries the surface with intense stellar winds?
Understanding Jumping by Leaps and Bounds: Geared Insect and Leaping Plant
September 16, 2013
Two clever examples of leaping have been found in the living world, adding to the catalog of clever ways life gets around.
Cosmos Does Not Look Evolutionary
September 14, 2013
Evidence continues to mount that the universe and its contents appeared mature from the beginning.
Evolutionists View Poison as Elixir of Life
September 11, 2013
Hydrogen cyanide is one of the most reactive and toxic molecules we know, but astrobiologists view it with almost alchemical qualities for the origin of life.
Mars Panspermia a Sign of Desperation
September 7, 2013
A second article proposes life began on Mars, prompting some observers to point out the failures of naturalistic origin-of-life theories.
Shocking Facts About Electric Life
September 3, 2013
Talk about power plants: did you know plants use electricity? Some fish, also, can navigate or stun their prey using electrical organs.
Snowball Earth: Manufacturing a Narrative
September 2, 2013
The press and TV treat presumed scenarios like a "snowball Earth" as historic facts. A look at how the sausage is made, however, shows little empirical meat and mostly filler in a process characterized by tweaking, picking, and constant debate.