Diamonds Made in Minutes Without Heat
November 21, 2020
Researchers manufactured diamonds in minutes at room temperature, using shear stresses.
How Flowers Bloom on Time
October 3, 2020
Plants seem to know when to produce their blossoms. How do whole fields of them bloom together?
Botanical Marvels: How Plants Catch Light and Take Flight
April 8, 2020
Land plants enhance our world in many ways, but some of the most amazing ways are at the micro level and atomic level.
Is Climate Change An Existential Threat?
March 26, 2020
There's an uncanny parallel between climate change and evolution: which is, how skeptics of the consensus are treated.
How the Cell Handles Oxygen: A Nobel Prize Discovery
November 2, 2019
Another amazing body function discovered – cellular oxygen regulation. It won three researchers the Nobel Prize.
Dolphin Trick Could Save Lives
August 23, 2017
When trauma hits, do what the dolphins do: cool the face and eyes.
Habitability Requires the Right Kind of Star
August 19, 2017
This is a continuation of my discussion on the requirements to allow life to exist on a planet elsewhere in the universe.
Climate Flap Echoes Political Divide
February 8, 2017
Reactions to a whistleblower's statements raise the possibility that the climate-science consensus is largely political, not empirical.
Mars Madness Hits
February 7, 2017
The Curiosity rover is sending back photos of things mission scientists are struggling to understand.
How the Brain Serves the Mind
August 31, 2016
More sophisticated than any computer, the brain runs many background tasks to aid and assist our conscious choices.
Orbital Ice Age Theory Melts
March 23, 2015
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?
January 16, 2015
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.