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Carver Sanitized of Religion

A short biography of George Washington Carver posted by a science news site omitted what was most important to the Father of Agricultural Chemistry: his faith.

On the Origin of Snakes

New studies of snakes and their genes are surprising scientists with stories of "rapid evolution." Some findings offer potential for human health.

Hummingbird Metabolism a "Marvel of Evolutionary Engineering"

Unlike humans, hummingbirds are equally good at extracting energy from fructose as from glucose. They are marvels of evolutionary engineering. That makes perfect evolutionary sense.

Javelin Upsets Early Man Timeline

A well-crafted spear point for a javelin is dated way too early for the current evolutionary timeline.

New Attempts to Disparage Maleness

Lab mice can produce offspring with just two genes from their Y chromosomes, but what does that mean for men?

On Ethical Gray Zones

Examples from World War II and the present illustrate that just because some people compromise ethics doesn't mean ethics itself is a matter of opinion.

Look Up, Look Down at Natural Design

Swimmers, flyers, and things that just sit in the sun are the envy of bioengineers.

Cosmic Lottery: How Many Habitable Planets?

News media ran with a suggestion that one in five stars has a habitable planet, but they didn't read the fine print.

Jewish Radio Host Takes on Atheist Cosmologist

A popular radio talk show host held his own against a PhD cosmologist who argues the universe came from nothing.

Three New and Different Biomimetics Stories

There appears to be no end of ways to imitate nature's designs.

Cool Tools in your Cellular Toolkit

Biochemists can't help using familiar tools to describe what they are finding in living cells.

Respect for Alfred Russel Wallace: Too Little, Too Late

On the 100th anniversary of his death, Alfred Russell Wallace is getting a smattering of attention, but not nearly what Darwin gets every day. Perhaps it's because the co-discoverer of natural selection believed in intelligent design.

Attack of the Giant Platypus

King Kong Platypus. Platypus-zilla. That's what they're calling a new fossil that is shaking up the platypus family tree.

Whale of a Batty Tale on Sonar Evolution

How did two animals completely different in size and ancestry, living in very different environments, arrive at the same complex sensing mechanism?

Overcoming Natural Evil with Good

Things that bite and sting are not always 100% harmful. Maybe some of our categories of natural evil are due to ignorance.
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