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Lemur-fish, Vege-fang and other Fossil Follies

Fossils are doing just fine, but the scientists who interpret them are having a rough week (or century).

Animal Models for Technology

Animals and microbes continue to inspire technologies that could provide better health and security.

Nature: 3.8 Billion Years of R&D

Scientists continue mining the biomimicry bonanza, but some still give all the credit to time and evolution.

Evolution Funnies

Sometimes Darwinians are funny. They take themselves so seriously, applying natural selection to everything on earth except their own seriousness.

Will Elitist Science Lead to Mind Control?

When you can't convince the public, try zapping or manipulating them.

Intolerance Grows for Skeptics of Consensus Science in Spite of Data

If you question evolution or man-caused global warming, be prepared for a smear. If you are a Christian, be prepared for hate. But the skeptics may have the facts on their side.

Cambrian Soft Animal Survived Unchanged 200 Million Years

A fossil soft-bodied lobopodian has been found in Carboniferous strata in Illinois.

Is This Any Way to Learn About the Origin of Life?

Pollute, freeze, zap. Goal: "to better understand how life arose on Earth."

Your Cat and Evolution

This week's just-so story is, "How the kitty got its stripes." All the news are on it; they just don't answer the question.

Human Brain: "Enormous Biochemical Complexity"

A new biochemical atlas finds consistency, complexity, and precision in the human brain.

Man Is Man and Ape Is Ape: The Gulf Widens

Now that "human ancestors" from 300,000 years ago show comparable mental acuity to ours, the gradual upward slope to man looks more like a cliff.

Bob Ballard Throws Out Textbooks for a Living

An interview with oceanographer Bob Ballard shows him taking glee at proving the scientific consensus wrong.

Evolutionary Fish Story

Similar-looking blind fish couldn't have swum across the world, so did they evolve separately?

Survival of the Dude

Don't tell us that "survival of the fittest" was a myth. What? All those genocides for nothing?

From Lizard to Gymnast in One Hearty Stretch

Lizards have spongy hearts. Birds and humans have advanced electrical hearts. Just stretch out the sponge, and voila!
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