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Walk This Way: Body Designs Head to Toe

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

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

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

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

To innovate something people will want, follow the leader: the Creator of living creatures.

Evolution: A Theory in Constant Revision

Darwinian evolution survives by constant patching of weaknesses in its web of belief.

Adult Stem Cells Continue to Show Promise

Ethical stem cells from adult tissues make more news than embryonic stem cells.

Body Wonders You Didn't Know You Had

We have some really advanced equipment running inside us.

Humans May Have Lost Beneficial Traits

Imagine if you could regrow teeth all your life. Have we lost some capabilities during human history?

Biomimetics Line-Up

Here's what's hot in the trendy science of making things the way nature does it.

New Things to Learn About Your Body

These news items about the human body are likely to surprise and delight you with how well you are made.

Talk the Walk

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

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

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

Numerous papers advancing scientific knowledge rely on design principles, not evolutionary notions.

Biological Systems Provide Infinite Design Inspiration

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

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

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

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

We had to lose muscle to grow bigger brains, some evolutionists said, and the media went ape.

Biomimetics Is All About Design Inspiration

Scientists wouldn't rush to design things after nature's examples if they weren't well designed.

Reverse Engineer Living Solutions

Need solutions to practical engineering problems? Save time and effort; see how animals and plants do it.

Stem Cell Wars Continue

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

The wonder of muscle inspires both awe at its design and opportunities for evolutionary storytelling.

Animal and Plant Tricks

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

Animals, whether living or fossil, often show surprising tricks of sensation, adaptation, or ornamentation.

Molecular Motors Put a Spring in Your Step

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

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

You have stem cells alongside your muscles that provide a ready pool of new muscle cells.

More Reasons to Appreciate Your Body

There's more going on under your skin than you possibly realize.