Is a Bonobo a Genius?
August 23, 2012
A trained bonobo has been filmed making simple stone tools. Does that qualify for genius status?
Epigenetics Leads the Genetics News
August 21, 2012
More and more studies are revealing systems that regulate DNA. Here are some recent samples.
Evidences for Evolution Examined
August 20, 2012
Recent news stories have claimed evidence for evolution. But has evolution been observed or assumed?
Mind Your Brain
August 18, 2012
Recent discoveries about the brain and the mind reveal the wonders inside our skulls and pose deep philosophical questions.
Inventors Covet Nature's Engineering
August 16, 2012
Scientists and entrepreneurs can't get enough of the design solutions found in the living world.
Brazil's Islands in the Sky Defy Evolution
August 9, 2012
Isolated table mountains with sheer cliffs in South America should be natural laboratories for evolution. Why aren't they?
The Fish Explosion
August 8, 2012
Fish are exploding in the kitchen of evolutionary phylogenomics.
Mt. St. Helens Renewal Slow, Steady
August 6, 2012
This is an eyewitness report of ecological renewal at the volcano that erupted 32 years ago.
Weightlifters No Match for Insects
August 4, 2012
For Olympic season, here are more comparisons between human and animal capabilities.
Dinosaur Triggers and Other Fossil Foibles
August 3, 2012
Instant dinosaurs: just add mountains. Does this and other fossil news make sense?
Palm Trees Thrived in Antarctica
August 2, 2012
Evidence for tropical trees has been found 5 km deep off the coast of Antarctica.
More Olympic Creatures
August 1, 2012
Plants and animals continue to amaze us with their Olympic-level abilities. New observations promote some to the award stand.
Peppered Moths Without Evolution
July 31, 2012
A new study shows that scientific research on moth camouflage does not require evolutionary theory.
Olympic Plants Perform in Place
July 30, 2012
They may be rooted in the ground, but plants run their own Olympic organization.
Animals Win the Gold
July 27, 2012
As the Olympics begin in London, it's fun to consider how animals would compete against humans.