Biology Helps Us Understand the Blessing of Grasses
Don’t walk on the grass, that “often undervalued” form of life, without looking down. It’s amazing down there.
Evolutionary Psychologist Argues that Worms Feel Pain. But How?
Wait. Barash’s hypothesis overlooks the fact that suffering is more than an alarm system. An alarm could be going off in an empty building.
A Bridge Too Far? In Search of Precambrian Sponges
The most celebrated Precambrian sponge may not be a sponge at all. Watch Darwinians try to coax it into spongehood.
Small Wonders: Design in Tiny Creatures
Miniature designs often require more foresight and delicate engineering than large designs. Examples are abundant in the living world.
Worming Evolution into the Cambrian Explosion
A new fossil worm from the closing days of the Ediacaran is being celebrated as a missing link that demonstrates a gradual Cambrian diversification, not an explosion.