Hummingbird Beak Is a Nectar Wringer
May 30, 2023
New high-speed movies of hummingbirds show how nectar in the retracting tongue is drawn into the mouth.
Darwin Gets a Tongue Lashing
May 29, 2023
An article on the evolution of the tongue deserves the Bronx cheer.
Bat Designs Tainted by Batty Evolution Stories
February 12, 2018
When learning about well-designed flyers like bats, is it helpful to speculate about how Darwinian evolution invented the traits by chance? Drink Up, Boys In previous news, we learned how dogs drink using “acceleration-driven open pumping” (15 Dec 2015). There’s a method in that mad slurping: to lift water from the bowl, your dog employs […]
Woodpeckers Have Multiple Protections Against Brain Injury
February 5, 2018
Any one of these adaptations would challenge Darwinian evolution, but all of them together in head-banging bird?
Lizards that Leap Over Evolution
January 6, 2016
They may appear less evolved to Darwinians, but some lizards are world champions.
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.
Biomimetics Stories Showcase Natural Designs
January 8, 2014
Evolution is no match for five enthusiastic reports of scientists rushing to imitate animal designs.
Surprising Animals Go to Extremes
May 14, 2013
Today's entry features a mammal, a bird and an insect that have good reasons to show off.