- Maybe Your Ancestors Really Were Bean Brained
A surprisingly complete fossil skull of an ancient relative of humans, apes and monkeys bears striking evidence that our remote ancestor was less mentally advanced than expected by about 29 million years ago. The second and most intact cranium found of Aeg ...
Article - News Staff - May 15 2007 - 1:33pm
- Evolution In The Lab
Nature, through the trial and error of evolution, has discovered a vast diversity of life from what can only presumed to have been a primordial pool of building blocks. Inspired by this success, a new Biodesign Institute research team, led by John Chaput, ...
Article - News Staff - May 22 2007 - 9:50pm
- Did Apes Develop Orange Skin To Look Sexier?
Researchers at Ohio University have found that after primates evolved the ability to see red, they began to develop red and orange skin and hair. Humans, apes and Old World monkeys, such as macaques and leaf monkeys, all have trichromatic vision, which al ...
Article - News Staff - May 27 2007 - 11:25pm
- New Theory Of Evolution- Man Learned To Walk In Trees
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that humans’ ability to walk upright developed from ancestors foraging for food in forest tree tops and not from walking on all fours on open land. It was traditionally thought that humans became upright ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 1 2007 - 10:50am
- Origins Of Nervous System Found In Genes Of Sea Sponge
Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have discovered significant clues to the evolutionary origins of the nervous system by studying the genome of a sea sponge, a member of a group considered to be among the most ancient of all animals ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 5 2007 - 8:49pm
- Why Did Woolly Mammoths Die?
It's long been thought that humans hunted woolly mammoths to extinction. Anthropogenic global hunting, as it were. Or that a cataclysmic event did the trick. It may be neither of those and just simple genetics. DNA lifted from the bones, teeth, and tu ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 8 2007 - 1:51am
- Sean Carroll's Smackdown Of Michael Behe
This week's issue of Science has a book review (subscription required unfortunately) of Michael's Behe's latest effort to defend Intelligent Design Creationism. Michael Behe's latest book, The Edge of Evolution, contains Behe's lat ...
Article - Michael White - Nov 11 2007 - 1:10pm
- Creation Museum Reveals Adam's Sordid Past
I took a long weekend so I guess this story is a few days old but I had to relay it because it is so funny! Thanks to Hank Campbell who organizes Scientific Blogging for sending it along. The Creation Museum of Petersburg, Kansas has been wrought with cri ...
Article - Sarda Sahney - Jul 25 2007 - 10:14am
- From Pygmy To Panda
Although it may sound like an oxymoron, a University of Iowa anthropologist and his colleagues report the first discovery of a skull from a "pygmy-sized" giant panda-- the earliest-known ancestor of the giant panda-- that lived in south China som ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 18 2007 - 7:02pm
- Parthenogenesis- Now Sharks Can Have Virgin Births Too
A team of American and Irish researchers has concluded that the mysterious appearance in 2001 of an infant female bonnethead shark at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo in a tank that held only two adult female sharks was the result of parthenogenesis (Gr. virg ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2007 - 6:53pm