You Are Not a Comb Jelly
December 14, 2013
Reports that ctenophores are ancestors of all animals hide uncomfortable findings for evolution about the comb jelly's genome.
A Dinosaur Is Not a Rooster
December 13, 2013
An apparent fleshy appendage on the head of a hadrosaur does not mean it is an evolutionary link to birds.
Extreme Speculation Presented as Science
December 11, 2013
Things no one could possibly ever know are being reported by science journals and news sites as things worthy of scientific faith.
On the Origin of Snakes
December 6, 2013
New studies of snakes and their genes are surprising scientists with stories of "rapid evolution." Some findings offer potential for human health.
Hummingbird Metabolism a "Marvel of Evolutionary Engineering"
December 5, 2013
Unlike humans, hummingbirds are equally good at extracting energy from fructose as from glucose. They are marvels of evolutionary engineering. That makes perfect evolutionary sense.
New Attempts to Disparage Maleness
November 27, 2013
Lab mice can produce offspring with just two genes from their Y chromosomes, but what does that mean for men?
Look Up, Look Down at Natural Design
November 25, 2013
Swimmers, flyers, and things that just sit in the sun are the envy of bioengineers.
Surprising Things Science Didn't Know
November 17, 2013
Scientists presume to speak with confidence about the origin of the universe and billions of years, but have been clueless about some everyday things close to home in the present.
Tropical Trees Found in Antarctica
November 16, 2013
Fossilized stumps of tropical trees show that Antarctica was once forested.
Three New and Different Biomimetics Stories
November 15, 2013
There appears to be no end of ways to imitate nature's designs.
Archaeopteryx May Have Devolved from a Flying Bird
November 12, 2013
In all the debates about the status of Archaeopteryx between reptiles and birds, no one till now expected this wild idea: it lost its ability to fly.
Vicious Crocodile Attacks Helpless Fruit
November 11, 2013
An evolutionist was surprised to find wild crocodiles eating fruit. He has a lesson for scientists.
Attack of the Giant Platypus
November 5, 2013
King Kong Platypus. Platypus-zilla. That's what they're calling a new fossil that is shaking up the platypus family tree.
Whale of a Batty Tale on Sonar Evolution
November 4, 2013
How did two animals completely different in size and ancestry, living in very different environments, arrive at the same complex sensing mechanism?
Overcoming Natural Evil with Good
November 1, 2013
Things that bite and sting are not always 100% harmful. Maybe some of our categories of natural evil are due to ignorance.