Bird Ballet Revealed
October 26, 2020
Illustra's latest short film displays a wonder of nature: the coordinated formation flights of thousands of birds.
Tiny Fly Beats Robots
September 3, 2020
Fruit flies dart, circle, zig and zag rapidly. Researchers gain some insight into how they do it so efficiently.
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. […]
Evolution Deniers of the Non-Human Kind
January 24, 2017
Here are some fun animals and plants worth knowing about, not only for what they do, but for the pained expression they give Darwinians.
Built-in Brain Designs that Amaze Scientists
August 31, 2015
Here's a quick run-down of brain news that should make us stand in awe of the 3-pound mass inside our skulls.
Beat the Competition with Natural Design
August 27, 2014
Want to engineer something right the first time and beat the competition? Find out how life does it.
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.
News for the Birds
May 7, 2014
Our human readers are allowed to peek in on these headlines for and about our feathered intellectuals.
Biomimetics Is All About Design Inspiration
April 8, 2014
Scientists wouldn't rush to design things after nature's examples if they weren't well designed.
Boost Your Health Outdoors
October 28, 2013
Health experts keep finding more reasons for people of all ages to get active outside in nature.
Amazing Bird Tricks
October 27, 2011
“Angry Birds” are perhaps the best known species among electronic bird-watchers these days, but we should never forget that real birds are amazing creatures. Incredibly diverse (think ostrich to hummingbird to penguin), they continue to fascinate scientists and laymen. Here are some recent science stories about our feathered friends.