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Footnote: Evolution Adds Nothing

A new study of foot stiffness helps explain human walking and running, and might inspire robots. Evolution adds nothing.

Mars InSighters and Mars InBlinders

The Mars Insight lander has been on the red planet for a year, looking for evidence of geological activity and life.

Desperation to Keep Dinosaur Soft Tissue Old

The big guns are out to prove dinosaur blood vessels and collagen really can last tens of millions of years. Do they succeed?

SETI Wants Your Money to Look at Nothing

Since one cannot prove a universal negative, SETI believers can search forever without accountability.

Bumblebees Are Misnamed

They don't bumble. They use efficient techniques to get the most bang of weightlifting for the buck of wing flaps.

Tomfoolery in OOL

Origin-of-life scientists know chemistry, but not logic.

Molecular Machines Work for Us

Life runs on machinery. Here are examples of machines that keep us humming.

Good Science Bears Good Fruit

Science may not understand reality, but individual scientists know what can benefit other people.

You Can Trust Science! (to Reverse Itself)

Hardly a week goes by without a press release announcing that a common scientific belief is wrong. What does this imply?

Oldest Scorpion Stings Darwin

Storytellers caught in the act: making up an evolutionary tale when the fossil evidence does not support it.

What’s Happening at Betelgeuse?

Astronomers are puzzled by the dimming of one of the brightest stars in the sky, Betelgeuse in Orion.

How to Lubricate Your Body’s Gears

You have gears in your spine. Ask these Swedish researchers who say so, and learn some gear maintenance skills, too.

Calling the Extinction Game

The Mexico Asteroids pull ahead! But the India Deccans are not down for the count.

Dino Skin with Blood Vessels, Proteins Found

So well preserved is a hadrosaur's skin, the remnants of blood vessels and pigments are still visible with original molecules present.

Animals Thrive in Fukushima Nuclear Accident Zone

Scientists observe a surprise in danger zone around the Japanese nuclear accident zone after 10 years: animals love the place!
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