Strange and Wonderful Animals Explored

March 5, 2017 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsCell BiologyGeneticsHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Look at what scientists are learning about some common animals, and others not so common.

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Big Science Loves ID – Sometimes

January 14, 2017 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionFossilsIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Despite institutional rejection of intelligent design, researchers are attracted to ID when it can make money, make them famous, or advance understanding of nature.

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Spiders Play Silk Harps

September 7, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Spider webs are so finely-tuned, they are like musical instruments that the creatures can strum or listen to.

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Weekend Biomimetics Parade

August 20, 2016 in BiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyGeneticsHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Here’s a quick list of exciting news about how imitation of nature’s designs is leading to wonderful inventions.

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Invisible Subs and Other Tricks Inspired by Life

November 21, 2015 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyCell BiologyIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Working scientists seem less focused on evolution and more on design these days, figuring out how animals and plants do amazing things.

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Creatures Worth Knowing and Imitating

July 21, 2015 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsCell BiologyIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

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

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Scientific Progress Needs Design, Not Darwin

June 16, 2015 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

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

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Sunday Inspiration

March 15, 2015 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Need inspiration? Look at designs in nature. Even secular scientists are getting inspired.

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Entrepreneurs Find Gold in Nature

August 8, 2014 in BiomimeticsBirdsHuman BodyIntelligent DesignTerrestrial Zoology

Inspiration for invention comes from everywhere in nature’s engineering. At every level, there are designs worth imitating.

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New Amazing Animal Discoveries

June 25, 2014 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyMammalsMarine BiologyTerrestrial Zoology

From spiders to mammals, the living world never ceases to amaze us with new wonders. Some are inspiring new technologies.

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Animal and Plant Tricks

July 10, 2013 in Amazing FactsBirdsBotanyIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyTerrestrial Zoology

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.

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What Do a Toucan, an Oyster and a Spider Have in Common? Bio-Engineers’ Drool

February 17, 2013 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsCell BiologyGeneticsIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

If we want to build more robust, lightweight materials, two researchers say, look to nature.

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Make Like a Dog, Owl, or Beetle: How Biomimetics Will Improve Our Lives

November 30, 2012 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsCell BiologyGeneticsHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

The greatest breakthroughs in health and engineering may be as near as the back yard: 13 more stimulating stories from biomimetics.

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Butterfly Cities and Spider Optics

October 22, 2012 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsEducationHealthIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and EthicsTerrestrial Zoology

Skycrapers of the future may shine in brilliant butterfly colors. Optical biosensors may be made from spider webs. These are just a few of the engineering marvels coming from biomimetics—the imitation of nature.

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Science Grab Bag

January 13, 2012 in Amazing FactsBible and TheologyBiologyBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursDumb IdeasFossilsGeneticsIntelligent DesignIssuesMediaMicrobiologyOriginsPhilosophy of ScienceSolar SystemSpaceTerrestrial Zoology

Here’s a random assortment of things floating around in the science news media – some fascinating, some informative, some disgusting. We’ll let the readers decide which is which. Since it’s Friday the 13th, a day to enjoy like any other day, we’ll give you a baker’s dozen to sample.

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Nature Does It Right

January 4, 2012 in Amazing FactsAwardsBiologyBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyCell BiologyDinosaursGeneticsHealthHumanityMicrobiologyPhysical SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Scientists and engineers continue to find well-designed features in living things that are worth imitating.

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Biomimetics for Your Christmas Wish List

December 8, 2011 in Amazing FactsAwardsBiologyBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionHealthHuman BodyHumanityIntelligent DesignIssuesMammalsMarine BiologyMicrobiologyOriginsPhilosophy of SciencePhysical SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Biomimetics (the imitation of nature) continues to promise cool gadgets and useful materials that will someday yield prized gifts under the tree. Some of them might even save your life.

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Adventures in Biomimetics

September 2, 2011 in Amazing FactsAwardsBiologyBiomimeticsCell BiologyHealthHuman BodyHumanityIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyMicrobiologyOriginsTerrestrial Zoology

The imitation of nature in engineering has become one of the hottest trends in science. Almost every week, amazing technologies are being advanced the easy way – by observing how living things do it. We all stand to benefit from the design-based science of biomimetics. Here are a few recent examples.

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