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Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science? - National Geographic Magazine
Science & Tech  (tags: science, intuition, beliefs, confirmation bias, society, global warming, evolution, creationism, Earth, reflection, food for thought )

Sylvie
- 18 hours ago - ngm.nationalgeographic.com
Why do we believe in what we do? What should we believe in and why? This thought-provoking article deals with scientific 'hard facts', emotional & intuitive viewpoints, sources of our beliefs, or confirmation bias..., probing some specific themes...
Evolution Theory Confirmed: Big Is Better, Stanford Researchers Say
Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, stanford, researchers, sea creatures, animals, discovery, research, science )

Lone
- 9 days ago - contracostatimes.com
A Stanford team now has proof that evolution favors growth: the researchers found that many lineages of sea creatures have evolved into behemoths.
The Mysterious 2 Billion-Year-Old Creature That Would Make Darwin Smile
Science & Tech  (tags: science, archaeology, evolution, Darwin, ancient bacteria, fossils )

Beatrice
- 25 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Far beneath the oceanâEUR(TM)s surface, buried in a layer of murky sludge, communities of ancient bacteria have existed virtually unchanged for nearly half of EarthâEUR(TM)s history.
How a MIT Science Prof Is Threatening to Undo Everything the Religious Right Holds Dear
Science & Tech  (tags: biology, evolution, life, creationism, planets, energy )

Freya
- 56 days ago - alternet.org
The Christian right's obsessive hatred of Darwin is a wonder to behold, but it could someday be rivaled by the hatred of someone you've probably never even heard of.
Human Taste for Alcohol Linked to Apes Eating Rotten Fruit
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, scientists, alcohol, evolution, discovery, study )

Michael
- 78 days ago - cbc.ca
One of the things that makes humans an unusual animal is that we like a drink - sometimes more than is good for us. Most animals lack the taste for booze and the ability to effectively metabolize the alcohol in it.
'The Hobbit' Turns 10: Find That Rewrote Human History
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, theories, human, evolution )

Ray
- 132 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The discovery of a tiny species of human 10 years ago has transformed theories of human evolution.
Next Time Your Creationist Friends Reject Evolution, Show Them This Video
Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, biology, creationism, fossils, videos )

Freya
- 141 days ago - rawstory.com
A new video from science advocates Stated Clearly provides an 11-minute examination of the evidence behind the theory of evolution that should come in handy for anyone debating the issue with creationists.
How Cities Are Making Our Rats Smarter and Spiders Bigger
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, humans, evolution, rats, spiders, urban living, research, scientists, study, society, world )

Carrie
- 143 days ago - macleans.ca
Aesop, it seems, was literally right in his 2,500-year-old fable of the country mouse and the city mouse. Humans are not the only creatures to have been altered in behaviour, and even in form, by urban experience.
NASA Invests $50 Million in 7 Astrobiology Research Groups to Answer All-Important Question: Are We Alone in the Universe?
Science & Tech  (tags: Astrobiology, NASA, Universe, Evolution, Life, Mars, Solar system )

Brian
- 145 days ago - techtimes.com
"The funding from the U.S. space agency will be split by seven teams of astrobiology researchers, which will receive about $8 million per group, to conduct over five years of study on the origins and evolutions of life on Earth."
New Deep-Sea Animal Species Look Like Mushrooms But Defy Classification
Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, animal, dendrogramma, mushrooms, species, ocean, animals, discovery, research, science, scientists, study )

Lone
- 179 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
A handful of strange mushroom-shaped animals discovered in the deep sea off Australia in the 1980s have finally been named by scientists.
Where Is Human Evolution Taking Us?
Science & Tech  (tags: world, humans, evolution, science, research, study, humans, history )

Darren
- 180 days ago - scientificamerican.com
WE ASKED leading scientists how they think humans will evolve in the future. Here is what they had to say. For more expert commentary, go to ScientificAmerican.com/sep2014/predictions
Tiny Genetic Differences Between Humans and Other Primates Pervade the Genome
Science & Tech  (tags: world, humans, history, genetic, primates, genome, Charles Darwin, evolution, species, gorilla, chimpanzee, bonobos )

Darren
- 181 days ago - scientificamerican.com
In 1871 Charles Darwin surmised that humans were evolutionarily closer to the African apes than to any other species alive. The recent sequencing of the gorilla, chimpanzee & bonobo genomes confirms that supposition & provides a clearer view of how. . .
Study Traces Dinosaur Evolution Into Early Birds
Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, dinosaurs, birds, Paleontology )

Freya
- 213 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Scientists have mapped how a group of fearsome, massive dinosaurs evolved and shrank to the likes of robins and hummingbirds.
Tyrannosaurs Prowled in Packs, B.C. Tracks Show
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, paleontology, dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus, research, discovery, science, evolution )

Michael
- 221 days ago - cbc.ca
It would have been terrifying to run into a tyrannosaur like Albertosaurus. The massive creature that roamed western North America about 70 million years ago was as long as a bus, with a wide smile of razor-sharp teeth and claws to match.
Spark of Life: Metabolism Appears in Lab Without Cells
Science & Tech  (tags: Life, Origins, Metabolism, RNA, Evolution, Earth )

Brian
- 307 days ago - newscientist.com
"Metabolic processes that underpin life on Earth have arisen spontaneously outside of cells. The serendipitous finding that metabolism - the cascade of reactions in all cells that provides them with the raw materials they need to survive - can happen..."
 

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