Surprising Fossils Upset Evolutionary Expectations
August 12, 2017
Here are some notable fossil finds that tell stories, not necessarily the Darwin kind.
The Birds that Didn’t Evolve
August 1, 2017
Birds live and birds die, but they have a hard time following Darwin's dictum to evolve or perish.
Bird Flight Story Falsified
July 19, 2016
A simplistic story about bird flight influenced a generation of evolution students, but it was wrong.
The Ostriches of Wyoming
July 11, 2016
Small as a chicken, this fossil ratite shows exquisite preservation and new puzzles for evolution.
Darwin Can't Win for Losing
April 13, 2016
Progress must be made with gains, not losses.
Archaeopteryx May Have Devolved from a Flying Bird
November 12, 2013
In all the debates about the status of Archaeopteryx between reptiles and birds, no one till now expected this wild idea: it lost its ability to fly.
Big Mean Bird Was Vegan
November 23, 2012
Diatryma, a giant flightless bird often portrayed as a wicked carnivore, may have gently dined on plants.