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Archive Classic: “Enlightenment” History of Science Being Rewritten

It’s a common myth that enlightenment atheists gave birth to the scientific era. Historians of science know better. 

Why Sex Is Binary

The new Woke claim that “Human Sex is Not Binary” ignores a massive amount of scientific literature

Lost and Found: Extinct Species Turn Up

Don't count out extinct species. In rare cases, they might be playing hide and seek.

Illustra Shares Peace and Hope

Illustra media's newest short film invites one to dwell on good things for a few minutes.

Animal Magic: Awesome Adaptations by Design

From elephant fingers to ants' feet, nature is filled with wonders of engineering.

Rogue Scientists Play Russian Roulette with Humanity

"What were they thinking?" says a leading biologist about another gain-of-function experiment on coronaviruses.

Bird Flight Is Easy to Lose But Hard to Gain

Is it easier for a plane to lose its wings and roll on its wheels like a car, or for a car to sprout wings and fly like an airplane?

Peer Review Flaws Revealed by Massive Number of Retractions

Does peer review help ensure validity? A major scientific publisher is retracting over 500 peer-reviewed papers—and that's just for starters.

Information Sharing Is Not Evolution

Scientists are finding that organisms can use libraries of functional information obtained from one another.

Epigenetics: Adaptation Without Darwinism

Regulating existing genetic information is a way life gains heritable change without blind natural selection.

NASA Goes Loony: Moon Formed in Mere Hours?

Is it clickbait? NASA is claiming the moon formed within hours after a collision.

Getting to the Roots Problem

Understanding plant roots requires figuring out how they solve problems of physics.

Tune In to Channel Kir2.1

A molecular machine with exquisite sensitivity has been shown in atomic detail for the first time.

Archer Fish Stars in New Movie

Illustra Media has just released a short documentary about an underwater sharpshooter: the Archer Fish!

Secular Awe Falls Short

Secular scientists and astronomers are only human; they feel awe, too. But why, and for what end?
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