Longevity of DNA Estimated
July 18, 2013
How long can DNA survive in a fossil? Claims of ancient DNA can be compared with a new estimate based on a crime scene.
Fossil Follies and Mysteries
July 11, 2013
Silently, fossils speak from the earth, requiring translation and interpretation by humans who didn't see when they were laid to rest.
New Biomimetics Projects
July 7, 2013
These recently-reported attempts to mimic nature show that the biomimetics revolution continues, with no end in sight.
Bizarre Creatures With Incredible Design
July 3, 2013
Animals, whether living or fossil, often show surprising tricks of sensation, adaptation, or ornamentation.
Are These Horse Genes Really 700,000 Years Old?
June 27, 2013
News sites are celebrating a "spectacular" new record for fossil DNA, claiming horse genes found in permafrost are 700,000 years old, placing the common ancestor two million years earlier than thought.
The Problem With Evolutionary Explanations
June 26, 2013
A new theory attempts to explain why mammals vary from teaspoon size to battleship size. But what does it really explain, if anything?
Is This Primate a Prime Mate?
June 9, 2013
The news media jumped onto claims that a tiny primate fossil is an ancestor of human beings, when it is really an amazing example of biological miniaturization.
Do Confusing Branches Add up to a Darwin Tree?
June 5, 2013
Evolutionists routinely try to construct parts of Darwin's grand "tree of life" from fossils and genes. Do the parts come together as expected?
Two More Fossils Challenge Evolution
June 4, 2013
One living fossil and one dead fossil strain the credibility of evolutionary dates and mechanisms.
Felicitous Fossils Facilitate Phylogenetic Fabling
May 31, 2013
Here are some recent fossil finds that, whether they fit or not, are claimed to shed light on evolution.
Hear Ye! Directional Sound Enabled by Superfast Neurons
May 30, 2013
How can you tell where sounds come from? The brain is quicker than the speed of sound between your ears.
Surprising Animals Go to Extremes
May 14, 2013
Today's entry features a mammal, a bird and an insect that have good reasons to show off.
Bug-Eye Camera, Fly Robot and other Bio-Inspired Tech
May 4, 2013
Incredible advancements in technology are coming from the imitation of nature, but engineers cannot yet attain animal performance.
Weekend Entertainment: Evolutionary Just-So Stories
April 21, 2013
When you see a science headline in the form "How the .... got its ...." prepare for a laugh. Now, even some evolutionists are laughing.
Human and Animal Brains: Uniquenesses and Similarities
April 12, 2013
Several recent science articles explore what we have in common with animals, and what is unique about the human brain.