Upper Limit Set on DNA Age
October 12, 2012
Forget Jurassic Park; DNA cannot last anywhere near 65 million years, researchers say.
Why Exercise Builds Muscle
September 24, 2012
You have stem cells alongside your muscles that provide a ready pool of new muscle cells.
Your Cat and Evolution
September 21, 2012
This week's just-so story is, "How the kitty got its stripes." All the news are on it; they just don't answer the question.
Human Brain: "Enormous Biochemical Complexity"
September 20, 2012
A new biochemical atlas finds consistency, complexity, and precision in the human brain.
Evolutionary Fish Story
September 16, 2012
Similar-looking blind fish couldn't have swum across the world, so did they evolve separately?
From Lizard to Gymnast in One Hearty Stretch
September 14, 2012
Lizards have spongy hearts. Birds and humans have advanced electrical hearts. Just stretch out the sponge, and voila!
ENCODE Study Forces Evolutionists to Retract "Junk DNA" Myth
September 6, 2012
At least 80% of the human genome is functional, scientists now say, based on a genetic survey called ENCODE that may force reassessment of what a gene is.
Whole Lotta Evolvin' Goin' On
September 5, 2012
Your dog learned the most effective way to shake water off: by evolution, maybe. Maybe evolution did other things, too.
Denisovan Genome Reveals Interbreeding With Modern Humans
September 1, 2012
With the publishing of the Denisovan genome, the genetic profile of interfertile humans has widened considerably.
Genes Make People Support Abortion
August 29, 2012
If this political scientist is right, your genes and the environment make you liberal or conservative.
Epigenetics Leads the Genetics News
August 21, 2012
More and more studies are revealing systems that regulate DNA. Here are some recent samples.
Mind Your Brain
August 18, 2012
Recent discoveries about the brain and the mind reveal the wonders inside our skulls and pose deep philosophical questions.
Inventors Covet Nature's Engineering
August 16, 2012
Scientists and entrepreneurs can't get enough of the design solutions found in the living world.
Brazil's Islands in the Sky Defy Evolution
August 9, 2012
Isolated table mountains with sheer cliffs in South America should be natural laboratories for evolution. Why aren't they?
Olympic Plants Perform in Place
July 30, 2012
They may be rooted in the ground, but plants run their own Olympic organization.