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Health Science Beats Evolutionary Storytelling

Let's get practical. What is science good for? How about helping us live more satisfying lives?

Evolutionary Anthropologists Fail Big Time

When you treat other people like evolved animals, you are bound to make mistakes.

Political Science Swallows Empiricism

Big Science is recognizing its political bias and lack of integrity. Sometimes they worry about it; sometimes they just rationalize it.

New Illustra Film: The Seed that Drills Itself into the Ground

Some of the most extraordinary events in nature take place in small, common plants under our feet.

Let Nature Promote Healing

Social distancing doesn't have to mean staying inside.

Stay Healthy; Get Dirty

Studies of two people groups confirm that exposure to nature helps prime the immune system – among other benefits.

Watch: Illustra Introduces 2-Minute Wonders

Branching off from hour-long documentaries, Illustra Media started releasing quick, shareable video jewels.

Music Is Noise to Monkeys

Experiments show that monkeys prefer noise over music, even though they have brain similarities with humans.

Happiness Is a Walk in the Park

Studies continue to show that people are happier the more they interact with nature's beauty.

The Opposite of Worry Is Awe

There's nothing better than seeing the power and beauty of nature to take your mind off your worries. Or is there?
Blue lupines are legumes that fix nitrogen in the soil. Photo by David Coppedge.

Two Resurrections Celebrated

For Easter, Illustra Media has produced a short film that dazzles the eyes with nature's beauty as a metaphor for resurrection.

Be Thankful for Nature

The health benefits of nature should encourage us to step outside and take it in.

Another Reason for Outdoor Walks: Communication

Having communication problems in the family? Try a walk in the park together.

Nature Clears Your Head

Why does exposure to nature produce so many health benefits? Researchers found some possible reasons.

What Your Body Needs

Most of us know some basic things our bodies need, but it's unlikely many people have heard of some of these requirements.
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