Is it possible to find a living dinosaur in some far off corner of the globe? It is if you count the extraordinary, enormous bird called a cassowary!
How much do you really know about this planet’s history? How long have we been here? How does that compare Earth’s entire history? With the help of a football field, let’s gain a little perspective on these questions.
What could we learn from the “outliers”? Here’s a way to start down the path of finding something to respect and even learn from the un-lovables.
How did orchids become some of the most unique and beautiful plants on the planet? It turns out these remarkable plants have used some very nefarious tactics over the years to make homes in some of the planet’s most fascinating niches.
The discovery of Homo Naledi, a new human ancestor, was a momentous occasion. It not only shifted our understanding of our origins, it also changed the way we conduct and talk about scientific research!
We don’t have to write about the world’s largest natural wonders to celebrate Nature’s most spectacular creations. Let us introduce you to the pygmy seahorse, one of the planet’s smallest marvels.
What if life on earth never evolved a solid scaffolding: bones? Can we imagine a planet where soft bodies like worms and octopus evolved big brains? Our backbone seems to have changed everything and the story of it’s evolution is fascinating.
Can beetles remind us of some important life lessons? Let us introduce you to the riffle beetle, a fascinating little water beetle who has a lot to teach us!
Intelligence. How are we doing on that as a species? Let’s have some fun with the concept and in the end, we may even find that nice guys might be smart enough to finish FIRST! Take a look…
The side-blotched lizard takes a unique approach to the dating game, the result is the world’s longest game of rock-paper-scissors! Take a look inside the lives of these remarkable little creatures…
It isn’t crazy science fiction, in fact, plants are able to communicate to warn each other of danger. You might not smell a freshly mown lawn the same again!
Lonesome George was the last of his species, but his legacy lives on with the help of the American Museum of Natural History. His story illustrates the importance of conservation and the potential for a brighter future for all endangered species.
The jerboa may look like the tiny rodent cousin of the t-rex, but the skeletons of these strange creatures are helping us answer questions with major implications in medicine.
Is making a MISTAKE really such a bad thing? Many of our best innovations are the result of “happy accidents” and most innovator fail repeatedly before their Ah-ha moments. Could we learn to embrace mistakes? Take a look…
We all know what it looks like when we are without sleep, but why is it so important? It turns out that up until the 1950’s nobody had studied this question scientifically! Check out the story behind the science!
Our fascination with sharks might seem like a little much at times, but these incredible examples of evolution might deserve some of the attention we give them. Leave today a little smarter with a few amazing shark facts!
Is turning birds into dinosaurs possible? Creating the dino-chicken isn’t just a scientific dream. The science behind the project is already a reality!
Have you heard much about “megafauna,” the other giants that roamed the earth after the dinosaurs. It turns out they can teach us a lot about rewilding, a process to recover balance in the natural world.
There are ghosts everywhere! And they tell us about what ancient, long gone ecosystems may have looked like! Fascinating fun here before Halloween.
As scientists continue to uncover the origins of our humanity, this discovery in an unlikely place by an unlikely team may be the missing link to our ancient ancestors.
At age 14, Easton LaChappelle met a 7 year old girl who had a prosthetic arm. The limb could only open and close, and yet it cost $80,000. He thought he could do better, and do it for under $1,000. He set to work in his bedroom, and later the family garage.
If you know any teenagers who would qualify as “rascals” (in the kindest terms), you may be surprised to learn what’s up there: really fun and amazing science!
When I think of the “surfing community”, the story of Southeast Asia’s first surfer girls does not jump to mind! This is great fun, real progress and insight!
Only 4 times in the history of animal evolution did creatures take to a completely new element. After water and land,… they took to the air! The evolution of how and why is amazing, and the photography breathtaking!
Fascinating – maybe positive – math on the subject of population growth, and now I have one less unknowable subject! Enjoy!
Have you ever stopped to consider your hand? And what you’d do without it? 3D printing might have an amazing role there!
Have you ever given the thumbs-up and paused to think about the gravity of that one simple gesture? Turns out, it is simply amazing!
Why do we cook? Is it just to satisfy our senses or stave off disease? Today we find out how cooking made us into modern humans with large brains and time on our hands! Fascinating!