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).
Animal Models for Technology
October 3, 2012
Animals and microbes continue to inspire technologies that could provide better health and security.
Nature: 3.8 Billion Years of R&D
October 2, 2012
Scientists continue mining the biomimicry bonanza, but some still give all the credit to time and evolution.
September 28, 2012
Sometimes Darwinians are funny. They take themselves so seriously, applying natural selection to everything on earth except their own seriousness.
Cambrian Soft Animal Survived Unchanged 200 Million Years
September 25, 2012
A fossil soft-bodied lobopodian has been found in Carboniferous strata in Illinois.
Bob Ballard Throws Out Textbooks for a Living
September 17, 2012
An interview with oceanographer Bob Ballard shows him taking glee at proving the scientific consensus wrong.
Evolutionary Fish Story
September 16, 2012
Similar-looking blind fish couldn't have swum across the world, so did they evolve separately?
Survival of the Dude
September 15, 2012
Don't tell us that "survival of the fittest" was a myth. What? All those genocides for nothing?
Horseshoes and Crab Legs: New Evolutionary Angles
September 13, 2012
If a horseshoe crab is neither horse nor crab, what is an evolutionary explanation?
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.
Adaptation by Design, Not Evolution
August 26, 2012
Evolution does little to explain amazing adaptations in animals and plants, but intelligent design is up to the task.
Epigenetics Leads the Genetics News
August 21, 2012
More and more studies are revealing systems that regulate DNA. Here are some recent samples.
Inventors Covet Nature's Engineering
August 16, 2012
Scientists and entrepreneurs can't get enough of the design solutions found in the living world.
The Fish Explosion
August 8, 2012
Fish are exploding in the kitchen of evolutionary phylogenomics.
Weightlifters No Match for Insects
August 4, 2012
For Olympic season, here are more comparisons between human and animal capabilities.