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How Big Bird Evolved into Little Kiwi

The latest story about flightless birds is so counter-intuitive, maybe it belongs on Sesame Street instead of textbooks.

Wonderful Lives

Biologists continue to find unexpected wonders in living things.

Three More Ways to Benefit from Nature's Designs

Three completely different biological mechanisms, at different scales of size, studied by different universities: all agree nature's designs are wonderful, but difficult to imitate.

News About Bird Evolution

We've just heard about some amazing birds. Now, what to secular scientists say about how they evolved?

News for the Birds

Our human readers are allowed to peek in on these headlines for and about our feathered intellectuals.

Biomimetics Is All About Design Inspiration

Scientists wouldn't rush to design things after nature's examples if they weren't well designed.

Bumming Herds of Hummingbirds into Evolution

Any well-designed animal can be forced into an evolutionary story if you allow the rules to evolve, too.

Bizarre Animal Discoveries

Strange things have been coming to light about animals we knew and animals we didn't; bizarre animals, and normal animals with bizarre traits.

Cat Whiskers and Narwhal Tusks: Why Things Are

In the animal world, unique features often have well-designed functions.

Imaginary Feathers Found on American Dinosaur

Once again, imaginary feathers have been discovered on a "bird-like" dinosaur, this time from the Dakotas.

Parasites Can Help the Ecology

A parasitologist suggests that parasites don't just rob and steal; they usually do good as functional players in an ecosystem.

How Useful Is Evolutionary Theory?

In science, it's not enough to have a paradigm that merely keeps scientists busy, if they are rarely right.

Exceptional Beauty and Design in Animals

Here are four animals, some you probably never heard of, that deserve design awards for art and technology.

Story on Evolution of Birds Glosses Over Details

It takes more to turn a dinosaur into a bird than changing arm and leg ratios and reducing body size.

Biomimetics Quiz

Match the living thing with the technology being developed by imitating its design features.
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