Biology Archive

Enigmas of Science: How did the Brain evolve?

Tracing back the evolutionary history of something is much like a detective sifting through the crime scene trying to make sense of it all; following the leads and joining the dots. The human evolution project – as far as studying it is concerned –

Researchers discover new fossils suggesting Mars had perfect conditions for early life-forms

Researchers have discovered the oldest fossil on Earth pointing towards the fact that the early life organisms existed on earth, and were thriving some 4.2 billion years ago. This new estimate is hundreds of millions of years earlier than it was previously believed by

Children have a psychological bias towards creationism, now it’s taught in schools

A Gallup poll suggests that 42% of Americans believe in a creationist account for explaining the existence of human kind. This is a surprising figure considering the overwhelming evidence and consensus for evolution by natural selection. Unfortunately, the creationist angle is strengthened by people such as

7 Scientific Falsehoods That Didn’t Go Out Without A Fight

Science doesn’t stand still, and, in fact, its usefulness as a driver of knowledge is rooted in this fact. Unfortunately, when a theory is disproven in the scientific field it doesn’t necessarily disappear from the mind of the average person. Most of these myths

13 shocking pictures showing how we used to ‘treat’ the mentally ill

People with psychiatric problems were not always considered fully human: even within the last 100 years problems ranging from epilepsy and schizophrenia to things like dementia, post-traumatic stress, and even childhood misbehavior were treated with shocking cruelty. Humans were chained, heated, cooled, irradiated, shocked,

10 Gender Norms We Need To Change

There is a degree of embedded sexism in the expectations we have, and stories we tell, within our culture. I am not talking about words like “humanity” having man in it, but instead about the idea that a stoic woman would be anything but

10 Ways To Live Healthier

Healthy is really a funny word, since until very recently it simply meant “without sickness or injury.” With such a definition, I could list 1000+ different ways to live that wouldn’t result in sickness. To fill the hole in this definition, we will be using

9 Real Issues Wrongly Attributed to GMOs

When discussing and writing about GMOs, many arguments are put forth on why they are “bad” and should be avoided. However, many of these are not about GMOs, but rather, are issues that we’re facing in modern agriculture and in our economy. In this

MMS: Miracle Mineral Scam

MMS, or the Miracle (or Master) Mineral Solution, has both gained and lost popularity in waves since 2006. The name Miracle Mineral Solution was coined by Jim Humble, a man with no medical or scientific qualifications, in a self-published book promoting the use of

What’s the difference between the cold and the flu?

On first glance, you might think that a cold is just a mild flu, and fact this might be the case 15-20% of the time due to the fact that they share many symptoms and even look similar on the molecular level (not genetically, though).