Lemur-fish, Vege-fang and other Fossil Follies
October 4, 2012
Fossils are doing just fine, but the scientists who interpret them are having a rough week (or century).
Your Cat and Evolution
September 21, 2012
This week's just-so story is, "How the kitty got its stripes." All the news are on it; they just don't answer the question.
From Lizard to Gymnast in One Hearty Stretch
September 14, 2012
Lizards have spongy hearts. Birds and humans have advanced electrical hearts. Just stretch out the sponge, and voila!
Cheetahs Prosper with Rear-Wheel Drive
September 9, 2012
Learn about how cheetahs accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds, and other wonders of the living world.
September 5, 2012
Marc Hauser, Harvard evolutionary psychologist who resigned under a cloud, was found guilty of scientific misconduct and admitted to some of it.
Whole Lotta Evolvin’ Goin’ On
September 5, 2012
Your dog learned the most effective way to shake water off: by evolution, maybe. Maybe evolution did other things, too.
Zoo Celebrates Bio-Inspiration
August 31, 2012
The San Diego Zoo has a new Centre for Bioinspiration, promoting invention based on life's solutions to practical problems.
Is a Bonobo a Genius?
August 23, 2012
A trained bonobo has been filmed making simple stone tools. Does that qualify for genius status?
Mind Your Brain
August 18, 2012
Recent discoveries about the brain and the mind reveal the wonders inside our skulls and pose deep philosophical questions.
Mt. St. Helens Renewal Slow, Steady
August 6, 2012
This is an eyewitness report of ecological renewal at the volcano that erupted 32 years ago.
Weightlifters No Match for Insects
August 4, 2012
For Olympic season, here are more comparisons between human and animal capabilities.
Dinosaur Triggers and Other Fossil Foibles
August 3, 2012
Instant dinosaurs: just add mountains. Does this and other fossil news make sense?
Animals Win the Gold
July 27, 2012
As the Olympics begin in London, it's fun to consider how animals would compete against humans.
Roots of a Dangerous Darwinian Doctrine Live On
July 19, 2012
Tie "survival of the fittest" to "larger brains are more fit" and what do you get?
Boat Men or Float Men
July 16, 2012
Alleged human ancestors may have drifted to islands without boats, an evolutionist claims.