Planet of the Apes Archive: August, 2012

The Genetics of Venus the Famous Cat

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Her name is Venus. She's a fast-rising video and social media star, noted for her strikingly unusual coloration. Half her face is black and... Read more

Bill Nye Attacks Creationism, and Says we Need Engineers

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This was originally posted in the Knight Science Journalism Tracker. I thought it was also relevant to planet-of-the-apes, so I'm posting it... Read more

Multiple Human Species Were Likely The Norm

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Here's my evolution column for this week. It also appeared today in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The image shows the fossilized remains of a... Read more

Playboy Interivew: Richard Dawkins Busts Creation Canards

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Starting next month I’ll be moonlighting for another blog – the esteemed Knight Science Journalism Tracker. As this is a slow season... Read more

Climate Change: A Nobel Laureate Emphasizes the Big Picture

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In his plenary talk at the American Chemical Society last week, Nobel winner Mari Molina painted a picture of our atmosphere as wafer thin... Read more

Why are So Many Chemists Creationists?

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I have plenty to report on the American Chemical Society taking place this week, but my weekly column deadline looms, so for now I’ll... Read more

A Simple Solution to the Algebra Teaching Conundrum

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People are still chattering about a July 28 New York Times piece titled “Is Algebra Necessary?” Author Andrew Hacker argued that... Read more

Sex and the Evolutionary Psychology of Helen Gurley Brown

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This is my evolution column for this week. It will also run in Monday’s Philadelphia Inquirer: A while back, a reader wanted me to investigate... Read more