Big Science Loves ID – Sometimes
January 14, 2017
Despite institutional rejection of intelligent design, researchers are attracted to ID when it can make money, make them famous, or advance understanding of nature.
Bird Brain Is a Compliment
March 5, 2016
Birds are as smart as apes, even though long separated in ancestral time according to Darwin.
April 24, 2015
News about feathered friends and flying wonders, and speculations about how they evolved.
Animals Wonderful and Bizarre
March 24, 2015
The variety of living organisms on our planet is astonishing and often surprising. Here are a few examples that have come to light in news reports.
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.
March 15, 2015
Need inspiration? Look at designs in nature. Even secular scientists are getting inspired.
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?
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.
News for the Birds
May 7, 2014
Our human readers are allowed to peek in on these headlines for and about our feathered intellectuals.
Birds and Their Evolution (or Design)
July 30, 2013
Several recent science papers try to find evolution in bird brains, genes, and behaviors. Do they succeed?
Secrets of Three Amazing Animals Unveiled
April 29, 2013
Here are accounts of three very different animals whose behaviors have baffled scientists till now. Scientists are beginning to get at least partial answers for scientific mysteries by carefully observing and testing to see how things work.
Pigeon Aerobatics Exceed Expectations
January 15, 2013
A pigeon in the plaza may seem pretty ordinary, but it's a highly skilled stunt bird.
Life Uses Quantum Mechanics
September 25, 2012
Long before man discovered quantum mechanics, birds and other living creatures were using it to good advantage.
Animals Have Biological GPS
April 30, 2012
Global Positioning System (GPS): that's a function. Maintaining a suite of satellites is one method for achieving the function. But there are other ways to figure out where in the world you are, and two very different animals show the way – naturally – using Earth's global magnetic field.
News for the Birds
January 24, 2012
Our amazing feathered friends range from tiny hummingbirds to fast-running ostriches, from penguins to pigeons. In both living and fossil forms, they provide endless opportunities for study and fascination. Here are a few recent examples of news for the birds, in both good and bad connotations of the phrase.