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Buried Treasure Found Under the Ocean: DNA

The most information-rich medium known to man has been found in abundance under the sea, but man didn't put it there.

How Intricate Patterns Grow in Flowers, Feathers

How does a growing flower bud or feather follicle know where to put the intricate colors and patterns on a mature flower or feather? Scientists are beginning to get partial answers.

Biomimetics Roundup

Here's a quick rundown of news on new technologies emerging from the study of plants, animals, and cells.

Coelacanth: Making the Most of an Unevolved Fish

The coelacanth genome has been sequenced. Does it show evidence for evolution? Only to those with a good imagination.

The Hunt for Selection in the Genes

One might think that 154 years after Darwin's book about it, natural selection would be empirically obvious. The journal Nature went on a search for it in DNA.

What Do a Toucan, an Oyster and a Spider Have in Common? Bio-Engineers' Drool

If we want to build more robust, lightweight materials, two researchers say, look to nature.

Divining Darwin's Tree Is a Never-Ending Task

Some scientific papers brag that Darwin's universal tree of life is coming into sharper focus, but as the data increase, so do the problems.

Human Genome in Meltdown

Most of the deleterious mutations in the human population arose in the last 5,000 to 10,000 years, a survey claims.

The Holly and the I.D. – News from Epigenetics

Holly leaf shape may be due to epigenetic control – one of several recent developments in the field of epigenetics.

Are Scientists Capable of Stupidity?

Scientists are only people, and most people do or say dumb things sometimes. You can decide how to classify these "scientific" ideas.

Two Studies May Indicate Problems for Vast Ages

Two articles in secular science literature point to possible upsets in long-age assumptions for the earth and mankind.

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.

Y's Guys Have a Marvel, Not Junk

The Y chromosome is making a comeback. It's not junk, it's an "evolutionary marvel."

Two Houdini Escapes in Origin-of-Life Speculations

Serious challenges to naturalistic origin of life theories (OOL) are wiggled out of magically in two pro-evolution articles.

Mutations and Duplications: Pools of Innovation?

Creationists looked in what evolutionists called "junk DNA" and found gems. Evolutionists are still looking for their gems in junk mutations.
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