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Fossil Whale Already Had Echolocation

Once again, a complex trait appears fully formed and functional in the fossil record.

Chile Whale Fossil Site Explained

At least 40 baleen whales and other species of marine mammals fossilized in a dry desert of Chile have been explained with a "toxic bloom" theory. Does it explain all the findings?

Amazing Animals

The capabilities of animals large and small continue to fascinate scientists and the public. Here are some recent findings.

Genetic Convergent Evolution Strains Credibility

"Convergent evolution" is the term given to similar designs that shouldn't be related. Recent widespread examples threaten to make the term lose any coherence it might have had

Weightlifters No Match for Insects

For Olympic season, here are more comparisons between human and animal capabilities.

Biomimetics for Your Christmas Wish List

Biomimetics (the imitation of nature) continues to promise cool gadgets and useful materials that will someday yield prized gifts under the tree. Some of them might even save your life.
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