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Science denied: Why does doubt persist?

The sign in front of the tall display case at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History lures visitors to "meet one of your oldest relatives." Inside stands a morganucodon, a mouse-like animal ...

Oct 12, 2012 4.1 / 5 (19) 150

The origins of laughter

We know the benefits of laughter on health. But why do we laugh? What are the evolutionary origins of laughter and humour? Steven Légaré has asked these questions and has made them the subject of his master's ...

Mar 27, 2013 3 / 5 (4) 1

Fossil record receives new timeline

Beginning around 542 million years ago, a profusion of animals with shells and skeletons began to appear in the fossil record. So many life forms appeared during this time that it is often referred to as the ...

Nov 10, 2010 4.3 / 5 (9) 0 | with audio podcast

Why didn't Darwin discover Mendel's laws?

Mendel solved the logic of inheritance in his monastery garden with no more technology than Darwin had in his garden at Down House. So why couldn't Darwin have done it too? A Journal of Biology article argues that Darwin ...

Feb 27, 2009 3.6 / 5 (13) 1