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Tiger in Oil and Other Surprising Fossils

Deposits in North and South America reveal a rich diversity of mammals discovered by oil workers, some fossils in the oil.

Fearsome-Looking Terror Bird May Have Been Vegan

You can't judge a book by it's cover. In the same way, you can't assume a large extinct bird with a huge beak was a terror-raising predator.

Fossilization Requires Special Conditions

A science writer wrote a semi-amusing account on how to become a fossil. In so doing, he pointed out that fossilization is a very rare fate for most organisms.

Discovering Mammals, Dead and Alive

Two mammal discoveries made the news this week: a cuddly one and a fossil. Do they tell evolutionary tales?

Imagination Cures Falsifications of Darwinism

How many show-stoppers does it take to stop a show? With Darwinism, the show goes on despite multiple falsifications. The trick is to imagine solutions that don't require evidence.

Jurassic Mammal: Puzzle or Prize for Darwin?

Two recently-reported Jurassic mammal fossils can be seen as puzzles for evolutionary theory, or confirmations of it – depending on the reporter.

Birds and Their Evolution (or Design)

Several recent science papers try to find evolution in bird brains, genes, and behaviors. Do they succeed?

News About Your Favorite Dinosaurs

T. Rex, Triceratops and other stars of the age of dinosaurs have made news lately. Here are some recent dinosaur findings.

Longevity of DNA Estimated

How long can DNA survive in a fossil? Claims of ancient DNA can be compared with a new estimate based on a crime scene.

Muscle Power Is Designed, Not Evolutionary

The wonder of muscle inspires both awe at its design and opportunities for evolutionary storytelling.

Fossil Follies and Mysteries

Silently, fossils speak from the earth, requiring translation and interpretation by humans who didn't see when they were laid to rest.

Underwater Forest Discovered: How Old?

Sixty feet down in Gulf waters off the coast of Alabama, stumps of an old cypress forest have appeared.  How can they be 52,000 years old when the wood still smells like cypress? The discovery was reported by Live Science.  It includes a five-minute video tour of the area which the discoverers are keeping secret […]

Bizarre Creatures With Incredible Design

Animals, whether living or fossil, often show surprising tricks of sensation, adaptation, or ornamentation.

Are These Horse Genes Really 700,000 Years Old?

News sites are celebrating a "spectacular" new record for fossil DNA, claiming horse genes found in permafrost are 700,000 years old, placing the common ancestor two million years earlier than thought.

Is This Primate a Prime Mate?

The news media jumped onto claims that a tiny primate fossil is an ancestor of human beings, when it is really an amazing example of biological miniaturization.
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