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Strange and Wonderful Animals Explored

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

Spiders Play Silk Harps

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

Weekend Biomimetics Parade

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

Non-Darwinian Biological Change

Scientists find many examples of biological change that do not fit the mutation-selection paradigm.

Platypus Evolution "Remains a Mystery"

Evolution spectacularly fails to explain one of the planet's most intriguing animals.

Fossils Sprout New Tales

When unexpected things turn up in the fossil record, evolutionists get out their storytelling playbook.

Anti-Darwinian Observations Require New Stories

Here are new findings that contradict traditional neo-Darwinian theory.

Biomimetics Inspires Education

Students and teachers are catching on to the potential of biological design to inspire good science.

Secret Animal Hideouts

Small animals can hide out in secret places, even in your own home.

Invisible Subs and Other Tricks Inspired by Life

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

Applications from Nature

In this Biomimetics list, we start with the application, then tell you what organism inspired it.

Creatures Worth Knowing and Imitating

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

More Examples of "Convergent Evolution" Claimed

Traits evolve by common ancestry, evolutionists claim—except when they don't, which is all too common.

The Spider, the Fly and the Octopus: Invertebrate Designs

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

Biomimetics Still Trending Up

The imitation of nature's designs (biomimetics) is all the rage, and shows no sign of slowing down.

Sunday Inspiration

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

Entrepreneurs Find Gold in Nature

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

Lower Animals: "Lower" Does Not Mean "Simpler"

Here are a few "lower" animals worth knowing about. They reveal astonishing design throughout the living world, but little support for evolution.

Phenomenal Fossils

Recent fossil discoveries include some eye-openers and world records.

Man Climbs Glass Like a Gecko

Bio-inspired technologies are starting to reach the market.

Mighty Mite and Spider Gymnast: Arachnids Inspire Scientists

We have a new land speed record. You'd have to run 1300 mph to keep up with this critter at its scale.

Turkeys Aren't Stupid

Turkeys that are inspiring homeland security technology are just one example of hot designs engineers are finding in the biosphere's treasure chest.

Amazing Animals

The capabilities of animals large and small continue to fascinate scientists and the public. Here are some recent findings.

On the Origin of Snakes

New studies of snakes and their genes are surprising scientists with stories of "rapid evolution." Some findings offer potential for human health.

Overcoming Natural Evil with Good

Things that bite and sting are not always 100% harmful. Maybe some of our categories of natural evil are due to ignorance.

Animal Engineering Is Not Just a Metaphor

Some evolutionists complain that talk of molecular machines and engineered systems in the living world is a misleading figure of speech. Why, then, do human engineers seek to reverse-engineer them?

Survival of the Weakest

If "sometimes it pays to be a weakling," what does that mean for 154 years of Darwinian teaching about survival of the fittest? What does it mean, further, when sexual selection doesn't work?

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.

Soil, Sustainability, and the Blue Revolution

Life-sustaining resources are right beneath our feet, says a Penn State hydrologist.

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

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