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Biomimetics Quiz

Match the living thing with the technology being developed by imitating its design features.

Darwin Day Came and Went

Except among certain special-interest groups, Darwin Day seems to have been a non-event, but one Darwinist won an award for Censor of the Year.

New Cambrian Fossil Quarry Beats Burgess Shale

A new outcrop of the Burgess Shale formation in Canada appears to be richer and more diverse than the original.

Cretaceous Starling Flew Over Feathered Dinosaurs

A beautifully-preserved fossil from China shows a full-fledged bird doing just fine 60 million years before T. rex walked.

Fittest Can't Survive If They Never Arrive

A study on mutational possibilities suggests that benefits to fitness are too rare to account for evolution.

Fact Checkers, Spin Doctors Go to Work After Creation Debate

Neither side feels their champion scored a clear victory in the creation debate. Now it's time to evaluate who had the better facts and logic under fire.

Bill Nye Scores on Debate Presentation if Not Logic

In the widely-publicized debate with Ken Ham, Bill Nye could not account for the laws of logic, but it won't matter to many listeners wooed by his charm.

Darwin or Pasteur: Who Deserves a Day?

A Victorian evolutionist and a Victorian creationist get good press, as long as it's religion-free. Which one actually did more for science?

Scientists Get Religion Wrong While Eyeing Takeover

To usurp religion, a scientist would need to know both his target and his resources.

Stem Cell Revolution Leap Forward? Debunked!

Called revolutionary and "too good to be true," a simple way to turn ordinary cells into stem cells has everyone excited – and some cautious.

Strange Animals and Stranger Facts About Them

The world is decorated with an astonishing diversity of animals. Here are some new discoveries about a few of them.

Turkeys Aren't Stupid

Turkeys that are inspiring homeland security technology are just one example of hot designs engineers are finding in the biosphere's treasure chest.

Sexual Selection Is a Zombie Idea

An evolutionary ecologist sets up the Darwinian story of male-female facial differences only to debunk them.

Astrobiolo-SETI: Science or Fantasy?

Fantastical scenarios with no evidence – sometimes contrary to evidence – continue to get good publicity in science venues.

Materialists Shoot Themselves in the Foot

In science, it's never wise to propose a self-refuting theory.
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