Humans May Have a Residual Magnetic Sense
March 19, 2019
Could our ancestors have navigated by Earth’s magnetic field? Some scientists believe they have evidence. Japanese scientists have replicated experiments with human subjects first tried at Caltech. According to Science Daily, they believe they have found evidence for an ancient magnetic sense in humans. Many animals, such as migratory birds and sea turtles, have a […]
More Underwater Wonders Revealed
February 27, 2018
These news items will awaken the marine biologist in everyone.
Design of Life Update: Marine Biology
March 10, 2017
The animal stars of Illustra Media's "Design of Life" documentaries are still in the news: this time, whales, dolphins, fish and sea turtles.
News from the Living Waters
May 17, 2016
Animal heroes of the Illustra film "Living Waters" are still making headlines.
More Holes in Evolutionary Theory
April 5, 2016
Here are three examples of animals not branching out neatly on Darwin's tree like they're supposed to.
Geology Theories Are Not Set in Stone
January 7, 2016
To be a geologist, you have to have a big imagination and always be ready to have your favorite theory overturned.
Sperm Cells Gain Respect
June 4, 2014
Millions of tadpole-like sperm cells rush to fertilize one egg. They deserve more respect than they often get.
Human Variability Can Be Rapid
December 19, 2011
All living humans are interfertile – one species by definition. People from all parts of the globe can marry and have children, even though global travel is relatively recent in human history. Yet we know there is considerable variability between tribes and nationalities. Does this variability take millions of years? Does it lead to the origin of new human species? Recent evidence shows that variations can be rapid, both genetic and acquired, without reducing interfertility.
Mighty Mitochondria Conduct Energy Exquisitely
October 7, 2011
None of us could live without mitochondria. These are the power centers ubiquitous in eukaryotic cells. They contain molecular machines in factories whose jobs are to generate and conduct electrical currents. The currents run turbines that packetize the energy in molecules of ATP, which are then used by most processes in the cell. New discoveries continue to fascinate scientists with how mitochondria work. Some scientists use their energy to find ways Darwinian evolution could build the machinery of life.