PLOS One, a generally respected scientific journal that has been at the forefront of the open access movement, just published an article attributing the morphology of the human hand to Intelligent Design. Specifically, the abstract claims that
Welcome back to 2016 POTUS Candidates and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today I’ll briefly look at all 17 of the Republican Party candidates treated as serious candidates.
Welcome back to 2016 POTUS Candidates and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today I’ll briefly look at Governor Chris Christie, Governor Scott Walker, Governor John Kasich, and former Governor Jim Gilmore.
Welcome back to 2016 POTUS Candidates and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today I’ll briefly look at former Governor Rick Perry, former Governor Jeb Bush, awful human being Donald Trump, and former governor Bobby Jindal.
From the first moment a fossil is weathered out of its stony tomb, its days are sadly numbered. Wind, rain, the heat of day and cold of night relentlessly chip away at exposed fossils until they crumble to dust . . . unless a human happens to stumble across them first.
Welcome back to 2016 POTUS Candidates and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today I’ll briefly look at former Governor Mike Huckabee, former Senator Rick Santorum, former Governor George Pataki, and Senator Lindsey Graham.
Welcome back to 2016 POTUS Candidates and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today I’ll briefly look at Senator Rand Paul, Senator Marco Rubio, Dr. Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina.
The extremely awesome Vox.com has (as usual) a great article...this time about how our saber-toothed friends and there have always been questions about how they...well...how they worked at all.
Imagine a world where the air is hostile to life as we know it and the only way to move out of all but a tiny number of corners of the planet is inside machines and habitats. How about epic wars between increasingly sophisticated high-tech ships? What if the clones of captains and crews are all that’s left after the…
A feathered dinosaur with bat wings. That’s pretty much all you need to know about Yi qi to know that it was one special little dinosaur, a dinosaur that wasn’t going to let a little thing like “not having feathered wings” keep it from soaring through the skies.
Hi, and welcome to a potentially face-palming experience called 2016 POTUS Candidates and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today, I’ll examine Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who is going to formally enter the 2016 POTUS race tomorrow.
Hi! Long time no post. Apparently, trying to finish a PhD and plan a wedding at a same time is not a good idea =P
If you got 11 minutes and want to learn about how whales are a good demonstration of how we know evolution is a thing, here ya go.
Greetings from the world of yesterday!
Young-earth creationists don't ignore science. Instead, they reinterpret it to fit their belief system. One paleontologist was curious to find out what they teach about human ancestry, and how they interpret early human fossils. Here's what he found out.
Sweet, savory (umami), sour, bitter, and salty . . . the ability to detect these five primary tastes is shared by nearly all living animals, passed down to us from some ancestral gustatory prodigy over 900 million years ago. Fish, amphibians, birds, reptiles, mammals, and even insects share this tightly-conserved…
Interesting Carl Zimmer piece in the NY Times today. Looks like human tissue metabolism is drastically different from animal tissue metabolism in exactly two areas: our prefrontal cortex, and our muscles.
Ctenophores, also known as the "comb jellies", are an ancient phyla of animals. They have no HOX genes, at least some of which are present in every other animal except themselves and sponges. They lack many of the basic immune system adaptations common to all other animals, including sponges.
The frontpage yesterday had a short article pointing towards a recent poll of US citizen "confidence" in basic descriptions of scientific discoveries.
More footage of Kanzi the Bonobo making a campfire and cooking food just posted on Gawker. I am not familiar at all with the story of this ape at all but the fine articulations and apparent understanding of what he is doing make this an extremely extraordinary animal. When you see these creatures acting in ways that…