Your Cat and Evolution
September 21, 2012
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
September 19, 2012
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
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?
From Lizard to Gymnast in One Hearty Stretch
September 14, 2012
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
September 13, 2012
If a horseshoe crab is neither horse nor crab, what is an evolutionary explanation?
Cheetahs Prosper with Rear-Wheel Drive
September 9, 2012
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
September 8, 2012
Strict application of the "scientific method" is blinding some scientists to the real world, two authors claim.
September 5, 2012
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
September 5, 2012
Your dog learned the most effective way to shake water off: by evolution, maybe. Maybe evolution did other things, too.
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.
Unevolved Arthropods Found in Amber
August 28, 2012
The new record holders look identical to those alive today.
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.
Ingenious Ants Can't Prevent Stupid Evolution Quotes
August 25, 2012
After praising the wisdom of the ant, a science writer reveals little of his own.