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.
Why Birds Don't Crash
March 18, 2015
A bird flying through a forest or city needs the reactions of a champion video gamer. It's got the software to do it.
Animal PhDs in Physics
March 3, 2015
Many animals and plants have mastered physics and chemistry. Engineers would do well to learn from them.
Can Altruism Evolve?
February 8, 2015
Many animals cooperate; that's an evolutionary puzzle itself. But how can evolution explain human charity to distant strangers?