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Dolphin Trick Could Save Lives

When trauma hits, do what the dolphins do: cool the face and eyes.

Habitability Requires the Right Kind of Star

This is a continuation of my discussion on the requirements to allow life to exist on a planet elsewhere in the universe.
Earthrise 2015 LRO

Climate Flap Echoes Political Divide

Reactions to a whistleblower's statements raise the possibility that the climate-science consensus is largely political, not empirical.

Mars Madness Hits

The Curiosity rover is sending back photos of things mission scientists are struggling to understand.

How the Brain Serves the Mind

More sophisticated than any computer, the brain runs many background tasks to aid and assist our conscious choices.

Orbital Ice Age Theory Melts

Orbital cycles do not cause ice ages, a new study suggests. Instead, the whole world experienced an ice age at the same time.

What Is the Temperature of the Earth?

The news are all reporting 2014 as the hottest year on record, but no one is asking how such a measurement can be made without bias.
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