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.
Ingenious Ants Can't Prevent Stupid Evolution Quotes
August 25, 2012
After praising the wisdom of the ant, a science writer reveals little of his own.
Weightlifters No Match for Insects
August 4, 2012
For Olympic season, here are more comparisons between human and animal capabilities.
More Olympic Creatures
August 1, 2012
Plants and animals continue to amaze us with their Olympic-level abilities. New observations promote some to the award stand.
July 14, 2012
Birds and dinosaurs have oval eggs and big eyes. Does this necessarily mean they evolved from a common ancestor?
July 3, 2012
As summer Olympics season approaches, we should remember that we humans are not the only ones with some amazing physical abilities.