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Human and Animal Brains: Uniquenesses and Similarities

Several recent science articles explore what we have in common with animals, and what is unique about the human brain.

Of Hagfish, Geckos and Dragonflies

Some of the most unlikely creatures are making headlines because of their potential for advancing technology.

Freckled Trilobites Had Great Eyes

Darlings of the Cambrian Explosion, trilobites had spotted markings and sophisticated eyes. Some have been exceptionally well preserved as fossils, down to the level of individual cells.

Scientific Findings Can Be Counterintuitive

Here are examples of recent claims in science that seem to contradict what some would consider intuitively obvious. They should be kept in mind when evaluating other scientific truisms, like evolution.

Biomimetics Matching Game

Try your hand at matching the organism with the new technology being developed from its design.

Complex Brain Wiring Unveiled in New Images

Surely one of the great mysteries of human life is how a single fertilized egg cell grows to an adult, with a brain sporting hundreds of billions of functional connections supporting abstract thought.

Soil, Sustainability, and the Blue Revolution

Life-sustaining resources are right beneath our feet, says a Penn State hydrologist.

What Do a Toucan, an Oyster and a Spider Have in Common? Bio-Engineers' Drool

If we want to build more robust, lightweight materials, two researchers say, look to nature.

Ungrateful Evolutionist Grouches About the Human Body

If an evolutionist can't blame God for an alleged poor design, all he can blame is Darwin.

Evolutionists Multiply Miracles

If evolution could develop a complex structure once, defying all probability, then maybe it could do it multiple times, some evolutionists theorize.

Targeted SETI Search Hears Nothing

For this search, a team targeted 104 stars with planets discovered by the Kepler Telescope. Still nothing.

Reporter Lies About Academic Freedom Bills, Calls Them "Anti-Science"

Right out of NCSE talking points, lies flowed from the pen of a reporter intent on stopping academic freedom bills for public schools.

Can Evolutionists Steal Biomimetics?

For a science about designs in nature, some evolutionists seem eager to take credit for biomimetics.

Make Like a Firefly

Biomimetics puts a new meaning into "Make like a tree." Yes, make things like trees, snails, fireflies, and a thousand other creatures do, and life can be inspiring.

Was Charlemagne Protected from a Cosmic Disaster? A Carbon-14 Mystery

Tree ring data from the 8th century hint that a cosmic catastrophe was averted on the "privileged planet."
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