Archaeopteryx May Have Devolved from a Flying Bird
November 12, 2013
In all the debates about the status of Archaeopteryx between reptiles and birds, no one till now expected this wild idea: it lost its ability to fly.
Amazing Fossils, Dead and Alive
October 29, 2013
Australia's oldest bird tracks with dinosaurs, "living fossil" sponges and other strange and wonderful findings accentuate the news on natural history.
Boost Your Health Outdoors
October 28, 2013
Health experts keep finding more reasons for people of all ages to get active outside in nature.
How Birds Evolved by Incorrigible Storytelling
September 30, 2013
An article by a free-lance science writer about dinosaurs evolving into birds takes the cake for speculative just-so storytelling, but it got published and republished anyway.
Thousands of Dinosaur Tracks Found in Alaska
September 26, 2013
Nearly inside the Arctic Circle along the Yukon River, thousands of dinosaur tracks have been found – one of several surprising discoveries about dinosaurs.
Junk Science Gets Good Press if It Supports Darwinism
September 13, 2013
The headlines for some scientific news stories might leave philosophers of science wagging their heads. Few, though, are the reporters willing to call something really dumb, or at least questionable—especially if it appears to support evolution.
Fearsome-Looking Terror Bird May Have Been Vegan
August 30, 2013
You can't judge a book by it's cover. In the same way, you can't assume a large extinct bird with a huge beak was a terror-raising predator.
Survival of the Weakest
August 21, 2013
If "sometimes it pays to be a weakling," what does that mean for 154 years of Darwinian teaching about survival of the fittest? What does it mean, further, when sexual selection doesn't work?
More Reasons to Imitate Living Designs
August 11, 2013
The gold rush is on! Designs in the living world are inspiring technologies that are superior to old fashioned human ingenuity, and environmentally friendly, too.
Birds and Their Evolution (or Design)
July 30, 2013
Several recent science papers try to find evolution in bird brains, genes, and behaviors. Do they succeed?
"Extreme Convergence" Strains Credibility of Darwinism
July 22, 2013
When completely unrelated animals or plants display the same engineering solution, is it reasonable to assume a blind, unguided process of selection achieved improbable outcomes multiple times? Is calling it "convergent evolution" meaningful? Here are three examples.
Animal and Plant Tricks
July 10, 2013
There's no end of amazing tricks in the living world – adaptations that aid their success. Finding them is one thing. Explaining them is another.
New Biomimetics Projects
July 7, 2013
These recently-reported attempts to mimic nature show that the biomimetics revolution continues, with no end in sight.
Living Design Inspires Design
June 24, 2013
Engineers continue to look to the living world for solutions to practical problems. One of them is as close as your skin.
Plants Do Arithmetic
June 23, 2013
For keeping track of their food stores for the next day, plants perform "sophisticated" arithmetical division.