evolution

These Walking Fish Raised Out Of Water On Land Help Explain Evolution

We know that hundreds of millions of years ago that fish left the water and eventually evolved into land animals. But what if we could see it happen right now? We sort of can. Scientists are raising fish to survive outside of water and to walk on land and they’re changing right before our eyes.


This Video Of The Evolution Of Nike Shoes Since 1971 Is Pretty Damn Cool

Polish design and creative studio Hello Mono made this cool video that shows four decades of Nike shoes evolution. While watching it I found myself trying to spot all the Nike sneakers I ever owned. All of them were from the company’s first decade.


Cool History Of Evolution Turns Lifeforms Into Robots

Video: This ad for the German technology store Saturn makes as much sense as a Transformers movie: Zero. But I like how it tells the evolution of life on Earth making a parallel with the evolution of human technology.


The Evolution Of Film Opening Titles

Video: This neat short film explains the evolution of film opening titles throughout history. Even if they are not as necessary as they used to — you can get any cast and crew information on the internet — they are still really important to set the mood of the film and to let us know that is time to shut up and start dreaming.


This Is Why We Have Brains In Our Heads And Not Our Bums

Video: This video explains why our brains are at the end of our bodies in our heads. Evolutionary advantage led to sensory organs clustered together around animals’ eating ends and early brains developed. Only later did animals start to protect these assets with skulls and then develop other advantages such as jaws.


Top Five Misconceptions About Evolution, According To Science

Purdue University’s Ph. D. student Caleb Trujillo posted this infographic explaining the top five misconceptions about evolution — misconceptions that are believed by many to be true and widely used by creationists to attack evolution.


Why Do We Still Have Pubic Hair?

It’s a biological mystery that has perplexed humanity through the ages — especially in recent times when so many of us go to such great lengths to remove it. What useful purpose could pubic and armpit hair possibly serve?


How Our Early Ancestors Spread Far And Wide, Mapped

Over six million years ago, we split off from our common ancestor with chimps. But scientists have recently been finding fossils all over the planet that show that hominins diversified into a wide range of species away from their native Africa.


US TV Network 'Accidentally' Cut Evolution Out Of Cosmos

The Cosmos reboot was fairly generous as far as leaving room for religious interpretation goes. But apparently, one Fox affiliate station in Oklahoma City decided there was still just a little too much science talk for their liking, so they cut out the 15-second mention of evolution.


Scientists Find Striking Similarities Between Human And Dog Brains

It’s funny watching dogs do human things. It’s funny to watch them drive cars. It’s funny to watch them sit in chairs. But, seriously, new research shows that dogs actually are just like us. At least they are when it comes to processing voices and emotion — and, now, we have the brain scans to prove it.


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