Slime mold, a unicellular organism at the bottom of the food chain, can learn, a finding that has important implications for understanding the evolution of learning, as well as how many creatures can be 'smart' and successful without a brain.
Find out what happens when a plant is cut. It's some crazy stuff. →
Ben Franklin may have thought the only thing that was certain was death and taxes; speaking as a scientist, he was right. Continue reading →
The idea that producing lettuce leads to more greenhouse gases emitted than bacon receives a harsh rebuke. Continue reading →
In an exclusive interview with Joseph Kittinger, he says 'confidence in your team, confidence in your equipment and confidence in yourself' were the key elements to surviving his death-defying 1959 jump from the edge of space.
After living for 18 months in a Mars-like environment outside the International Space Station, some Antarctic fungi were still living and dividing when examined by researchers back on Earth.
Christa McAuliffe was to be the first teacher in space. Tragically, she died when NASA Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on lift-off. But her legacy lives on. Here are six lessons she planned on teaching while living in microgravity.
Over the years, I've picked up some hints and tips as to how to communicate the science of amateur astronomy -- here are a few.
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