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Your Cat and Evolution

This week's just-so story is, "How the kitty got its stripes." All the news are on it; they just don't answer the question.

Pristine Wood Found in Diamond Crater

A kimberlite crater in Canada, said to be 53 million years old, yielded exquisitely preserved unfossilized wood.

Bob Ballard Throws Out Textbooks for a Living

An interview with oceanographer Bob Ballard shows him taking glee at proving the scientific consensus wrong.

Evolutionary Fish Story

Similar-looking blind fish couldn't have swum across the world, so did they evolve separately?

Survival of the Dude

Don't tell us that "survival of the fittest" was a myth. What? All those genocides for nothing?

From Lizard to Gymnast in One Hearty Stretch

Lizards have spongy hearts. Birds and humans have advanced electrical hearts. Just stretch out the sponge, and voila!

Horseshoes and Crab Legs: New Evolutionary Angles

If a horseshoe crab is neither horse nor crab, what is an evolutionary explanation?

Cheetahs Prosper with Rear-Wheel Drive

Learn about how cheetahs accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds, and other wonders of the living world.

Scientists Need to Get Out More

Strict application of the "scientific method" is blinding some scientists to the real world, two authors claim.

Evolutionist Disgraced

Marc Hauser, Harvard evolutionary psychologist who resigned under a cloud, was found guilty of scientific misconduct and admitted to some of it.

Whole Lotta Evolvin' Goin' On

Your dog learned the most effective way to shake water off: by evolution, maybe. Maybe evolution did other things, too.

Zoo Celebrates Bio-Inspiration

The San Diego Zoo has a new Centre for Bioinspiration, promoting invention based on life's solutions to practical problems.

Unevolved Arthropods Found in Amber

The new record holders look identical to those alive today.

Adaptation by Design, Not Evolution

Evolution does little to explain amazing adaptations in animals and plants, but intelligent design is up to the task.

Ingenious Ants Can't Prevent Stupid Evolution Quotes

After praising the wisdom of the ant, a science writer reveals little of his own.
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