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Strange and Wonderful Animals Explored

Look at what scientists are learning about some common animals, and others not so common.

Latest Fossils: Dinosaurs, Whales and More

Here's a quick survey of news about fossils, including remains of some monstrous creatures and a tiny one, too.

Animals that Defy Long Ages

A lizard and an elephant join forces to question evolutionary dates.

Original Pigment Found in "Dinosaur Feathers"

If pigment in fossil feathers cannot last 150 million years, then the story about bird evolution from dinosaurs is wrong.

People Portrayed as Predator Plague on Planet

Humans are exceptional, all right; they kill everything else. What would Darwin do?

Overqualified Mammals

Here are some mammals with capabilities that exceed the requirements of mere survival.

Sherpa Fitness Is Not Evolution

A study about mutations that might confer benefit to high-altitude Sherpas is being announced as an example of evolution, but variation within species is not Darwinian evolution.

Animal Sin: What Does It Imply?

Some animals commit cruel or disgusting acts humans would consider immoral. What does this mean?