To Solve Problems, Look to Nature
July 27, 2023
A wealth of engineering solutions is all around us if we but observe and learn.
Illustra Media Showcases the Wood Wide Web
March 28, 2023
The ways that plants communicate through underground fungal networks is illustrated in a dazzling new short film.
A Manufactured New Sin: Speciesism
February 1, 2023
A new thought crime takes direct aim at Genesis and human exceptionalism. Policies to punish this crime could end civilization as we know it.
Adventuring for Fake Science
March 9, 2022
Researchers can go to extreme lengths to gather data for evolutionary studies, but that doesn't make it all useless.
Desert Varnish Goes Biological
July 6, 2021
What was thought to be a geological phenomenon turns out to be the work of photosynthetic bacteria.
Microbes Travel the Globe
February 23, 2021
The tiniest of life forms are able to traverse continental distances on wings of the wind.
Dramatic Climate Change Occurred Before Cities
October 21, 2020
Fossils show remaining bones of aquatic mammals poking out of the desert sands of Egypt.
Downside of Green Energy Unplanned
September 5, 2020
Windmills and solar farms come with their own environmental baggage, but who is planning for it? Nobody.
South Sudan: A Lost Eden Recovering
June 11, 2020
The evil that men do affects wildlife, too. But when men stop doing evil, sometimes the animals come back.
Another Big Science Fail Over Pollution
June 5, 2020
Is plastic polluting the world's oceans? Yes, but not nearly as much as hundreds of studies had claimed. Measure, don't assume!
Climate Hysteria Goes Far Beyond the Science
December 11, 2019
The behavior of scientists, the media, and individuals who follow them like groupies tells a lot about the nature of science.
Unusual Fossils Call for Unusual Explanations
May 15, 2019
Some recent fossil finds require creative storytelling, but the science is the data –not the story.
Humans Can Selectively Wipe Out Certain Animals
July 9, 2018
The human impact on animals is well known today and is becoming apparent in history, too. Implications for ancient history are considered.
Beavers Clean the Soil
May 12, 2018
Without beaver dams, loss of nutrients from soil would increase, and pollutants from upstream erosion would afflict waterways.
Tiny Life Benefits the Whole World
April 19, 2018
Some very small organisms can produce global effects, such as the tiny crustaceans that stir the oceans every night. What would the oceans be like without life? If minerals, gases and nutrients had to mix by diffusion, the process would be very slow. Wind and currents could help somewhat. Now, Houghton et al., publishing in […]