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Darwinians Fill Gaps With Magic

Like rabbits in a magic show, things just "appear" on the Darwin stage. And like magicians, Darwinians don't reveal how the trick is done.

Mammals vs. Evolution

Whether living or fossilized, mammals do not tell an evolutionary story.

Evolutionary Anthropology as Religion

There's something magical about believing in evolutionary anthropology: a sense of numinous awe at how much they don't know but believe might be possible.

Smart Mammal Tricks

Take any animal group. The closer you look, the more interesting things get. Check out four mammals.

Animals Come Pre-Equipped With Machinery

Guidance systems, compasses, switchboards, motors, robotic machines: we're talking about systems inside animals—and you.

Humans' Groovy Language Brain

More features are discovered that set humans apart from apes.

Music Is a Human Thing

Many animals make sounds; birds and whales can sing; but there's nothing to compare with the human brain's capacity for music.

Is Animal Play Just an Evolutionary Survival Mechanism?

Yes, your dog enjoys play, say biologists, and so do birds, dolphins and many other kinds of animals. How did "having fun" evolve?

Overqualified Mammals

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

Mars Methane Is Not Alive

Small periodic spikes in methane on Mars are turning the Mars-lifers into spin doctors.

The Silent Underground Network

Under your feet in the woods is a vast communication network where information technology keeps the ecosystem functioning.

Monday Morning Design Cheer

Start your week with nuggets of good news about all the things inventors are learning from animals, plants, and the human body.

The New Horse Series: Genomes Confuse "Textbook Example of Evolution"

Horses, asses and zebras show evidence of gene flow despite extreme chromosome rearrangements.

Mosquitoes Developed a Taste for Human Blood Recently

An experiment with disease-carrying mosquitoes in Africa showed a surprising result: they switched to human blood just thousands of years ago.

Let's Get [Thankful for the] Physical

Wonders of the human body continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.
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