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Living Birds Recapitulate Their Hopping Dino Ancestors

Can a hopping parrot tell you what life used to be like as a dinosaur?

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.

Clever Critters

Small animals accomplish mighty wonders that require knowledge of advanced mathematics, physics and genetics.

Design of Life Update: Birds

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. […]

Crazy Convergences Distort Darwinism

Get a load of this: Darwinians claim that complex features arose independently multiple times by an unknown process called "convergent evolution."

Fast Flight Specializations in Birds and Bats

When you are moving rapidly, you need to see things differently.

Bird Non-Evolution from Dinosaurs

Losing traits won't make a dinosaur fly, and other conundrums in the presumed dinosaur-to-bird evolutionary story.

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.

What Good Is a Hairball?

When you start looking for clues to good designs in nature, the results are everywhere.

Mammal Champs Strut Their (Unevolved) Stuff

Here's a showcase of very different mammals all deserving of the same thing: admiration. You don't do that by attributing them to evolution.

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.

Inspiring Life Motivates Designers

Here's the latest collection of bio-inspired designs brought to you by plants, animals, and cells.

Birds and Pterosaurs Flew Together

Does it make evolutionary sense to find birds flying with pterosaurs?

Bird Flight Story Falsified

A simplistic story about bird flight influenced a generation of evolution students, but it was wrong.

Flying Physics

In the world of flying animals, stories of remarkable physical engineering come to light.

Bird Wings Found in Amber

The modern appearance is empirical. The date is philosophical.

Just-So Stories for the Birds

Any evidence can be forced into an evolutionary story if your imagination is strong enough.

Darwin Can't Win for Losing

Progress must be made with gains, not losses.

Real Creatures with Superpowers

Check out the capabilities of these amazing little critters.

Bird Brain Is a Compliment

Birds are as smart as apes, even though long separated in ancestral time according to Darwin.

Secret Animal Hideouts

Small animals can hide out in secret places, even in your own home.

Fossils that Defy Old Ages

Here are three things assumed to be old that look young. It's only the presumption of old age that forces the claims of millions of years.

Just-So Stories for the Darwin Crowd

For the scientifically illiterate, bedtime stories of how things evolved bring contentment.

Design in Tiny Fruit Flies

Among the smallest of flyers, these amazing insects pack incredible technology into a tiny package.

Animal Engineers Teach Physics Profs a Thing or Three

Three animals never went to the university, but they leave human PhDs struggling to catch up to their know-how.

Bird Flew Over Dinosaurs

An exceptionally-preserved fossil bird could be mistaken for a modern agile flyer—except it's dated early Cretaceous.

Feathered Velociraptor? Untangling the Spin

Discoverers admit this could be a flightless bird. That's not the only problem.

Bats Are Home-Run Flyers

You don't just put wings on a naked mole rat and make it fly. Bats are designed to be aero-bat-ic champions.

Early Bird Exacerbates Dinosaur Transition

It flew, and looks like a modern shorebird, but it pushes back the evolution of birds from dinosaurs by millions of years. Then there's that unicorn thing.

Bird Tricks

News about feathered friends and flying wonders, and speculations about how they evolved.