Wood Buried Under Ocean Floor Thousands of Miles at Sea
October 22, 2019
Wood chips hundreds of feet deep in ocean sediments have been found. How did they get there?
Dating Method Assumptions Can Be Way Off
August 15, 2019
Poking holes in long-held assumptions can make you very unpopular.
Make the Climate Alarmists Happy: Plant a Tree
July 6, 2019
Maybe everyone can calm down the climate alarmists without draconian political measures. But who really knows? Scientists at ETH Zurich are saying that if people could plant a trillion trees, they would save the climate for at least 50 years. Their press release, “How trees could save the climate,” presents a startling alternative to the […]
Fossils Show Up Earlier than Evolutionists Thought
October 2, 2018
"Earlier than thought" is a frequent phrase heard in Darwinian paleontology. Here are two more examples.
Nature Time Improves Health, Well-Being
July 17, 2018
Stressed? Depressed? Take a forest bath. Another major study shows that outdoor exposure is good for the body and mind.
City Trees Give More in Ecosystem Services Than They Cost
March 25, 2018
City planners need to plant more trees in urban areas, but the benefits go beyond beautifying pavement. Urban areas occupy 4% of the land surface of the planet, says Theodore A. Endreny in a Comment article in Nature Communications. That may strike readers as surprising, given most people’s attention to cities for work, travel and […]
The Nature Effect: Observations Show the Benefits of Outdoor Education
January 21, 2018
In a world of eyes stuck to screens, some sage old advice is becoming trendy again: get out and smell the roses. We reported recently that discipline problems dropped significantly when prisoners were shown nature videos. Now, a study shows that young school children learn better outside. Teachers need no longer fear that going outside […]
Lucy Lived in the Trees
December 3, 2016
A new CT scan of Lucy's bones show adaptations for living in the trees.
Latest Fossils: Dinosaurs, Whales and More
August 26, 2016
Here's a quick survey of news about fossils, including remains of some monstrous creatures and a tiny one, too.
For the Love of Trees
July 23, 2016
You don't have to be a proverbial tree-hugger to love trees and wonder at all the things they can do, and do for us.
Trees Reduce Stress
October 30, 2014
Stressed out by politics or work? Take a walk in the park under the trees. It's a proven remedy.