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An Unexpected Forest Helper: Mistletoe

Long thought a tree-killing bane, parasitic mistletoe appears to do much more good than harm to a forest ecology.

Carol of the Birds

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

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

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

Scientists continue finding the real world to be opposite evolutionary expectations. Here are some recent examples.

Big Mean Bird Was Vegan

Diatryma, a giant flightless bird often portrayed as a wicked carnivore, may have gently dined on plants.

Inventions Inspired by Mother Nature's Designs

Biological solutions to physical challenges are inspiring new technologies.

Another Flap Over Dinosaur Feathers

The first North American "feathered dinosaur" has put the media in a frenzy of celebration over questionable data.

Upper Limit Set on DNA Age

Forget Jurassic Park; DNA cannot last anywhere near 65 million years, researchers say.

Evolution Funnies

Sometimes Darwinians are funny. They take themselves so seriously, applying natural selection to everything on earth except their own seriousness.

Life Uses Quantum Mechanics

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

Lizards have spongy hearts. Birds and humans have advanced electrical hearts. Just stretch out the sponge, and voila!

Cheetahs Prosper with Rear-Wheel Drive

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

Strict application of the "scientific method" is blinding some scientists to the real world, two authors claim.

Zoo Celebrates Bio-Inspiration

The San Diego Zoo has a new Centre for Bioinspiration, promoting invention based on life's solutions to practical problems.
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