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Time to Re-Mind the Brain

A radical rethink is needed to understand the brain, a neuroscientist complains. A radical rethink is needed to understand human exceptionalism, too.

Evolutionary Materialism Promotes Deadly Sins

Name a vice, and Darwinians will be there to rationalize it on evolutionary grounds. They claim proud ownership of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Life as the Communication of Information

Could the essence of life be not so much the material substrate, but the transfer of information?

Humans Could Be Much Healthier

Recent news about the body's remarkable powers raise questions about why we aren't better off.

Biomimetics Line-Up

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

Built-in Brain Designs that Amaze Scientists

Here's a quick run-down of brain news that should make us stand in awe of the 3-pound mass inside our skulls.

The Spider, the Fly and the Octopus: Invertebrate Designs

Small animals without backbones are cleverly designed, leaving evolutionists scratching their heads.

The Physics of Long Necks

Long-necked sauropods faced a fundamental problem in physics when stooping down to drink.

Animals Come Pre-Equipped With Machinery

Guidance systems, compasses, switchboards, motors, robotic machines: we're talking about systems inside animals—and you.

The Silent Underground Network

Under your feet in the woods is a vast communication network where information technology keeps the ecosystem functioning.

What's a Hairy Wood Ant Good For?

A humble, rare ant might help humans learn how to communicate better with networks. It's just one of many ways nature is inspiring technology that approaches perfection.

Talking Plants and Secret Networks

There was a time when talking plants was mythology. Now, it's science.

Flaky Cosmic Notion Gets Good Press

Does the universe grow like a giant brain? If anyone but a scientist said that, it would be in the cartoons.