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Of Hagfish, Geckos and Dragonflies

Some of the most unlikely creatures are making headlines because of their potential for advancing technology.

Before the Cock Crows, the Biological Clock Strikes

At Easter time, people recall the story of Peter denying Jesus three times before the rooster crowed. Some scientists tried to figure out what clicks the rooster's clock alarm.

Scientific Findings Can Be Counterintuitive

Here are examples of recent claims in science that seem to contradict what some would consider intuitively obvious. They should be kept in mind when evaluating other scientific truisms, like evolution.

Biomimetics Matching Game

Try your hand at matching the organism with the new technology being developed from its design.

Evolution Is Not Just Change or Similarity

Many scientific findings get labeled with "evolution" even though neo-Darwinism has nothing to do with them.

OOLishness: The Imaginary World of Origin-of-Life Studies

Why aren't philosophers of science shaming origin-of-life researchers out of the science department? OOL theories depend on imagination, not empirical evidence, for their broad-brush conclusions.

Gold, Earthquakes, and Time

How long does it take to form veins of gold in the rock? (a) millions of years; (b) less than a second.

Nature Writer Points to Mao as Source of Wisdom

Are there any circumstances in which it would be appropriate to honor Chairman Mao as a source of wisdom?

Paleofantasy Runs Amok

Early-man researchers continue to weave fantastical tales on flimsy evidence.

Arctic Camel Found

Fossils from a large species of camel living in Canada's high arctic contain soft tissue.

Complex Brain Wiring Unveiled in New Images

Surely one of the great mysteries of human life is how a single fertilized egg cell grows to an adult, with a brain sporting hundreds of billions of functional connections supporting abstract thought.

Soil, Sustainability, and the Blue Revolution

Life-sustaining resources are right beneath our feet, says a Penn State hydrologist.

The Evolution of Tattooing, and Other Skinny Science

Evolution has become a catch-all explanation that is so intuitively obvious to some, it requires no justification.

What Do a Toucan, an Oyster and a Spider Have in Common? Bio-Engineers' Drool

If we want to build more robust, lightweight materials, two researchers say, look to nature.

Ungrateful Evolutionist Grouches About the Human Body

If an evolutionist can't blame God for an alleged poor design, all he can blame is Darwin.
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