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We have seen evolution happening!

In Escherichia coli. http://www.pnas.org/content/105/23/7899.full The team of Richard Lenski have been studying these bacteries for over 40…

Started by Malena

4 Nov 27, 2009
Reply by Glenn Sogge

Crocaduck discovered?!? That's it, I've heard everything

3 new ancient crocodile species fossils found (link) Including a cool herbivorous crocodile, and a running crocodile there is: "Anatosuch…

Started by John Secular Smith

8 Nov 27, 2009
Reply by Mike K.

Chicago Tribune Battles Autism Treatments

In tomorrow's (Nov 22) paper, on the front page, is another long (lead + big picture leading to two full pages inside) article about the tr…

Started by Glenn Sogge

4 Nov 23, 2009
Reply by Glenn Sogge

Scientists Create Bacteria that Lights Up Around Landmines

A stunning 87 countries around the world are still littered with undetonated landmines, and their impact is devastating. Tens of thousands…

Started by JayBarti

1 Nov 17, 2009
Reply by Jaume

Penguins evolve faster than we thought

Ancient penguin DNA raises doubts about accuracy of genetic dating techniques (link) I'm sure this story will be all the rage amongst the…

Started by John Secular Smith

5 Nov 12, 2009
Reply by Adriana Heguy

Beetle uses armor made of crap.

From LiveScience: Bug Wears Armor Made of Poo "A beetle apparently protects itself by constructing armor made from excrement, researchers…

Started by R. Daneel Olivaw

1 Nov 12, 2009
Reply by Adriana Heguy

Questions on abstract thinking

I have a few questions, please. 1. When a small child, say a 5 year old, sits down to draw, and he draws a pointy box for his house, and…

Started by A Former Member

10 Nov 12, 2009
Reply by Adriana Heguy

Becoming Human -- a three-part NOVA documentary

BECOMING HUMAN, PART 1 The first episode of Becoming Human -- a three-part NOVA documentary on what the latest scientific research reveals…

Started by Louis Davout

5 Nov 7, 2009
Reply by Louis Davout

Animal sex!

It seems like we humans lose our uniqueness a little more every day as behaviors formerly assumed to be purely human are observed in other…

Started by Catdoc

3 Nov 6, 2009
Reply by Jim DePaulo

Ancient nuclear reactors

Very speculative, but fascinating stuff. I wonder what the Creationist crowd would make of this. http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/conte

Started by Catdoc

3 Nov 3, 2009
Reply by Jo Jerome

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