Science Archive

Short Science: Can We Predict Evolution?

Evolution is largely held to be unpredictable. New and surprising studies raise that question of predictability again and just in time for flu season.

Short Science: The Evidence for Evolution in 11 Minutes

What happens when independent lines of evidence examine life on earth? Evidence for evolution, that's what happens.

Center for Inquiry: How Does Religion Benefit from Science and Secularism?

At "Science Peers into the Future," Center for Inquiry explored trends in everything from artificial intelligence to nanoscale drug delivery systems.

Short Science: Wild Chimps Learn Tool Use from Each Other

Wild chimps have been observed learning to use tools in the wild, something which had only been seen in captivity.

The Known Universe

If you know someone with a giant ego, then maybe show them this video of "The Known Universe."

Short Science: MAVEN Arrives at Mars this Weekend and Just in Time…

Happenstance has the MAVEN Mars Orbiter arriving right before Mars gets a close shave from a comet.

3 for Thursday: 3 Historic Examples of Comets in Art

Sometimes comets were seen as bad omens, but for artists they were often muses and made their way into famous art.

Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions: A Review of What If?

Randall Munroe's "What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions" is exactly what it says it is.
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