Delicate Spider Fossil Discovered

Delicate Spider Fossil DiscoveredDiscovering fossil spiders has become fairly common.1 Each time they have been 100% spiders, not vague evolutionary ancestors with partial or transitional features.2

 

Now a whole collection of “ancient” spiders from the Cretaceous (Albian) Jinji Formation in Korea has been discovered.More...

A T. rex Swimming with Sharks?

A T. rex Swimming with Sharks?

The last time I checked, sharks didn’t swim on land. Most shark species inhabit saltwater oceans. Maybe tyrannosaurs swam some, but they didn’t dwell in oceans. Yet somehow sharks and tyrannosaurs died and were buried together. This curious combination calls for a big rethink on an issue that a new study just made bigger.

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"Ancient" Fossil Still Has Hagfish Slime Residue

"Ancient" Fossil Still Has Hagfish Slime Residue

Hagfish look creepy. They can act creepy, too. Having no bones, they tie themselves into sliding figure eight knots that help them tear mouthfuls of flesh from the seafloor carcasses on which they feed. And don’t squeeze one unless you want an armload of instantly-expanding slime. Unique slime glands positioned along the sides of their long, slender bodies eject slime-making proteins that fill the gills of would-be predators.More...

Meteorite Impact Observed During Lunar Eclipse

Meteorite Impact Observed During Lunar Eclipse

On January 21, 2019, during a total lunar eclipse, astronomers and amateur stargazers alike saw a small meteorite strike the lunar surface.1 The collision was seen as a flash of light just before midnight Eastern Time. The darkened surface of the moon during the eclipse made the flash much easier to see.More...

Revealing Our Fossil Wall

Revealing Our Fossil Wall

It was an exciting week here at ICR as we watched workers carefully mount nine fossil replicas to the Discovery Center’s exterior wall. Each 12ˈ×12ˈ panel weighs 3,500 pounds! Two of them are based on fossils in ICR’s collection. Artisans carved the replicas out of modeling clay and cast them in concrete.

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Red Algae Lazarus Effect Can't Resurrect Evolution

Red Algae Lazarus Effect Can

Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. and Timothy L. Clarey, Ph.D.

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Yeast Introns Not Junk After All

Yeast Introns Not Junk After All

The junk DNA paradigm has proven to be an ill-founded icon of evolution. We’ve witnessed its pet sub-theories systematically debunked as we learn more and more about how creatures’ DNA systems work. And now one of the pet darlings of junk DNA speculation, the alleged useless nature of introns (intervening noncoding pieces of genes), has also been tossed in the evolutionary trash heap.More...

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