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Prune Fingers and Evolutionary Explanations

The ways various news organizations cover the same news story – why swimmers' fingers get wrinkled – provides a test case on whether evolutionary theory adds any value.

A Brain Wouldn't Survive Star Travel

Don't take a star trek unless you want to arrive demented.

What's Up with Alley Oop?

Here are some recent stories about human evolution. Some might deserve to be in the comics.

Red Blood Cells Are Frisbees, Tanks and Wheels

Cells as commonplace as red blood cells still keep researchers wondering how they perform their job so well.

Nose Has Gain Control

Sound engineers know how to use gain control to avoid “redlining” or saturating the signal while amplifying weak but important signals.  Your nose knows that trick, too. The sense of smell is complex because of the tremendous variety of odorant molecules that must be interpreted.  Molecules that trigger signals in the initial neurons trigger a […]

Eugenics in Space

To "keep evolution on a favorable track," spacefaring humans may want to cull bad genes, a futurist says.

Skin Uses Master Control

It would be hard to see how evolution would deal with a story about skin development. Maybe that's why it was barely mentioned.

The Evolution of Boxing

A new story is making the rounds: the human hand evolved to punch others' lights out.

Eye Retina Is Analog-to-Digital Converter

Before you see, your retina has done multiple digital transformations on the incoming signal.

Make Like a Dog, Owl, or Beetle: How Biomimetics Will Improve Our Lives

The greatest breakthroughs in health and engineering may be as near as the back yard: 13 more stimulating stories from biomimetics.

Adult Stem Cell Breakthroughs Continue

Adult stem cells continue to show promise as more about these pluripotent cells comes to light.

Humans Got Big Brains By Exercise

Someone didn't think this one through.

Your Senses Awe Scientists

The ear, the eye, the nose, and the mind itself continue to display wondrous capabilities.

Find Is Like iPods in Ancient Rome

Discovering hafted spear points half a million years old is like finding iPods at a Roman archaeological site, a paleoanthropologist said.

Evolutionists Hear Whopping Case of Convergent Evolution

You won't believe your ears when you hear what a team of evolutionists claims evolved by "convergent evolution."
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