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Marvelous Machines That Keep You Running

Here are just a few of the recent reports describing the intricate biological machines on which life depends.

Better Health Through Nature

Humans were meant to thrive in the environment. We sequester ourselves from the natural world at our own peril.

Mars May Have Been Wet, But Never Lively

Astrobiologists got excited with evidence for early water on Mars, but other discoveries are putting the quash on hopes it has or had life.

Induced Stem Cells Get Faster, Better, Cheaper

Scientists have not only made the production of induced pluripotent stem cells much more efficient, but also have made them just as capable as embryonic stem cells of being able to produce any cell type.

Sherpa Fitness Is Not Evolution

A study about mutations that might confer benefit to high-altitude Sherpas is being announced as an example of evolution, but variation within species is not Darwinian evolution.

Reverse Engineer Living Solutions

Need solutions to practical engineering problems? Save time and effort; see how animals and plants do it.

Junk Science Gets Good Press if It Supports Darwinism

The headlines for some scientific news stories might leave philosophers of science wagging their heads. Few, though, are the reporters willing to call something really dumb, or at least questionable—especially if it appears to support evolution.

"Evidence-Based" Findings May Not Be

Patients are encouraged to seek only "evidence-based" treatments for disease, but a look behind the scenes of clinical trials reveals some of the same human foibles that plague any science: shortcomings in honesty and transparency.

Ethical Stem Cells Can Be Used Unethically

Induced pluripotent stem cells allow researchers to ethically create any cell type from an adult cell, raising hopes for regenerative medicine. Eyebrows started to raise recently, though, when labs grew brains with them and turned others into sperm and egg cells.

Stem Cell Science Can Proceed Ethically

With adult and induced pluripotent stem cells in abundance, it should not be necessary to destroy human embryos to understand stem cell science.

Secrets of Sight

The number of processes involved in eyesight continues to grow, adding more focus and clarity to the miracle of vision.

More Reasons to Imitate Living Designs

The gold rush is on! Designs in the living world are inspiring technologies that are superior to old fashioned human ingenuity, and environmentally friendly, too.

Well, Duh; Adam and Eve Were Contemporaries

New genetic studies confirm the existence of a "Y-Chromosome Adam" and "Mitochondrial Eve" but, contrary to earlier analyses, place them in the same time frame.

Thank Evolution that Nothing Is Evil (or Good)

When evolutionists discuss the evolution of war, or of monogamy, or of religion, they rob mankind of any basis for judging good and evil.

More Evidence for Epigenetic Controls on Genetics

Epigenetics has become a hot topic in biology. There are players "above DNA"– some heritable – that may be more important than the genetic code itself.
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