Walk This Way: Body Designs Head to Toe
April 13, 2017
When you examine what makes us tick, you find intelligent design from the top down and from the bottom up.
The Mind Is Free When the Body Is Locked-In
February 5, 2017
Four ALS patients unable to move at all learned to communicate with their thoughts. Despite their condition, they all said they were happy.
Small Molecules Play Key Roles in Cells
December 26, 2016
Molecular biologists are finding a universe of functional small proteins and RNAs that were considered junk or not even known to exist.
Reasons for Thanksgiving in Your Body Cells
November 23, 2016
Here are things you probably didn't know about your body. Now that you know, you'll have more reasons to be thankful tomorrow.
Planning Your Next Revolutionary Invention
October 22, 2016
To innovate something people will want, follow the leader: the Creator of living creatures.
Evolution: A Theory in Constant Revision
October 10, 2016
Darwinian evolution survives by constant patching of weaknesses in its web of belief.
Adult Stem Cells Continue to Show Promise
July 26, 2016
Ethical stem cells from adult tissues make more news than embryonic stem cells.
Body Wonders You Didn't Know You Had
April 26, 2016
We have some really advanced equipment running inside us.
Humans May Have Lost Beneficial Traits
April 6, 2016
Imagine if you could regrow teeth all your life. Have we lost some capabilities during human history?
December 14, 2015
Here's what's hot in the trendy science of making things the way nature does it.
New Things to Learn About Your Body
October 26, 2015
These news items about the human body are likely to surprise and delight you with how well you are made.
Talk the Walk
September 24, 2015
Upright walking—that distinctive human form of locomotion—is more complex than putting one foot in front of the other. Let's talk the walk.
How Exercise Benefits Bones and Muscles
September 16, 2015
Will it be possible in the future to reduce fat, build muscle, and strengthen bones with an injection of a hormone?
Adult Stem Cells Coming of Age
August 22, 2015
Who needs human embryos? Treatments with ethically-pure adult stem cells are moving from the lab to the doctor's office.
Scientific Progress Needs Design, Not Darwin
June 16, 2015
Numerous papers advancing scientific knowledge rely on design principles, not evolutionary notions.
Biological Systems Provide Infinite Design Inspiration
November 11, 2014
It's not likely engineers and biologists will run out of inspiration from biology anytime soon. The source is infinite.
Findings Spur New Ethical Challenges
September 16, 2014
Some researchers are pushing harder for human embryonic stem cells over induced pluripotent stem cells. Other news overlapping with ethics is noted in this entry.
Life Worth Imitating
July 7, 2014
The living treasure chest of biological designs opens wider each week, inspiring human engineers to improve human health and productivity.
Life Shows Exquisite Engineering and Optimization
May 29, 2014
Engineers drool over animal capabilities. How would mutation and natural selection deal with these examples of design perfection?
Media Swarm to Latest Human Evolution Tale
May 27, 2014
We had to lose muscle to grow bigger brains, some evolutionists said, and the media went ape.
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.
Reverse Engineer Living Solutions
September 20, 2013
Need solutions to practical engineering problems? Save time and effort; see how animals and plants do it.
Stem Cell Wars Continue
July 14, 2013
The race continues between scientists desperately seeking a rationale for harvesting human embryos and those who say, having adult stem cells and iPS cells available, they are unnecessary – and their use is unethical.
Muscle Power Is Designed, Not Evolutionary
July 13, 2013
The wonder of muscle inspires both awe at its design and opportunities for evolutionary storytelling.
Animal and Plant Tricks
July 10, 2013
There's no end of amazing tricks in the living world – adaptations that aid their success. Finding them is one thing. Explaining them is another.
Bizarre Creatures With Incredible Design
July 3, 2013
Animals, whether living or fossil, often show surprising tricks of sensation, adaptation, or ornamentation.
Molecular Motors Put a Spring in Your Step
June 11, 2013
When you feel in spring in your step, thank tiny molecular motors in your muscles and tissues that make it possible.
Archer Fish Amplifies Muscle with Physics
October 25, 2012
The secret of the archer fish’s powerful spits has been discovered, and it isn’t powerful muscles. The fish that shoots bugs out of the air uses physics, a paper in PLoS ONE declared. By letting physics amplify the momentum in the drop shot out of the water, the fish achieves six times the wallop its […]
Why Exercise Builds Muscle
September 24, 2012
You have stem cells alongside your muscles that provide a ready pool of new muscle cells.
More Reasons to Appreciate Your Body
September 4, 2012
There's more going on under your skin than you possibly realize.