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How to Respect a Crow

They're black and noisy, but the more you learn about crows, the more you will appreciate them—or at least respect them as you shoo them from your scarecrow.

Double Trouble for Cosmology

Two developments are converging to threaten the standard big bang model of the universe's origin.

Who's Dumber: Neanderthal or Paleoanthropologist?

The early-man tale by evolutionary anthropologists continues to unravel and display its absurdity.

Game Theory Undermined: Evolution of Altruism Not Demonstrated

Games that psychologists play with human lab rats don't show what evolutionists think they do.

More Cosmic Fine-Tuning Found

The Anthropic Principle refuses to go away. The mass of the light quark adds to finely tuned factors that make the universe life-supporting.

Animals Come Pre-Equipped With Machinery

Guidance systems, compasses, switchboards, motors, robotic machines: we're talking about systems inside animals—and you.

Fish Ancestry Turned On Its Head

A so-called "primitive" bony fish with traits of sharks confuses the usual story of fish ancestry.

Humans' Groovy Language Brain

More features are discovered that set humans apart from apes.

Music Is a Human Thing

Many animals make sounds; birds and whales can sing; but there's nothing to compare with the human brain's capacity for music.

Is Animal Play Just an Evolutionary Survival Mechanism?

Yes, your dog enjoys play, say biologists, and so do birds, dolphins and many other kinds of animals. How did "having fun" evolve?

Comparing Astronaut Christmas Greetings from 1968 and 2014

On Apollo 8 Christmas Eve 46 years ago, astronauts read from Genesis. You won't believe what today's astronauts had to say for holiday greetings.

Overqualified Mammals

Here are some mammals with capabilities that exceed the requirements of mere survival.

Birds Go Splat on Evolutionary Theories

A flock of surprising traits of birds has dropped a load on simplistic notions of evolution.

The Silent Underground Network

Under your feet in the woods is a vast communication network where information technology keeps the ecosystem functioning.

Did Man Invent God?

A new study claims that religions with "moralizing gods" arise primarily in affluent nations.
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