Biological Designs Worth Imitating
April 20, 2017
If these designs are so good that intelligent minds want to mimic them, who can believe they emerged by chance?
Celebrate Independence from Darwin
July 4, 2016
With so much great science news about design, who needs to maintain allegiance to King Charles?
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?
The Farce Awakens: More Just-So Stories for the Darwin Crowd
December 16, 2015
More examples of the art of Just-So Storytelling from evolutionary biologists and psychologists. Pick your winner!
How Animals Keep Warm in Freezing Wetness
November 25, 2015
We shiver to think of going without heavy coats in snow, but snowshoe hares, gophers and birds look perfectly comfortable. What's their secret?
Inspiring Designs in Life
October 24, 2015
When scientists look closely at living designs, they think, Wow! That's cool! I wonder if we could copy that?
Creatures Worth Knowing and Imitating
July 21, 2015
Studies of animals and cells reveal designs in nature we can appreciate and imitate.
Skin Is Repaired by Zipper Mechanism
May 6, 2015
The details of wound repair and prevention are coming to light.
Animal Excellence Exceeds Mere Survival
April 4, 2015
A tiny bird could live like other birds do without having to fly non-stop for 1,700 miles. Other examples abound of over-design in the animal world.
Your Body: Design from Head to Toe
April 3, 2015
Every body part has its place and is well-designed for its function.
Let's Get [Thankful for the] Mental
November 26, 2014
Wonders of the human brain and sensory systems continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.
Body Wonders at the Cellular Level
September 10, 2014
If we kept track of all the nano-scopic processes that keep us alive, we would be giga-astonished.
Body Secrets You Never Heard Of
July 10, 2014
Your body is performing hi-tech processes all the time that (thank goodness) you never have to think about.
Adult Stem Cells Continue to Offer Hope
May 19, 2014
Advances with adult stem cells continue to promise new cures without violating ethical concerns over embryo research.
Things You Didn't Know About Your Body
January 28, 2014
Here are more glimpses at the power under the hood: capabilities recently discovered by researchers.
Engineering Designs Found Throughout the Biosphere
December 16, 2013
News from biomimetics is coming in so fast, there's only time for brief mentions in a growing list of living designs worth copying.
Life Keeps Quality Time
October 26, 2013
Several recent findings describe how living organisms keep accurate time in surprising ways.
Engineers Chase Animals
July 26, 2013
Inspired by the wisdom inherent in living organisms, inventors and engineers are finding bright ideas.
Living Design Inspires Design
June 24, 2013
Engineers continue to look to the living world for solutions to practical problems. One of them is as close as your skin.
Intact Dinosaur Skin Found
May 2, 2013
Some material that flaked off a fossil in Alberta was not stone; it was dinosaur skin. Discoverers were excited and puzzled: how could it last so long?
The Evolution of Tattooing, and Other Skinny Science
February 19, 2013
Evolution has become a catch-all explanation that is so intuitively obvious to some, it requires no justification.
Make Like a Firefly
January 24, 2013
Biomimetics puts a new meaning into "Make like a tree." Yes, make things like trees, snails, fireflies, and a thousand other creatures do, and life can be inspiring.
Skin Uses Master Control
December 26, 2012
It would be hard to see how evolution would deal with a story about skin development. Maybe that's why it was barely mentioned.
Make Like a Dog, Owl, or Beetle: How Biomimetics Will Improve Our Lives
November 30, 2012
The greatest breakthroughs in health and engineering may be as near as the back yard: 13 more stimulating stories from biomimetics.
Why You Are Waterproof
April 29, 2012
Can you imagine inflating like a water balloon every time you jumped in a swimming pool? Or what if water leaked out of your skin every time you drank a glass of water? Your skin forms an impermeable barrier to water, a new study found, because of a unique way certain molecules are arranged.