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.
Life Helps Protect the Planet
July 1, 2017
When humans make a mess of things, our fellow organisms try to help. That's no excuse for our failures to be good stewards.
Earth Magnetic Field Plays Music
February 25, 2017
Like a finely-tuned instrument, the earth's magnetic field creates standing-wave vibrations as it protects life.
Land Animals Can Raft Across Oceans
February 13, 2016
A research study about floating plastic debris illustrates how animals can cross oceans on floating rafts.
Humans Behaving Badly Ecologically
October 28, 2015
By driving some animals extinct, are humans damaging the whole planet? Who will be the judge?
Scientific Ethics: A Reader Digest
October 25, 2015
For your weekend reading, here's a summary of news articles on various topics related to scientific integrity and ethics.
Mars Radiation Fries Organic Compounds
September 5, 2014
Don't expect the "building blocks of life" to last very long on Mars.
New Ways to Find E.T.
August 11, 2014
SETI researchers may not have to wait by the stellar radio dial for their imaginary friends to call in. They might eavesdrop on their pollution.
Olympic Plants Perform in Place
July 30, 2012
They may be rooted in the ground, but plants run their own Olympic organization.