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This Is Not Evolution

Evidence often comes with a Darwin label, but let the buyer beware.

Invisible Subs and Other Tricks Inspired by Life

Working scientists seem less focused on evolution and more on design these days, figuring out how animals and plants do amazing things.

Dry Desert Explodes in Color

One of the driest places on Earth has been storing its seeds underground for years for a moment like this.

Were Our Bodies Created for Self-Repair?

Studies of amphibians are suggesting that higher animals also had regenerative abilities that have been lost over time.

New Things to Learn About Your Body

These news items about the human body are likely to surprise and delight you with how well you are made.

Scientific Ethics: A Reader Digest

For your weekend reading, here's a summary of news articles on various topics related to scientific integrity and ethics.

Inspiring Designs in Life

When scientists look closely at living designs, they think, Wow! That's cool! I wonder if we could copy that?

Microbes Are Wired for Communication

New findings show surprising communication systems between bacteria, including power grids with tiny electrical cables.

Origin-of-Life Speculation Goes Off the Rails

Astrobiologists and their accomplices in the media are finding life everywhere where it isn't or couldn't be. Time to call in the science rangers.

Homochirality: Computers Are Not the Real World

Homochirality: Computers Are Not the Real World

Evolutionary Anthropologists Startled by Racial Mixing in Africa

If they didn't expect recent genetic mixing from Europe into Africa, how certain are they about older human migrations?

Three Mavericks Who Won

The loner, not the consensus, is sometimes the one whose views get traction in science. Here are three historical examples.

New Thoughts on Habitable Planets

Astrobiologists are trying to standardize the requirements for habitable planets. Do they get them all?

Adult Stem Cells Outpace Embryonics

Some still play with embryos, but there seems little reason for it when adult stem cells perform so well.

Scientific Progress Is Spelled "Bio-Inspiration"

Need fundamental insights into physics and technology? Look no further than the living world.
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