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Design of Life Update: Birds

March 9, 2017 in Amazing FactsBirdsDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursEducationIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of Science

Illustra Media’s Design of Life documentaries only began to explore the marvels of life. In this entry, we look at more wonders among birds. Eggs come in a variety of sizes and shapes, as shown in a rapid-fire series in the Illustra film. In an “Egg Mythbuster” piece, Phys.org explains why some eggs are pear-shaped. […]

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The Evolution of Penguins

May 23, 2013 in Amazing FactsBirdsDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursFossilsGeneticsIntelligent DesignPhysics

Science reporters are dancing with happy feet about a news story supposedly explaining how penguins evolved.

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Amazing Bird Tricks

October 27, 2011 in Amazing FactsAwardsBiologyBiomimeticsBirdsDarwin and EvolutionFossilsIntelligent DesignIssuesOriginsPhilosophy of Science

Angry Birds” are perhaps the best known species among electronic bird-watchers these days, but we should never forget that real birds are amazing creatures. Incredibly diverse (think ostrich to hummingbird to penguin), they continue to fascinate scientists and laymen. Here are some recent science stories about our feathered friends.

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