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Biological Designs Worth Imitating

If these designs are so good that intelligent minds want to mimic them, who can believe they emerged by chance?

Design of Life Update: Marine Biology

The animal stars of Illustra Media's "Design of Life" documentaries are still in the news: this time, whales, dolphins, fish and sea turtles.

Strange and Wonderful Animals Explored

Look at what scientists are learning about some common animals, and others not so common.

Crazy Convergences Distort Darwinism

Get a load of this: Darwinians claim that complex features arose independently multiple times by an unknown process called "convergent evolution."

Fast Flight Specializations in Birds and Bats

When you are moving rapidly, you need to see things differently.

Animals Can Be Smarter Than You Think

Here are four organisms with surprising mental powers.

Mammal Champs Strut Their (Unevolved) Stuff

Here's a showcase of very different mammals all deserving of the same thing: admiration. You don't do that by attributing them to evolution.

News from the Living Waters

Animal heroes of the Illustra film "Living Waters" are still making headlines.

Nature Inspires Hi-Tech Design

Scientists and engineers continue the gold rush to imitate nature's solutions to problems.

Evolutionary Enigmas

Neo-Darwinism is at war with the observations, and the observations might just win.

Animal Superheroes

Here are some animals, some common and some little-known, whose abilities astonish scientists.

Surprising Animals Old and New

Moving creatures, whether extant or extinct, never cease to hold fascination for human observers.

Bats Are Home-Run Flyers

You don't just put wings on a naked mole rat and make it fly. Bats are designed to be aero-bat-ic champions.

The Parts List for Hearing

Want to hear what goes on when you hear sounds? Hair cells wave in the fluid, responding to specific frequencies, and hundreds of proteins go into action.

"Convergent Evolution" Widespread at All Scales in Ocean

A study of marine tetrapods that "evolved" for ocean life shows "convergent evolution" rampant at all scales over "hundreds of millions of years."

Let's Get [Thankful for the] Physical

Wonders of the human body continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.

Animals Overcome Limitations of Physics

The limits of human engineering have been overcome by animals in surprising ways worth imitating.

Fossil Whale Already Had Echolocation

Once again, a complex trait appears fully formed and functional in the fossil record.

Genetic Convergent Evolution Strains Credibility

"Convergent evolution" is the term given to similar designs that shouldn't be related. Recent widespread examples threaten to make the term lose any coherence it might have had

Amazing Body Facts

There are more wonders in your body than you can possibly imagine. Here are half a dozen new findings for conversation starters.

Unique Mammal Senses

The ability to sense the environment is vital to all living things, and is a key characteristic that separates life from non-life. The senses are not limited to the five we learn as children – sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. In the animal kingdom there are more. Some of them repurpose existing organs; some detect other information from the world not detectable with the normal sense organs. In mammals, two very different animals – bats and dolphins – have expanded our understanding of sensation.