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Soft Lung Tissue Found in Modern-Looking Bird from Dinosaur Era

For the first time, soft tissue showing details of lung structure have been found in a fossil bird said to be 120 million years old.

Synthetic Fossils Show Organic Films Can Preserve Quickly

In an attempt to learn about the fossilization process, scientists have found that exceptional fossils don’t require millions of years. Scientists at the University of Bristol are old-earth evolutionists, but what they found by experiment mimicked what can be seen in fossils. How long did it take? One day. Exceptionally-preserved fossils, like those of dinosaur […]

Nature Knows Best

Recent news articles show how engineers and inventors are helping mankind by imitating what plants, cells and animals do every day. A new kind of vaccine based on spider silk (Science Daily). Because spider silk is tough and yet biodegradable, it can be used as a delivery capsule for vaccines that might otherwise be resisted […]

Biomimetics Parade Marches Upward

Scientists continue to find amazing things about animals and plants that they wish to imitate in technology.

Archaeopteryx: The Rock Star of Dino-Birds?

Dr Jerry Bergman examines evidence that Archaeopteryx was transitional between reptiles and birds.

Cells Teach Humans About Design

Biomimetics extends to the cellular level, where extraordinary processes show engineers the right way to do things.

The Birds that Didn’t Evolve

Birds live and birds die, but they have a hard time following Darwin's dictum to evolve or perish.

Guessing Game: Name the Organism that Inspired This Discovery

Here's a quick brain teaser. Can you guess which biological organism inspired the scientific advance? Answers and sources provided.

New Dinosaur Fossils Shake Up the Consensus

Fossils of ancient reptiles from different continents are changing long-accepted views.

How Flamingos Stand on One Foot

Mysteries of the universe unfold: how can flamingos sleep while standing on one foot? And why is it good to know?

Pin the Feather on the Dinosaur

Careless artists and reporters have put imaginary feathers on a one-ton dinosaur that couldn't fly.

Evolution for the Birds

Birds have not evolved as much as evolutionary theories about them have.

Proof of Dinosaur Feathers?

Opinions are swirling about an amazing piece of amber with enclosed feathers. Let's look at what is known so far.

Early Fossil Bird Feathers Were Modern and Colorful

The predicted gradual sequence from fuzz to flight remains mythical, as modern feathers show up too early for Darwin's comfort.

Bird Wings Found in Amber

The modern appearance is empirical. The date is philosophical.
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