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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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Year-End Biomimetics Parade

December 31, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

What better way to end the year than a celebration of biomimetics, where fun and useful science never ends thanks to nature’s inspiring designs?

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Smarty Plants

October 21, 2016 in Amazing FactsBotanyCell BiologyIntelligent DesignPhysics

How can organisms stuck in the soil do so many amazing tricks?

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Masters of Physics in Nature

June 8, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyGeneticsIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Plants and animals sometimes keep PhD physicists wondering how they do what they do.

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Plant Brains Solve Problems

January 8, 2016 in Amazing FactsBotanyCell BiologyGeneticsGeologyIntelligent DesignPhysics

Without a physical brain or nervous system, plants know how to get about in place.

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Plants Borrow Their Transportation

April 2, 2015 in Amazing FactsBotanyIntelligent DesignPhysics

Seed dispersal in plants is a fascinating study about diverse mechanisms for survival. Here are two methods of hitchhiking on animal transportation.

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More Olympic Creatures

August 1, 2012 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMind and BrainTerrestrial Zoology

Plants and animals continue to amaze us with their Olympic-level abilities. New observations promote some to the award stand.

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Ingenious Seed Bomb “Designed by Evolution”

July 13, 2012 in Amazing FactsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammals

Red hot peppers! Can evolution “design” anything, especially a chemical bomb a plant uses to be sure its seeds get spread properly?

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Amazing Adaptations

September 26, 2011 in Amazing FactsAwardsBiologyBirdsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignIssuesMarine BiologyMicrobiologyOriginsPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

All biologists agree – creationists and evolutionists alike – that organisms show remarkable adaptations to their environment. They differ only in their explanations for how they got that way. Here are some remarkable examples of adaptation that will challenge any theory of origins.

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