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New Illustra Film: The Seed that Drills Itself into the Ground
June 14, 2020
Some of the most extraordinary events in nature take place in small, common plants under our feet.
Meaning of Beauty Explained in Beautiful New Illustra Film
September 26, 2019
Why is there beauty in the living world? We all recognize it. The implications take center stage in the design-vs-Darwin debate.
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. […]
Design of Life Update: Butterflies
March 8, 2017
Illustra Media’s trilogy of documentaries only began to uncover the wonders of life. Here are updates on the series’ featured animals, this one on butterflies. Watch an amazing time-lapse video of butterfly wings developing in the chrysalis made by Nipam Patel of University of California at Berkeley. His lab assistant was able to extract tissue […]
"Convergent Evolution" Widespread at All Scales in Ocean
April 20, 2015
A study of marine tetrapods that "evolved" for ocean life shows "convergent evolution" rampant at all scales over "hundreds of millions of years."