Beginnings
UCLA/Christelle Snow

Shocked snails and the wonders of RNA

Science | Scientists discover new function for genetic workhorse
by Julie Borg
Posted 5/24/18, 03:36 pm

Researchers at UCLA say they transferred memories between marine snails through injections of RNA.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times

Rewriting Wolfe

Evolution | The popular author’s eulogists strike his disdain for Darwin from the record
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/17/18, 03:26 pm

The U.S. news media remembered author Tom Wolfe, who died Monday, as a groundbreaker, a magician of words, and a one-of-a-kind genius who revived American fiction. But most of the obituaries that applauded him for his iconoclasm ignored his most savage blow to elitism—his denunciation of Darwinian evolution.

Read more

Photo by Günter Bechly/Biologic Institute, Redmond, Wash.

Providential discoveries

Intelligent Design | Intelligent design proponent stumbles onto a new species
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/10/18, 02:24 pm

A German paleontologist recently announced the discovery of a new species of dragonfly with ties to intelligent design, a providential discovery he highlighted by naming the insect for one of ID’s longtime champions.

Read more