Evolution

Evolutionary Forces Explain Why Women Live Longer Than Men

Despite research efforts to find modern factors that would explain the different life expectancies of men and women, the gap is actually ancient and universal, according to University of Michigan researchers. "Women live longer in almost every country ...

Article - News Staff - May 7 2007 - 11:43pm

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