Findings Spur New Ethical Challenges
September 16, 2014
Some researchers are pushing harder for human embryonic stem cells over induced pluripotent stem cells. Other news overlapping with ethics is noted in this entry.
Scientific Claims Are Reversible
September 11, 2014
How much confidence can the public put in scientific claims today, given that some long-lived dogmas have been reversed?
Surprises in Evolutionary Tales
August 24, 2014
From spiders to crocodiles, animals rarely evolved the way they should have.
Evolution Is Racist, Evolutionist Writes
August 10, 2014
A well-known science writer is in hot water for linking evolution to alleged differences in racial abilities. But where will his evolutionary critics run?
Cell's Molecular Machines Arouse Fascination
August 9, 2014
With increasing image quality at their disposal, biologists are finding amazing molecular machines at work in living cells.
Human Evolution News Redlines Silliness Meter
August 2, 2014
Did these evolutionists really think through their hypotheses?
Body Secrets You Never Heard Of
July 10, 2014
Your body is performing hi-tech processes all the time that (thank goodness) you never have to think about.
Secularists Adrift with Embryonic Ethics
July 2, 2014
From stem cells to genetically-modified embryos, technology is outpacing ethical rules, and secular ethicists are at a loss what to endorse.
Neanderthal Ancestry Becomes More Convoluted
June 20, 2014
Reports from a Spanish Cave are producing a welter of opinions about what evolved into whom, and when.
Homage to Diatoms
June 19, 2014
Twenty percent of the air you are breathing came from tiny animals living in crystal cathedrals.
Your Inner Ape Just Got Older
June 15, 2014
Evolutionists have doubled their date of the chimp-human split from 7 million to 13 million years ago. How, and why?
Sperm Cells Gain Respect
June 4, 2014
Millions of tadpole-like sperm cells rush to fertilize one egg. They deserve more respect than they often get.
Virus Motors Show Mechanical Design
May 30, 2014
A virus efficiently packs its DNA into its capsule with a powerful molecular motor working against repulsive forces.
Psychology Struggling to Regain Scientific Image
May 22, 2014
In the wake of scandals and replication failures, psychiatry and social psychology are enduring scrutiny some practitioners call an "inquisition" or "bullying".
May 21, 2014
Biologists continue to find unexpected wonders in living things.