Dry Titan Has Static Cling
March 31, 2017
Imagine putting a cat in box of packing peanuts. Something like that happens when Titan's sand dunes grow, some scientists think.
Platypus Evolution "Remains a Mystery"
August 1, 2016
Evolution spectacularly fails to explain one of the planet's most intriguing animals.
Only Earth Is a Life Haven
June 23, 2016
Here are more discoveries that make it reasonable to think complex life is rare in the universe, and might be unique to Earth.
Flowers Create 'Electric Landing Lights' for Bees
June 14, 2016
How do bees know which flowers to visit, and where on the flowers to land?
Animal Engineers Teach Physics Profs a Thing or Three
November 19, 2015
Three animals never went to the university, but they leave human PhDs struggling to catch up to their know-how.
Microbes Are Wired for Communication
October 23, 2015
New findings show surprising communication systems between bacteria, including power grids with tiny electrical cables.
Fun With Biomimetics
February 7, 2015
Here are new things we're learning from plants and animals, where nature is the engineering professor.
Cell Biologists Use Machine Language
October 23, 2014
This is a golden age of discovery about molecular machines, but the metaphor may be moving from machinery to information processing.
Animal Physics: Shocking but True
July 14, 2014
Geckos cling with electricity, and electric fish have shocking genes – just samples of recent reports about how animals master laws of physics.
Proteins Conduct Electricity
November 25, 2012
A remarkable finding at the single-molecule level shows a protein can conduct a large amount of electricity.