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We finally know what Ötzi the Iceman ate for his last meal

“Stone Age bacon”.

Researchers working to understand the details surrounding the life and death of Ötzi the Iceman 5,300 years ago have discovered that his last meal was a form of dried meat that they’re calling Stone Age bacon. 580 more words

EVOLUTION

Is It a Bird or a Dinosaur? A Tale of a Tail Trapped in Amber

At the tail end* of last year, the discovery of “Eva” (more formally known as DIP-V-15103) was announced as a dinosaur tail with feathers preserved in Cretaceous amber. 511 more words

Evolution

Defeating Darwinism (Book Review)

Sometimes a specialized subject matter expert is actually not the most qualified person to critique a related idea.  Case in point: Who would you trust more for advice on a difficult end-of-life decision for a loved one?  1,639 more words

Book Review

Complex life could have existed on Earth at least once before

We might not be the first.

Complex life might have come and gone on Earth long before the multicellular organisms we’re familiar with today arose, a new study suggests. 875 more words

EVOLUTION

Natural selection is causing a decline in human 'education genes', say scientists

Is our species on a downwards spiral?

 

The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 years, and researchers are suggesting that they’re now under  767 more words

EVOLUTION

Killer whale menopause evolved from mother-daughter conflict

From Cosmos Magazine, January 13, 2017 (Image: Shawn McCready via Flickr)

Menopause is an evolutionary anomaly. Only in three species – humans, orcas and short-finned pilot whales – does female reproduction grind to a halt part-way through life. 35 more words

Biology

Plants that Think and Speak

“EVERYTHING in the Universe, throughout all its kingdoms, is conscious,” H. P. Blavatsky wrote, “is endowed with a consciousness of its own kind and on its own plane of perception.” 1,414 more words

Consciousness