Sexual Orientation is Not "Born That Way"
January 10, 2016
Psychologist says there is little scientific evidence that sexual-orientation is biological, but two powerful men forced the sexual revolution on the country.
Separating Old Bones from Living Storytellers
January 5, 2016
What happens when discrete bones are forced into a continuous narrative where they don't fit? Answer: storytelling.
Antique Homo Claims Threatened by New Bones
December 18, 2015
The number of potential overhauls in thinking from this thigh bone in China is staggering.
Early Builders Were Intelligent Designers
December 17, 2015
What do Stonehenge and Chaco Canyon have in common? On opposite sides of the globe, they illustrate human nature.
The Farce Awakens: More Just-So Stories for the Darwin Crowd
December 16, 2015
More examples of the art of Just-So Storytelling from evolutionary biologists and psychologists. Pick your winner!
December 14, 2015
Here's what's hot in the trendy science of making things the way nature does it.
Face Up: We Are Less than Neanderthals
December 11, 2015
The facial differences between us and Neanderthals amount to a slight matter of bone resorption during development.
Genetic Tinkering Puts Brave New World at Our Doorstep
December 6, 2015
New tools in the lab put human nature at risk. Can we trust fallible scientists to be ethical?
Appendix 2: Vestigial Organs Reconsidered
December 5, 2015
Outcast becomes hero: appendix promoted to "pivotal". The vestigial organ myth lives on in other contexts, though.
This Is Not Evolution
December 1, 2015
Evidence often comes with a Darwin label, but let the buyer beware.
How Animals Keep Warm in Freezing Wetness
November 25, 2015
We shiver to think of going without heavy coats in snow, but snowshoe hares, gophers and birds look perfectly comfortable. What's their secret?
Finding Value in Waste
November 17, 2015
There's something beautiful about transforming disgusting castoffs into products that are useful, valuable, and healthful.
Hair Makes You Bigger and Warmer
November 15, 2015
Scientists found that hair increases a beast's surface area by a factor of 100.
Chinese Teeth Upset Early Man Timeline
November 1, 2015
Is the truth in the teeth? Modern-looking human teeth in a Chinese cave create improbable migration patterns and dates.
New Things to Learn About Your Body
October 26, 2015
These news items about the human body are likely to surprise and delight you with how well you are made.