Imaginary Feathers Found on American Dinosaur
March 19, 2014
Once again, imaginary feathers have been discovered on a "bird-like" dinosaur, this time from the Dakotas.
Cosmos 2.0 Repeats the Flaws of Cosmos 1.0
March 17, 2014
Neil de Grasse Tyson is showing himself to be a good disciple of Carl Sagan, never questioning his master.
Rescuing Dinosaur Soft Tissue from the Ravages of Time
March 15, 2014
The reaction of scientists to irrefutable evidence for soft tissue in dinosaur bone sounds all too human: ignore, rant, rationalize; repeat.
Story on Evolution of Birds Glosses Over Details
February 24, 2014
It takes more to turn a dinosaur into a bird than changing arm and leg ratios and reducing body size.
Ichthyosaur Fossilized Giving Birth
February 14, 2014
Caught in the act: another fossil shows an extinct marine reptile giving birth to live young.
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.
Chinese Dinosaurs May Have Been Buried in Volcanic Ash
February 4, 2014
A new analysis of Chinese fossils claims a Pompeii-style eruption buried them suddenly. What does this imply about dating the fossils?
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.
Evolutionary Tales Are Constructed Out of Imagination, Not Data
January 7, 2014
Fossil bits or genetic tidbits are often used as props for grand evolutionary tales, even when the data are problematic for Darwinian theory.
A Dinosaur Is Not a Rooster
December 13, 2013
An apparent fleshy appendage on the head of a hadrosaur does not mean it is an evolutionary link to birds.
Extreme Speculation Presented as Science
December 11, 2013
Things no one could possibly ever know are being reported by science journals and news sites as things worthy of scientific faith.
Dinosaur Soft Tissue "Explained"
November 26, 2013
The discoverer of soft tissue in dinosaur bone now has a new explanation for its preservation – but does it really answer the obvious question?
Archaeopteryx May Have Devolved from a Flying Bird
November 12, 2013
In all the debates about the status of Archaeopteryx between reptiles and birds, no one till now expected this wild idea: it lost its ability to fly.
Snakes on a Brain, and Other Evolutionary Stories
November 2, 2013
When evolution is seen as a storytelling game rather than a serious attempt at scientific explanation, it suddenly makes sense.
Amazing Fossils, Dead and Alive
October 29, 2013
Australia's oldest bird tracks with dinosaurs, "living fossil" sponges and other strange and wonderful findings accentuate the news on natural history.