New Cambrian Fossil Quarry Beats Burgess Shale
February 11, 2014
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
February 8, 2014
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
February 7, 2014
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
February 5, 2014
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
February 4, 2014
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?
February 2, 2014
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
January 31, 2014
To usurp religion, a scientist would need to know both his target and his resources.
Stem Cell Revolution Leap Forward? Debunked!
January 30, 2014
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
January 29, 2014
The world is decorated with an astonishing diversity of animals. Here are some new discoveries about a few of them.
Turkeys Aren't Stupid
January 26, 2014
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
January 24, 2014
An evolutionary ecologist sets up the Darwinian story of male-female facial differences only to debunk them.
Astrobiolo-SETI: Science or Fantasy?
January 20, 2014
Fantastical scenarios with no evidence – sometimes contrary to evidence – continue to get good publicity in science venues.
Materialists Shoot Themselves in the Foot
January 19, 2014
In science, it's never wise to propose a self-refuting theory.
January 18, 2014
The capabilities of animals large and small continue to fascinate scientists and the public. Here are some recent findings.
Pain: Evolution or Curse?
January 17, 2014
It doesn't take much "evolution" to create a toxin, or to switch on or amplify the pain response. Are these good things gone bad?