An Anti-Evolution Bill In Ohio Almost Included A Ban On Aristotle

Legislation introduced in Ohio's House of Representatives would, if passed, rewrite the state's education standards by encouraging teachers to teach "both sides" of the "debate" on evolution and climate change. And, on top of that, an initial draft of the bill would have banned major works of thought and literature. » 8/20/14 9:20am Wednesday 9:20am

Why Do Creationists Place So Much Importance On A Prehistoric Mollusk?

Along the Grand Canyon section of the Colorado River sits a canyon that was carved out of redwall limestone by flowing water. There, the rocks contain fossils of the orthocone nautioloid, which lived 500-200 million years ago. But a prominent young-Earth creationist says they're solid proof of Noah's flood. » 8/15/14 8:45am 8/15/14 8:45am

Why Are So Few People Left-Handed?

Today marks the 22nd annual International Left-Handers Day. To celebrate, let's look at why only around one in ten people is left-handed. Why, pray tell, are lefties are so rare – or, said another way, why are most of us righties? It seems like a simple question, but it's actually one of the biggest mysteries in all… » 8/13/14 12:20pm 8/13/14 12:20pm

What Real-Life Plants Could Groot Have Evolved From?

Where did Groot come from? In reality, he came from the imaginations of Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers, and Stan Lee. In the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, he came from another planet. In this essay, he came from the stuff in your yard. We'll see which plants might have evolved, over time, to become the world's most… » 8/04/14 8:00am 8/04/14 8:00am

No, It's Not Your Imagination -- Your Dog Is Actually Feeling Jealous

Humans share basic emotions like anger, sadness, and joy with other animals. But for a long time, scientists argued that complex cognition is necessary for secondary emotions like jealousy and guilt. Owners see those emotions in their dogs all the time, however — and now it turns out they may be right. » 7/23/14 12:38pm 7/23/14 12:38pm

Darwin's Entire Library Aboard The HMS Beagle Is Now Available Online

A historian has reconstructed the lost library of books that accompanied Charles Darwin during his five-year scientific voyage across the world, allowing the public to read the more than 400 volumes that served as reference and inspiration for the young naturalist whose theories would revolutionize biology. » 7/17/14 6:55am 7/17/14 6:55am