Delicate Acrobats: Butterflies and Jellyfish Use Physics to Perfection
January 21, 2021
Two animals probably not envisioned as champion movers can teach human designers a thing or two.
How the Story Got Its Just-So
December 18, 2020
Scientific storytelling can be useful when it's not a just-so story. What's the difference?
Small Animals Strut Their Stuff
March 14, 2020
Bioengineers struggle to keep up with the designs in nature. For Pi Day, here are some amazing designs in small animals.
Convergent Evolution: A Better Explanation
November 26, 2019
Can an event acknowledged as improbable occur many times?
Bugs Ride on the Wings of the Wind
June 19, 2018
Small animals can take advantage of wind to go long distances in remarkable ways.
Updates for The Design of Life
March 15, 2018
New research puts more "wow" into the wonder of animals featured in Illustra Media's "Design of Life" documentaries.
Butterfly Evolution Pushed 70 Million Years Before Flowers
January 13, 2018
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.
July 7, 2016
In the world of flying animals, stories of remarkable physical engineering come to light.
Insects that Defy Darwin
February 3, 2016
Stasis and convergence are not what Darwin had in mind, but that's what new fossils show.
Insects Worth Respecting
September 12, 2015
Most six-legged creatures are small and we give them little notice. Here are surprises that entomologists are discovering in some very special insects.
Surprising Animals Old and New
June 19, 2015
Moving creatures, whether extant or extinct, never cease to hold fascination for human observers.
Evolving Butterfly Designs
March 9, 2015
Other than asserting that evolution made them, evolutionists are a-flutter when facing clear evidence of design in butterflies.
Biological Systems Provide Infinite Design Inspiration
November 11, 2014
It's not likely engineers and biologists will run out of inspiration from biology anytime soon. The source is infinite.
Animals Overcome Limitations of Physics
October 16, 2014
The limits of human engineering have been overcome by animals in surprising ways worth imitating.
Monarch Butterflies Do Not Have to Migrate
October 7, 2014
When 101 butterfly genomes were compared, there were surprises.