Laurel Wilson

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5 Amazing Stories of Devoted Dogs

A new book shows how our canine companions enrich our lives.<p><b>Dog owners know how how much joy our beloved canine companions bring to our lives.</b><p>They enrich us in small and undramatic ways every day—by making us laugh, keeping us company, and offering us unconditional love. My new National Geographic …

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and …

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan | Colossal

<p>For the last month or so photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around …

Dog and Human Genomes Evolved Together

Evolution shaped genes in humans and dogs that correspond to diet, behavior, and disease, according to a new study.<p><b>The bond betweendogs and humans is ancient and enduring. Dogs snuggle up to us at night, gambol by our side during daily walks, and flop adoringly at our feet when we crash on our</b> …

Pictures: Nano "Flowers" Created in Lab

Scientists can control the self-assembly of molecules to build nano-size flowers in the lab, a new study says.

Geophysical Coalition Testing High-Tech Tools To Unearth Hidden Graves

Atrocities often lead to unmarked graves. A team of scientists is creating better tools to help find them.<p>Perhaps the saddest byproduct of acts of orchestrated violence isn't the staggeringly high body counts that can accrue, but the bodies that aren't counted. Conflicts like the one that ripped …

Dentists Study Alligators To Figure Out How Humans Could Regrow Teeth

Gators may grow 4,000 teeth over their lifetimes.<p>Once your adult teeth come in, that's all you've got to work with. Knock one out, or lose a few to decay, and you'll have to get dentures. It's a pain, but at least one team of dental researchers is now studying how to regrow human teeth—by looking …

Dam Removal Ushers In New Life In Washington State

New life is coming to Washington State's Olympic Peninsula. Two dams along the Elwha River are being removed, bringing a rush of sediment downstream and exposing hundreds of acres of once-submerged land. The dams were built in the early 1900s to power nearby timber mills. But they blocked salmon …

Laser images hint at archaeological discoveries

CANCUN, Mexico — By bombarding a patch of the Honduran rainforest with laser pulses, archaeologists have discovered structures that could be a part …

Water Trapped For 1.5 Billion Years Could Hold Ancient Life

Scientists have discovered water that has been trapped in rock for more than a billion years. The water might contain microbes that evolved independently from the surface world, and it's a finding that gives new hope to the search for life on other planets.<p>The water samples came from holes drilled …

Space Tourism's Black Carbon Problem

The industry and the F.A.A. say the climate effects of flying civilians into space will be negligible, but some scientists fret about the accumulation of black carbon in the stratosphere.<p><i>This story is part of a special PopularScience.com series on the future of energy.</i><p>Virgin Galactic proudly touts …

Human Scent Is Even Sweeter For Malaria Mosquitoes

People smell yummy to mosquitoes.<p>So yummy, in fact, that our scent is a big way the pesky insects track us down.<p>But just how much mosquitoes like <i>Eau de Human</i> may not be entirely up to the bugs.<p>Mosquitoes are more attracted to human odors when they're infected with the malaria parasite, scientists …

Scientists Create Bone Using Layered Clay

A common industrial material turns stem cells into bone cells, a discovery that could throw open the door to major tissue engineering breakthroughs.<p>Researchers at Brigham and Women's hospital have discovered that layered clay—that is, synthetic silicate nanoplatelets used in everything from glass …