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Bugs Ride on the Wings of the Wind

Small animals can take advantage of wind to go long distances in remarkable ways.

Do These Fossils Show Evolution?

Before taking an evolutionist's word for it that a fossil organism evolved, we should look at the evidence.

Updates for The Design of Life

New research puts more "wow" into the wonder of animals featured in Illustra Media's "Design of Life" documentaries.
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Butterfly Evolution Pushed 70 Million Years Before Flowers

New fossil evidence puts the squeeze on Darwinians, making butterflies appear suddenly, with complex mouth parts, before there were any flowers to pollinate. Time to rescue the theory again.

Humans Need Most of the Bugs in the World

A few bad ones give bugs an undeserved bad rap. We couldn't exist without insects.

Multiple Independent Animal Types Use Structural Color

The phenomenon is found in butterflies, fish, birds, and snakes, and scientists are rushing to imitate their secrets.

Small Wonders: Arthropods With Superpowers

Robot designers know that making things big is easy, but making them small is hard. How do you pack a multitude of capabilities in a tiny space? Consider these little guys.

Biological Designs Worth Imitating

If these designs are so good that intelligent minds want to mimic them, who can believe they emerged by chance?

Forcing Contrary Data into Evolution Stories

Some recent findings might raise the eyebrows of perceptive readers: "How does that support evolution?"

Plastic Proteins and Turtle Skis

Here's news about the latest technologies coming out of biomimetics, the imitation of nature's designs.

Weird Animals You Never Heard Of

Welcome to a menagerie of believe-it-or-not creatures that once inhabited our planet (or still do).

Insects that Defy Darwin

Stasis and convergence are not what Darwin had in mind, but that's what new fossils show.

Hair Makes You Bigger and Warmer

Scientists found that hair increases a beast's surface area by a factor of 100.

Surprising Animals Old and New

Moving creatures, whether extant or extinct, never cease to hold fascination for human observers.

Biological Systems Provide Infinite Design Inspiration

It's not likely engineers and biologists will run out of inspiration from biology anytime soon. The source is infinite.
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