Planet of the Apes Archive: June, 2011

Scientists Add Color to Birds of the Dinosaur Age

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Nobody really knows what color the dinosaurs were, but that could change soon. Scientists are using X-rays to reveal traces of pigments in... Read more

Another Difficult Pageant Question: Should Math Be Taught in Schools?

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As a follow-up to yesterday's column on the word "belief" and the Miss USA contestants' views on evolution, I wanted to show this hilarious... Read more

‘Belief’ in evolution? It may be the wrong word

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When the contestants in the Miss USA pageant last week were asked whether evolution should be taught in schools, many volunteered that they... Read more

Creationists and Their Debunkers Back by Popular Demand

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Starting today, this blog will update much more often, and will begin to include new features as well as more regular discussion among readers... Read more

Genetics in the service of dietary needs

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When it comes to the popular "Paleo diets," it can be hard to know how exactly to eat like a caveman. Which cave? A good diet may depend on... Read more

One nasty evolver

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Today, our most fearsome natural enemies aren't big, fierce animals. They're microscopic invaders, with names like O104:H4. Their weapon is... Read more

A second genesis? No proof yet, but …

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It looked - for a moment - like one of science's deepest questions was cracking open last December. That's when a NASA-funded team announced... Read more

Fallout from racist, sexist blog post. Creationists blame Darwin.

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Creationist response and other fallout from racist and sexist blog post: In Monday’s column, I described a surprisingly mean-spirited... Read more