Without Bromine, There Would Be No Animals
June 13, 2014
A 28th element has proven to be essential for life: bromine.
The Early Hummingbird Gets the Evolutionary Nectar
May 28, 2014
A three-inch fossil bird is said to be the earliest nectar-feeder, meaning pollination by birds is older and more complex than thought.
How Big Bird Evolved into Little Kiwi
May 24, 2014
The latest story about flightless birds is so counter-intuitive, maybe it belongs on Sesame Street instead of textbooks.
May 21, 2014
Biologists continue to find unexpected wonders in living things.
Three More Ways to Benefit from Nature's Designs
May 12, 2014
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
May 8, 2014
We've just heard about some amazing birds. Now, what to secular scientists say about how they evolved?
News for the Birds
May 7, 2014
Our human readers are allowed to peek in on these headlines for and about our feathered intellectuals.
Biomimetics Is All About Design Inspiration
April 8, 2014
Scientists wouldn't rush to design things after nature's examples if they weren't well designed.
Bumming Herds of Hummingbirds into Evolution
April 6, 2014
Any well-designed animal can be forced into an evolutionary story if you allow the rules to evolve, too.
Bizarre Animal Discoveries
March 26, 2014
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
March 24, 2014
In the animal world, unique features often have well-designed functions.
Imaginary Feathers Found on American Dinosaur
March 19, 2014
Once again, imaginary feathers have been discovered on a "bird-like" dinosaur, this time from the Dakotas.
Parasites Can Help the Ecology
March 16, 2014
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?
March 12, 2014
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
March 3, 2014
Here are four animals, some you probably never heard of, that deserve design awards for art and technology.