Design of Life Update: Birds
March 9, 2017
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. […]
Evolution Deniers of the Non-Human Kind
January 24, 2017
Here are some fun animals and plants worth knowing about, not only for what they do, but for the pained expression they give Darwinians.
Bird Non-Evolution from Dinosaurs
December 29, 2016
Losing traits won't make a dinosaur fly, and other conundrums in the presumed dinosaur-to-bird evolutionary story.
Inspiring Life Motivates Designers
September 17, 2016
Here's the latest collection of bio-inspired designs brought to you by plants, animals, and cells.
Bird Flight Story Falsified
July 19, 2016
A simplistic story about bird flight influenced a generation of evolution students, but it was wrong.
July 7, 2016
In the world of flying animals, stories of remarkable physical engineering come to light.
Bird Wings Found in Amber
June 30, 2016
The modern appearance is empirical. The date is philosophical.
Bird Brain Is a Compliment
March 5, 2016
Birds are as smart as apes, even though long separated in ancestral time according to Darwin.
Bats Are Home-Run Flyers
May 23, 2015
You don't just put wings on a naked mole rat and make it fly. Bats are designed to be aero-bat-ic champions.
Early Bird Exacerbates Dinosaur Transition
May 5, 2015
It flew, and looks like a modern shorebird, but it pushes back the evolution of birds from dinosaurs by millions of years. Then there's that unicorn thing.
Animal PhDs in Physics
March 3, 2015
Many animals and plants have mastered physics and chemistry. Engineers would do well to learn from them.
Birds Evolved Fast Except When They Evolved Slow
November 4, 2014
To make a dinosaur fly, you have to adjust the rate of evolution by orders of magnitude, and commit other scientific fallacies.
Cretaceous Starling Flew Over Feathered Dinosaurs
February 8, 2014
A beautifully-preserved fossil from China shows a full-fledged bird doing just fine 60 million years before T. rex walked.