Dangers of Viewing Animal Death as Helpful
June 21, 2017
It's one thing to say an ecosystem can take care of recycling a carcass. It's another to say the ecosystem needs the carcass to thrive.
Stop the Presses! Human Evolution Falsified!
June 8, 2017
Human bones found in Morocco undermine almost everything that has been taught about human evolution since Darwin. But is that news? Happens every year, doesn't it?
Your Brain Comes Equipped with Techno-Apps
April 19, 2017
If you bought these capabilities in an app store, you would think they are way cool. Surprise: they're already bundled in your brain's operating system.
Design of Life Update: Marine Biology
March 10, 2017
The animal stars of Illustra Media's "Design of Life" documentaries are still in the news: this time, whales, dolphins, fish and sea turtles.
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 […]
Strange and Wonderful Animals Explored
March 5, 2017
Look at what scientists are learning about some common animals, and others not so common.
Evolution for the Birds
February 22, 2017
Birds have not evolved as much as evolutionary theories about them have.
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.
Two if By Sea: Earliest Americans Boated Down the Coast
August 15, 2016
The textbook theory of the first migration to the Americas across a land bridge is "dead in the water."
July 7, 2016
In the world of flying animals, stories of remarkable physical engineering come to light.
How Long Can Comets Bust Up and Re-form?
June 17, 2016
If comets repeatedly break up and re-coagulate, how long could that recur?
News from the Living Waters
May 17, 2016
Animal heroes of the Illustra film "Living Waters" are still making headlines.
Hot Jupiters: Astronomers Blew It
March 31, 2016
The experts were (and are) wrong about how planets form, new data from a weird exoplanet show.
Real Creatures with Superpowers
March 8, 2016
Check out the capabilities of these amazing little critters.