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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.

Ingenious Ants Can't Prevent Stupid Evolution Quotes

After praising the wisdom of the ant, a science writer reveals little of his own.

Weightlifters No Match for Insects

For Olympic season, here are more comparisons between human and animal capabilities.

More Olympic Creatures

Plants and animals continue to amaze us with their Olympic-level abilities. New observations promote some to the award stand.

Birdifying Dinosaurs

Birds and dinosaurs have oval eggs and big eyes. Does this necessarily mean they evolved from a common ancestor?

Animalympics

As summer Olympics season approaches, we should remember that we humans are not the only ones with some amazing physical abilities.
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