The Mind Is Free When the Body Is Locked-In
February 5, 2017
Four ALS patients unable to move at all learned to communicate with their thoughts. Despite their condition, they all said they were happy.
Animals Can Be Smarter Than You Think
January 4, 2017
Here are four organisms with surprising mental powers.
Unlocking Mental Control of the Body
November 12, 2016
Neuroscientists are finding ways to give people control they have lost because of bodily limitations.
SETI Mania Strikes Again
September 4, 2016
Another unexplained anomaly has SETI enthusiasts scrambling for their telescopes.
News from the Living Waters
May 17, 2016
Animal heroes of the Illustra film "Living Waters" are still making headlines.
Life as the Communication of Information
April 28, 2016
Could the essence of life be not so much the material substrate, but the transfer of information?
Biomimetics Inspires Education
March 7, 2016
Students and teachers are catching on to the potential of biological design to inspire good science.
Nature Inspires Hi-Tech Design
February 6, 2016
Scientists and engineers continue the gold rush to imitate nature's solutions to problems.
Animal Engineers Teach Physics Profs a Thing or Three
November 19, 2015
Three animals never went to the university, but they leave human PhDs struggling to catch up to their know-how.
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.
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.
May 16, 2015
The "mind-body problem" is alive and well. Can these phenomena be reduced to matter in motion?
The Silent Underground Network
December 15, 2014
Under your feet in the woods is a vast communication network where information technology keeps the ecosystem functioning.
Plant Intranet Seen in Action
October 24, 2014
How do roots respond to what the top of the plant experiences? With an elaborate communication system resembling email.
NAS Social Scientists Campaign for Consensus Indoctrination
September 18, 2014
Some social scientists in the National Academy of Sciences consider it their duty to persuade the public that science is always right.