Mars Is Losing Its Atmosphere Fast
July 20, 2018
Measurements of Martian atmospheric loss rates imply incredible changes over the assumed billions of years of Mars' history.
Spiders Fly with Electricity
July 10, 2018
Scientists have known about spider "ballooning" for a long time, but only recently have they determined that spiders use electricity to fly.
Dust a Major Problem on Non-Earth Worlds
February 28, 2018
You can't just beam down to a planet and start walking around. That dust under your feet can cause major problems.
Viruses From Distant Lands Fall from the Sky
February 21, 2018
Every day, billions of viruses are carried by high winds from continent to continent.
Moon Bombarded by Crashing Theories
January 10, 2017
Strange things happen on our nearest neighbor. Stranger things happen in the heads of theorists trying to figure out our nearest neighbor.
Flowers Create 'Electric Landing Lights' for Bees
June 14, 2016
How do bees know which flowers to visit, and where on the flowers to land?
Animal Physics: Shocking but True
July 14, 2014
Geckos cling with electricity, and electric fish have shocking genes – just samples of recent reports about how animals master laws of physics.
Animal and Plant Tricks
July 10, 2013
There's no end of amazing tricks in the living world – adaptations that aid their success. Finding them is one thing. Explaining them is another.