Bones with dimples, revisiting the “hobbit,” human rights for a chimp, a travesty in Europe, and bird navigation make up this week’s News to Note.
Bumps on the forearm bone of a velociraptor fossil are creating considerable excitement for advocates of the dinosaurs-to-birds hypothesis.
Another study about the famous (or is it infamous?) “hobbit,” further stokes the debate: diseased or different?
His name notwithstanding, the current legal case for the personhood of Mr. Matthew Hiasl Pan (a chimp) is in jeopardy, reports the Associated Press from Vienna, Austria.
The Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly will spend part of next week debating and voting on a resolution that opposes the teaching of creation and intelligent design in science classes, saying attacks on evolutionary theory are based on “forms of religious extremism” that attack both science and human rights.
According to a new study published in PLoS ONE, the ability to see the earth's magnetic field may be more than fantasy for birds.
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