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Birds and Pterosaurs Flew Together

Does it make evolutionary sense to find birds flying with pterosaurs?

Dark Matter: Now You See It, Now You Don't

All detectors fail to find dark matter. So how can a whole galaxy be made of it?

Toy Octopus Is Far from the Living Reality

The news media are celebrating an autonomous soft robot shaped like an octopus. It has a lot to learn from its living counterpart.

Latest Fossils: Dinosaurs, Whales and More

Here's a quick survey of news about fossils, including remains of some monstrous creatures and a tiny one, too.

Hope, Not Evidence, Drives Astrobiology

Earth-size exoplanets are not evidence for alien life. They are evidence for orbiting bodies.

Spirit Lake Threatens Megaflood

36 years after Spirit Lake was destroyed by a volcano, it has come back with its own threats of destruction.

Weekend Biomimetics Parade

Here's a quick list of exciting news about how imitation of nature's designs is leading to wonderful inventions.

Radiation, Mistakes, and Assumptions

Three news items about atomic radiation should cause us to beware of academic overstatement.

Secularists Use Intelligent Design Reasoning

Data from a star are hard to reconcile with natural causes. Are super-intelligent aliens at work?

Protein Residue Found on Hominin Stone Tools

Would you expect pieces of meat to survive on flakes of rock in the desert for 250,000 years?

Secularists Battle Over Which Life Theory Is More Wrong

Origin-of-life camps don't recognize that RNA-World theories and hydrothermal-vent theories suffer from the same basic problem.

Two if By Sea: Earliest Americans Boated Down the Coast

The textbook theory of the first migration to the Americas across a land bridge is "dead in the water."

Mars Life Hopes Reduced

Key assumptions about habitability on Mars have fallen, but astrobiologists try to keep hope alive.

Piltdown Forger Fingered

One man committed the greatest hoax in the history of anthropology, but others are not so easily exonerated for believing it.

Sunflower Motion Is Complex

They follow the sun, but how? Scientists are just finding out the mechanisms behind light tracking in sunflowers.
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