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Rare bird alert

Researchers have collated a list of the 100 most rare and unique bird species, many of which are facing extinction. The researchers warn that half of the 100 highest ranked bird species are receiving little or no conservation attention.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Study: Honey as brain food may have fueled evolution

Anthropologists have long theorized that improved nutrition helped early hominids evolve into the more advanced homo sapiens. In addition to eating more meats and vegetables, a new study suggests honey also played a major role.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 3 comments

Popular Reddit user, scientists creating children's book

In collaboration with a team of scientists, an ecologist popular on Reddit is raising funds to create a children's book aimed at teaching evolution in a fun and interesting way.
In the Media by Stephanie Medeiros

Op-Ed: 'How did we get here' debate still goes on

How old is the earth? Where did we come from? These questions have been the subject of fierce arguments for the last two centuries. Science tells us our planet is very old, but Christians say the bible tells us it's only 6,000 years old. Who's right?
In the Media by Karen Graham - 12 comments

Stingray populations in decline

A new report finds that about a quarter of the world’s cartilaginous fish species are at risk of extinction. This includes many rays and some shark species.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Dogs evolved from wolves due to human domestication

Chicago - A new genetic study of modern canines supports the theory that humans domesticated dogs from wolves, and this happened before humans began to grow crops.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Photo essay: Lost species 'rediscovered' during 2013

Each year it is common for many species to be declared extinct. On the other hand, it is quite rare for species labeled as extinct to be 'rediscovered'. With 'rediscovery', 2013 has proved to be an unusual year.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

400,000-year-old bone raises new questions on human evolution

A fossilized thigh bone found by scientists in a cave in Spain turned out not to be from a Neanderthal as they had expected, but from a Denisovan, a different group of extinct early humans.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 14 comments

Op-Ed: Creationist group tries again to discredit science organization

Once again, the pseudo-scientific outfit known as the Discovery Institute is attempting to attack evolution and anyone who fights for science education.
In the Media by Dan Arel - 26 comments

Op-Ed: What is the driving force behind altruism?

In the classic dichotomy of nature vs. nurture there exists a separation of views among philosophers and biologists as well as psychologists and geneticists.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 1 comment
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How Organisms Evolve New Functions

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has documented the step-by-step process in which organisms evolve...
Dec 3, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Evolution of microbes and viruses: a paradigm shift in evolutionary biology?

A paper of interest: "When Charles Darwin formulated the central principles of evolutionary biology in the Origin of...
Nov 1, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle

Autsim & ADHD

Everyday a child is being misdiagnosed. Doctors aren't capable of knowing everything, and mistakes happen. Could...

How Many Species Are There on Earth and in the Ocean?

It is unknown how many species exist on Earth, because no one has yet counted them all. All existing estimates are...
Mar 9, 2012 in  New Science by Tim Sandle

Dawkins' Selfish Genes — are they really selfish?

The leap of imagination which led Richard Dawkins to propose a gene-centred view of evolution in his "selfish gene"...
Feb 21, 2012 by JohnThomas Didymus - 18 comments
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