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Biological Designs Worth Imitating

If these designs are so good that intelligent minds want to mimic them, who can believe they emerged by chance?

Celebrate Independence from Darwin

With so much great science news about design, who needs to maintain allegiance to King Charles?

Humans May Have Lost Beneficial Traits

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

More examples of the art of Just-So Storytelling from evolutionary biologists and psychologists. Pick your winner!

How Animals Keep Warm in Freezing Wetness

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

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

Studies of animals and cells reveal designs in nature we can appreciate and imitate.

Skin Is Repaired by Zipper Mechanism

The details of wound repair and prevention are coming to light.

Animal Excellence Exceeds Mere Survival

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

Every body part has its place and is well-designed for its function.

Let's Get [Thankful for the] Mental

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

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

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

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

Here are more glimpses at the power under the hood: capabilities recently discovered by researchers.

Engineering Designs Found Throughout the Biosphere

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

Several recent findings describe how living organisms keep accurate time in surprising ways.

Engineers Chase Animals

Inspired by the wisdom inherent in living organisms, inventors and engineers are finding bright ideas.

Living Design Inspires Design

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

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

Evolution has become a catch-all explanation that is so intuitively obvious to some, it requires no justification.

Make Like a Firefly

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

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

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

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.