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We are the champions, On the Origin of Man’s Best Friend, the secret of Jeholopterus ninchengensis, and more!
“Mammals are special,” declares the leader of a new study on animal success rates. Just what does he mean?
If the idea behind item #1 (above) is correct, perhaps the domestic dog would be the biggest “winner” of all.
New research by an international group of researchers has fueled the debate over where the domestic dog originated: Africa or East Asia? At the center of the debate is the question of whether African or East Asian dog populations have more genetic diversity, based on the idea that earlier domestication would result in more genetic diversity today.
What were pterosaurs really like? An uncertain topic grows all the more perplexing after a new look at an old fossil.
They’re the incredibly intelligent, tool-wielding animals we’ve covered frequently in the past. No, not chimps; we’re talking about crows once again.
In one of the strangest news stories we’ve examined to date, an Oxford biologist declares that Genesis is incredibly accurate; then says “creationism is totally unfounded”; then admits “the first page of the Bible . . . doesn’t spell out any of the science in detail.”
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