Silly Darwin Stories Continue
March 6, 2023
Macroevolutionary theory is in tatters, but it hasn't stopped Darwin storytellers from fantasizing.
Body Designs Not Often Considered
January 24, 2023
There's more going on under the skin and on the skin than we know.
Health Science Beats Evolutionary Storytelling
July 23, 2020
Let's get practical. What is science good for? How about helping us live more satisfying lives?
The Pangolin: The Strangest Animal Known to Man
May 31, 2019
This animal's tough, overlapping, reptile-protective keratin scales make it look like a giant pinecone with a long, thin reptile-tail
How Darwin Storytelling Permeates Society
October 6, 2018
Everywhere you go, you get Darwin Just-So Stories. You can't travel or read the newspaper without them.
350,000-Year-Old Skull Looks Shockingly Like Modern Human
July 11, 2018
It's too old, but too modern: a skull unearthed in Ethiopia in 2017 has evolutionary paleontologists rewriting textbooks – again.
Biological Designs Worth Imitating
April 20, 2017
If these designs are so good that intelligent minds want to mimic them, who can believe they emerged by chance?
Human Body Curiosities
February 20, 2017
Things you didn't know about your ambulatory vessel, and things you may have wondered about.
Learn Your Body Toolkit
January 25, 2017
Here are some tricks of living in a human body that you may not know about, because they happen automatically.
How the Dragon Got Its Beard
June 28, 2016
Scales are not feathers are not hair, but evolutionary tales get hairy sometimes.
Humans May Have Lost Beneficial Traits
April 6, 2016
Imagine if you could regrow teeth all your life. Have we lost some capabilities during human history?
How Animals Keep Warm in Freezing Wetness
November 25, 2015
We shiver to think of going without heavy coats in snow, but snowshoe hares, gophers and birds look perfectly comfortable. What's their secret?
Hair Makes You Bigger and Warmer
November 15, 2015
Scientists found that hair increases a beast's surface area by a factor of 100.
Breathtaking Cretaceous Fossil Mammal Preserves Soft Tissue
October 15, 2015
A mammal fossil from Spain perfectly preserves fur and internal organs, but is said to be 125 million years old.
Trillions of Helpers in Your Body and Brain
November 24, 2013
Recent discoveries in human physiology should cause us to stand in awe of the design of our earthly dwelling, especially at the scale of cells.