An Unexpected Forest Helper: Mistletoe
December 31, 2012
Long thought a tree-killing bane, parasitic mistletoe appears to do much more good than harm to a forest ecology.
Carol of the Birds
December 24, 2012
Can birds make you happy? Some scientists think so, but why? There seems to be a connection between seeing birds in their natural habitat and a person’s sense of well-being, reported Science Daily. Whether that is true may be a function of the setting and species of bird (buzzards, ostriches probably not rating as high […]
Evolution of Flight: A Story Looking for Evidence
December 3, 2012
An evolutionary dogma is that land dinosaurs evolved into flying birds. When the claims are acid-washed with critical analysis, what evidence remains?
Make Like a Dog, Owl, or Beetle: How Biomimetics Will Improve Our Lives
November 30, 2012
The greatest breakthroughs in health and engineering may be as near as the back yard: 13 more stimulating stories from biomimetics.
More Falsified Darwinian Expectations
November 24, 2012
Scientists continue finding the real world to be opposite evolutionary expectations. Here are some recent examples.
Big Mean Bird Was Vegan
November 23, 2012
Diatryma, a giant flightless bird often portrayed as a wicked carnivore, may have gently dined on plants.
Inventions Inspired by Mother Nature's Designs
November 2, 2012
Biological solutions to physical challenges are inspiring new technologies.
Another Flap Over Dinosaur Feathers
October 31, 2012
The first North American "feathered dinosaur" has put the media in a frenzy of celebration over questionable data.
Upper Limit Set on DNA Age
October 12, 2012
Forget Jurassic Park; DNA cannot last anywhere near 65 million years, researchers say.
September 28, 2012
Sometimes Darwinians are funny. They take themselves so seriously, applying natural selection to everything on earth except their own seriousness.
Life Uses Quantum Mechanics
September 25, 2012
Long before man discovered quantum mechanics, birds and other living creatures were using it to good advantage.
From Lizard to Gymnast in One Hearty Stretch
September 14, 2012
Lizards have spongy hearts. Birds and humans have advanced electrical hearts. Just stretch out the sponge, and voila!
Cheetahs Prosper with Rear-Wheel Drive
September 9, 2012
Learn about how cheetahs accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds, and other wonders of the living world.
Scientists Need to Get Out More
September 8, 2012
Strict application of the "scientific method" is blinding some scientists to the real world, two authors claim.
Zoo Celebrates Bio-Inspiration
August 31, 2012
The San Diego Zoo has a new Centre for Bioinspiration, promoting invention based on life's solutions to practical problems.