Living Birds Recapitulate Their Hopping Dino Ancestors
May 22, 2017
Can a hopping parrot tell you what life used to be like as a dinosaur?
Small Wonders: Arthropods With Superpowers
May 4, 2017
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.
March 21, 2017
Small animals accomplish mighty wonders that require knowledge of advanced mathematics, physics and genetics.
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. […]
Crazy Convergences Distort Darwinism
February 9, 2017
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
January 20, 2017
When you are moving rapidly, you need to see things differently.
Bird Non-Evolution from Dinosaurs
December 29, 2016
Losing traits won't make a dinosaur fly, and other conundrums in the presumed dinosaur-to-bird evolutionary story.
Proof of Dinosaur Feathers?
December 9, 2016
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?
December 7, 2016
When you start looking for clues to good designs in nature, the results are everywhere.
Mammal Champs Strut Their (Unevolved) Stuff
November 21, 2016
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
November 19, 2016
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
September 17, 2016
Here's the latest collection of bio-inspired designs brought to you by plants, animals, and cells.
Birds and Pterosaurs Flew Together
September 2, 2016
Does it make evolutionary sense to find birds flying with pterosaurs?
Bird Flight Story Falsified
July 19, 2016
A simplistic story about bird flight influenced a generation of evolution students, but it was wrong.
July 7, 2016
In the world of flying animals, stories of remarkable physical engineering come to light.
Bird Wings Found in Amber
June 30, 2016
The modern appearance is empirical. The date is philosophical.
Just-So Stories for the Birds
May 4, 2016
Any evidence can be forced into an evolutionary story if your imagination is strong enough.
Darwin Can't Win for Losing
April 13, 2016
Progress must be made with gains, not losses.
Real Creatures with Superpowers
March 8, 2016
Check out the capabilities of these amazing little critters.
Bird Brain Is a Compliment
March 5, 2016
Birds are as smart as apes, even though long separated in ancestral time according to Darwin.
Secret Animal Hideouts
January 20, 2016
Small animals can hide out in secret places, even in your own home.
Fossils that Defy Old Ages
January 13, 2016
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
December 15, 2015
For the scientifically illiterate, bedtime stories of how things evolved bring contentment.
Design in Tiny Fruit Flies
December 7, 2015
Among the smallest of flyers, these amazing insects pack incredible technology into a tiny package.
Animal Engineers Teach Physics Profs a Thing or Three
November 19, 2015
Three animals never went to the university, but they leave human PhDs struggling to catch up to their know-how.
Bird Flew Over Dinosaurs
October 7, 2015
An exceptionally-preserved fossil bird could be mistaken for a modern agile flyer—except it's dated early Cretaceous.
Feathered Velociraptor? Untangling the Spin
July 20, 2015
Discoverers admit this could be a flightless bird. That's not the only problem.
Bats Are Home-Run Flyers
May 23, 2015
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
May 5, 2015
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.
April 24, 2015
News about feathered friends and flying wonders, and speculations about how they evolved.