December 22, 2014
Here are some mammals with capabilities that exceed the requirements of mere survival.
Mars Methane Is Not Alive
December 16, 2014
Small periodic spikes in methane on Mars are turning the Mars-lifers into spin doctors.
The Silent Underground Network
December 15, 2014
Under your feet in the woods is a vast communication network where information technology keeps the ecosystem functioning.
Monday Morning Design Cheer
December 8, 2014
Start your week with nuggets of good news about all the things inventors are learning from animals, plants, and the human body.
The New Horse Series: Genomes Confuse "Textbook Example of Evolution"
December 3, 2014
Horses, asses and zebras show evidence of gene flow despite extreme chromosome rearrangements.
Mosquitoes Developed a Taste for Human Blood Recently
December 1, 2014
An experiment with disease-carrying mosquitoes in Africa showed a surprising result: they switched to human blood just thousands of years ago.
Let's Get [Thankful for the] Physical
November 25, 2014
Wonders of the human body continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.
November 21, 2014
We need to clear the deck of evolution news. Here's a list of headlines presented "as is" for interested readers to research further.
Strange Large Mammals Make News
November 14, 2014
Here are unexpected facts about 4 large mammals.
Biological Systems Provide Infinite Design Inspiration
November 11, 2014
It's not likely engineers and biologists will run out of inspiration from biology anytime soon. The source is infinite.
Dinosaur Variety was Extreme
November 8, 2014
Here are news stories about dinosaurs, from dwarfs to giants that lived in all kinds of habitats.
Fantastic Fossils Challenge Paradigms
November 7, 2014
A flood of amazing fossils from around the world has hit the news lines recently.
Sex Cells: The Evolution (or Design) of Genitalia
November 6, 2014
There's been a lot of news about sex organs in recent days. Which does a better job of explaining the facts of life: design or evolution?
Animals Overcome Limitations of Physics
October 16, 2014
The limits of human engineering have been overcome by animals in surprising ways worth imitating.
Robots Imitate Life
October 11, 2014
The goal of robotics is to imitate what humans and animals make look easy.