Cell processes are quick and efficient. They can even solve geometry problems in the dark without eyes or brains.
If you’ve ever watched ants busily tunneling in an ant farm, you may have noticed that the intricate finished product rarely collapses. Why is that?
Synthetic organic chemist James Tour, of Rice University, has shown the folly of NASA scientists and others in a number of videos.
I asked the gardener how come, after all these years, the soil in my geranium pots is at roughly the same level.
Public health lecturer James Hamblin at Yale decided to go without showers — for five years!