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Science Media Tolerates Silliness
March 29, 2019
As long as you are a secular Darwinian, you can get away with anything. Are Aliens Ignoring Us? Maybe We’re Already Their Captives in a ‘Galactic Zoo’ (Live Science). You can use “maybe” to tell any tall tale. Mindy Waisberger gets away with imagining, in a “science” media site, that space aliens—for which there is […]
Carnivorous Plants Show Attention to Detail
March 26, 2019
Two plants that baffled Darwin are best admired for their design than for their evolution. Most people have seen the hinged snap-shut cages of the Venus flytrap. Some know that the insides of the leaves have three trigger hairs each, which must be touched twice in succession at a minimum interval of time for the […]
Soft Tissue in Biggest Ever Cambrian Fossil Bonanza
March 23, 2019
Chinese scientists are uncovering shale with the best-preserved Cambrian animals ever found.
Los Angeles Ice Age Fossils Are Changing Tar Pit Story
March 20, 2019
More Ice Age fossils have turned up in a Los Angeles subway tunnel, and there are surprises.
Humans May Have a Residual Magnetic Sense
March 19, 2019
Could our ancestors have navigated by Earth’s magnetic field? Some scientists believe they have evidence. Japanese scientists have replicated experiments with human subjects first tried at Caltech. According to Science Daily, they believe they have found evidence for an ancient magnetic sense in humans. Many animals, such as migratory birds and sea turtles, have a […]
Why Is China the Leader in Feathered Dinosaur Fossils?
March 6, 2019
China a Leader in Both New Dinosaur Discoveries and Fraud by Dr Jerry Bergman A cover story in a recent Smithsonian Magazine focuses on the modern Chinese boom in dinosaur and other fossil discoveries. Many of the discoveries were made in the Liaoning and nearby provinces in China. Actually, so many finds were made […]
The Best Science Imitates Nature
March 4, 2019
Biomimetics has everything science desires: inspiration, motivation, understanding, and application. What’s not to like about biomimetics? It’s amazing. It’s interesting. Kids can like it. Parents can steer kids into careers in science with it. It’s usually ethical and non-controversial. And we can all benefit from the discoveries that are leading to applied understanding that comes […]
Claim of New Antifreeze Gene by Natural Selection Melts Under Analysis
February 25, 2019
A biochemist examines imaginative claims about natural selection creating a new gene.