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The Pangolin: The Strangest Animal Known to Man

This animal's tough, overlapping, reptile-protective keratin scales make it look like a giant pinecone with a long, thin reptile-tail

Pluto Rivals Earth in Geological Complexity

Call it what you will, Pluto is a planet of surprises. Its active geology is second only to Earth's, say two planetary scientists.

Darwin’s Tree Is Dead

How many people have heard that Darwin's famous branching-tree diagram of universal common ancestry is obsolete? Many scientists haven't heard yet, either.

Welcome to the Anthropocene

Geologists are adding a new era to the geologic column: the Anthropocene, when humans began man-handling the planet.

Body Diversity Threatens to Undermine Paleoanthropology

People don't all look the same today; body types vary tremendously. Why should we assume differently about the past?

Dinosaur Variety was Extreme

Here are news stories about dinosaurs, from dwarfs to giants that lived in all kinds of habitats.

How Explanatory Is Evolutionary Theory?

Darwinians make big boasts about their theory as the central organizing principle in biology, but what does it actually explain?
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