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Before the Cock Crows, the Biological Clock Strikes

At Easter time, people recall the story of Peter denying Jesus three times before the rooster crowed. Some scientists tried to figure out what clicks the rooster's clock alarm.

Freckled Trilobites Had Great Eyes

Darlings of the Cambrian Explosion, trilobites had spotted markings and sophisticated eyes. Some have been exceptionally well preserved as fossils, down to the level of individual cells.

Scientific Findings Can Be Counterintuitive

Here are examples of recent claims in science that seem to contradict what some would consider intuitively obvious. They should be kept in mind when evaluating other scientific truisms, like evolution.

Biomimetics Matching Game

Try your hand at matching the organism with the new technology being developed from its design.

The Ediacaran Era May Be a Flawed Concept

Before humans arrived, no strata came with "Ediacaran" stamped on them. Does this human-invented name have any real meaning? Does it tell time?

Evolution Is Not Just Change or Similarity

Many scientific findings get labeled with "evolution" even though neo-Darwinism has nothing to do with them.

Arctic Camel Found

Fossils from a large species of camel living in Canada's high arctic contain soft tissue.

This "Evolution" Is Not Darwinian

Some things in nature get attributed to Darwinian evolution, but might be better seen as manifestations of design or other alternative, non-Darwinian mechanisms.

Intact Biomolecules Claimed to Be 350 Million Years Old

The oldest recovered biomolecules have been found in crinoid fossils – but are they really that old?

Soil, Sustainability, and the Blue Revolution

Life-sustaining resources are right beneath our feet, says a Penn State hydrologist.

The Evolution of Tattooing, and Other Skinny Science

Evolution has become a catch-all explanation that is so intuitively obvious to some, it requires no justification.

California Whale Fossils: Transitional Forms?

Several fossil whale parts found in a southern California canyon are being called transitional forms in whale evolution.

What Do a Toucan, an Oyster and a Spider Have in Common? Bio-Engineers' Drool

If we want to build more robust, lightweight materials, two researchers say, look to nature.

Ungrateful Evolutionist Grouches About the Human Body

If an evolutionist can't blame God for an alleged poor design, all he can blame is Darwin.

Divining Darwin's Tree Is a Never-Ending Task

Some scientific papers brag that Darwin's universal tree of life is coming into sharper focus, but as the data increase, so do the problems.
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