Downfall of Homo antecessor, Ancestor in Name Only
February 10, 2014
Details make the story of Homo antecessor an improbable tale of human evolution.
Elegance of Earth System Visualized
February 9, 2014
An award-winning NASA animation shows the earth as a well-defended, dynamic, life-enhancing system.
Cretaceous Starling Flew Over Feathered Dinosaurs
February 8, 2014
A beautifully-preserved fossil from China shows a full-fledged bird doing just fine 60 million years before T. rex walked.
Fittest Can't Survive If They Never Arrive
February 7, 2014
A study on mutational possibilities suggests that benefits to fitness are too rare to account for evolution.
Fact Checkers, Spin Doctors Go to Work After Creation Debate
February 5, 2014
Neither side feels their champion scored a clear victory in the creation debate. Now it's time to evaluate who had the better facts and logic under fire.
Bill Nye Scores on Debate Presentation if Not Logic
February 4, 2014
In the widely-publicized debate with Ken Ham, Bill Nye could not account for the laws of logic, but it won't matter to many listeners wooed by his charm.
Chinese Dinosaurs May Have Been Buried in Volcanic Ash
February 4, 2014
A new analysis of Chinese fossils claims a Pompeii-style eruption buried them suddenly. What does this imply about dating the fossils?
Early Man Findings Contradict Evolution
February 3, 2014
Not only has man always been man, he could not have lived as many years ago as claimed.
Darwin or Pasteur: Who Deserves a Day?
February 2, 2014
A Victorian evolutionist and a Victorian creationist get good press, as long as it's religion-free. Which one actually did more for science?
Fishy Tales About Tetrapod Origins
February 1, 2014
It's a stretch for mutation and selection to make a fish crawl out onto land with four digitized limbs, to say nothing of lungs and a new body plan.
Scientists Get Religion Wrong While Eyeing Takeover
January 31, 2014
To usurp religion, a scientist would need to know both his target and his resources.
Stem Cell Revolution Leap Forward? Debunked!
January 30, 2014
Called revolutionary and "too good to be true," a simple way to turn ordinary cells into stem cells has everyone excited – and some cautious.
Strange Animals and Stranger Facts About Them
January 29, 2014
The world is decorated with an astonishing diversity of animals. Here are some new discoveries about a few of them.
Things You Didn't Know About Your Body
January 28, 2014
Here are more glimpses at the power under the hood: capabilities recently discovered by researchers.
Grand Canyon Age Changes Again
January 27, 2014
Is the Grand Canyon old or young? Both, geologists are now saying. The latest theory, though, is unlikely to end the 140-year debate.