Design of Life Update: Birds
March 9, 2017
Illustra Media’s Design of Life documentaries only began to explore the marvels of life. In this entry, we look at more wonders among birds. Eggs come in a variety of sizes and shapes, as shown in a rapid-fire series in the Illustra film. In an “Egg Mythbuster” piece, Phys.org explains why some eggs are pear-shaped. […]
Animals Can Be Smarter Than You Think
January 4, 2017
Here are four organisms with surprising mental powers.
More Original Protein Found in Older Bird Fossil
November 22, 2016
The new discovery from China dates back 130 million years on the evolutionary timeline.
Imaginary Feathers Found on American Dinosaur
March 19, 2014
Once again, imaginary feathers have been discovered on a "bird-like" dinosaur, this time from the Dakotas.
Before the Cock Crows, the Biological Clock Strikes
March 30, 2013
At Easter time, people recall the story of Peter denying Jesus three times before the rooster crowed. Some scientists tried to figure out what clicks the rooster's clock alarm.
Evolution for Men and Women
May 8, 2012
Two recent entries in the evolution literature have application to one sex or the other.
Dino Expert Plays Chicken
December 28, 2011
Jack Horner, the dinosaur hunter who was science advisor to the Jurassic Park movies, wants to create a real dinosaur. He won’t use the movie method, trying to extract blood from Jurassic amber, because “DNA degrades too quickly,” he said. But he has a method he thinks will work: un-evolve a chicken back into its dinosaur ancestor.