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How To Spot A Mimic Octopus — The Mystery Revealed

In my last post, I wondered: How did Asian fishermen manage to discover the mimic octopus? Thaumoctopus mimicus is a […]

The Smallest Bits Of Things: A Brief History Of Matter

The Greek atomists were the first to ponder the fundamental constitution of matter. They considered, in an amazingly prescient insight, […]

Rare Sighting Of Dashing, Two-Legged Hairy Sprinting Crab?

In latin it’s called Thaumoctopus mimicus, but I’d call it The Master. It’s Meryl Streep in octopus form. There are […]

Pipe Down! That Noise Might Affect Your Plants

Researchers haven’t given much thought to the effect of noise and noise pollution on plants. After all, plants don’t have […]

Weekend Special: What It’s Like To Soar Into Space, Then Crash To Earth

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be hurled into the sky, straight up, past the clouds, […]

Debris Makes Space Station Astronauts Hunker Down

A discarded chunk of a Russian rocket forced six space station astronauts to seek shelter in escape capsules early Saturday, […]

How Homegrown Charcoal May Get Your Garden Through A Drought

You’ve probably heard of compost – that thick chocolate-colored stuff that’s an organic gardener’s best friend and supplies plants with […]

Whooping Cough Bacteria May Be Changing Their Ways In Australia

Whooping cough has made a comeback lately, with big outbreaks in California and elsewhere. One factor is spotty vaccination. Now […]

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Does The Data Tell It All?

I want you to meet two friends of mine, first Bill, then Stephen. Bill’s a pretend friend. We’ve never met, […]

Messenger Probe Sends Back New Data From Mercury

There’s a small spacecraft called Messenger that’s been orbiting the planet Mercury for a year. Today, at the Lunar and […]

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