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Your Mind Can Space Out, But Your Body Belongs on Earth

Through the imagination, we can soar through distant galaxies. Sooner or later, physical reality hits home.

Sunflower Motion Is Complex

They follow the sun, but how? Scientists are just finding out the mechanisms behind light tracking in sunflowers.

Sunflower Motion Is a Black Box

Something as commonly observable as sunflowers following the sun is difficult to explain.

Design in Tiny Fruit Flies

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

Dry Desert Explodes in Color

One of the driest places on Earth has been storing its seeds underground for years for a moment like this.

Enjoy Your High-Tech Body and Brain

No need to feel insignificant in a lonely universe. You are loaded with great equipment for an exciting life.

Let's Get [Thankful for the] Physical

Wonders of the human body continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.

Amazing Body Facts

There are more wonders in your body than you can possibly imagine. Here are half a dozen new findings for conversation starters.

Before the Cock Crows, the Biological Clock Strikes

At Easter time, people recall the story of Peter denying Jesus three times before the rooster crowed. Some scientists tried to figure out what clicks the rooster's clock alarm.

Olympic Plants Perform in Place

They may be rooted in the ground, but plants run their own Olympic organization.

Are Biological Clocks Like Paley’s Watch?

What is a clock made of? We think of springs, gears and moving parts made out of metal. But a clock could, in theory, be designed with almost any material. There are water clocks, sundials, and electromagnetic oscillators that all function to tell time. What difference does it make if the parts are made of liquids, laser beams, or plastic? What if a clock was made of biological material—would it be any less a device for keeping time? Would it surprise you that such clocks exist in your body and in every living thing?
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