Sponge-like Fossils May Be the Oldest Animal Ever Found, or Just

A spongy structure discovered in 890-million-year-old rock unearthed in Canada’s Northwest Territories may be the oldest known fossilized animal body, according to a study that will add to the longstanding debate about the planet’s oldest animal life. In An article published Wednesday in the journal NatureElizabeth Turner, a geologist at Laurentian University in Ontario, described …

Animal Shocks, Lobotomies, and Other Stories of Bad Science

ICEPICK SURGERYMurder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy and Other Horrible Acts in the Name of Scienceby Sam Kean Here’s something you probably didn’t learn in your school’s history classes: The great Thomas Edison and his colleagues were involved in the killing of 44 dogs, six calves, and two horses in their attempt to portray changing current technology …