Updates for The Design of Life
March 15, 2018
New research puts more "wow" into the wonder of animals featured in Illustra Media's "Design of Life" documentaries.
Darwin Can't Win for Losing
April 13, 2016
Progress must be made with gains, not losses.
News to Enhance Your Birding
December 23, 2015
Birdwatching is more fun when you learn what's going on in those feathered bodies.
September 8, 2015
Birds never cease to astound us with their grace in the air and cheery songs, because they exhibit design at many levels.
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.
Bird Evolution Explodes
December 13, 2014
Did birds arrive in a 'big bang' of evolution, or is their explosive appearance yielding a scattered jetsam of Darwinian theories?
Birds Surprise Evolutionists
September 17, 2014
Whether considering their design or their evolution, scientists keep finding surprises in birds.
Entrepreneurs Find Gold in Nature
August 8, 2014
Inspiration for invention comes from everywhere in nature's engineering. At every level, there are designs worth imitating.
News from the Birds for People
July 30, 2014
We still have a lot to learn from birds. They're really smart and talented for their size.
The Early Hummingbird Gets the Evolutionary Nectar
May 28, 2014
A three-inch fossil bird is said to be the earliest nectar-feeder, meaning pollination by birds is older and more complex than thought.
Bumming Herds of Hummingbirds into Evolution
April 6, 2014
Any well-designed animal can be forced into an evolutionary story if you allow the rules to evolve, too.
Bizarre Animal Discoveries
March 26, 2014
Strange things have been coming to light about animals we knew and animals we didn't; bizarre animals, and normal animals with bizarre traits.
Hummingbird Metabolism a "Marvel of Evolutionary Engineering"
December 5, 2013
Unlike humans, hummingbirds are equally good at extracting energy from fructose as from glucose. They are marvels of evolutionary engineering. That makes perfect evolutionary sense.
More Falsified Darwinian Expectations
November 24, 2012
Scientists continue finding the real world to be opposite evolutionary expectations. Here are some recent examples.
Animal Plan: It Works Well
November 10, 2011
There were Greek and Roman naturalists who were intrigued by what they saw in the living world, but their observational tools were limited to their five senses. Modern science has expanded our senses far beyond the capabilities known just a century ago. We are privileged to live in an age of discovery that is revealing even more wonders beneath the surface of living things, wonders worth knowing about. Here are just a few.