Well-Adapted Underwater Animals that Defy Evolution
December 8, 2017
A wide variety of organisms spend all or part of their time under the surface of water, having just the equipment they need to thrive.
Biomimetics Continues Its Enthusiastic Winning Streak
November 13, 2017
If science continues its focus on natural designs, everyone stands to benefit.
Cells Teach Humans About Design
September 30, 2017
Biomimetics extends to the cellular level, where extraordinary processes show engineers the right way to do things.
Animals Teach Humans About Design
September 28, 2017
They may not be able to talk, but living things communicate graduate level information about physics, chemistry and intelligent design.
Humans Need Most of the Bugs in the World
August 27, 2017
A few bad ones give bugs an undeserved bad rap. We couldn't exist without insects.
How Did Primitive Organisms Learn Physics?
August 26, 2017
Inspiring cases of ballistics, civil engineering and architecture can be found in some of the simplest of living organisms.
Sunburn? Smear on the DNA
August 25, 2017
DNA makes for an excellent sunscreen, researchers have found. And that's not all.
Multiple Independent Animal Types Use Structural Color
August 24, 2017
The phenomenon is found in butterflies, fish, birds, and snakes, and scientists are rushing to imitate their secrets.
Dolphin Trick Could Save Lives
August 23, 2017
When trauma hits, do what the dolphins do: cool the face and eyes.
Science Says Mosquitoes Cannot Fly But Recently Found Out How They Do
July 17, 2017
Scientists solved the mystery of mosquito flight by using both super high-speed cameras and computer analysis.
Guessing Game: Name the Organism that Inspired This Discovery
July 15, 2017
Here's a quick brain teaser. Can you guess which biological organism inspired the scientific advance? Answers and sources provided.
Sea Sponge Makes Flexible Glass
June 24, 2017
How do you make glass that bends without breaking? Learn from a lowly sponge. Then look around for other ideas.
How Flamingos Stand on One Foot
May 26, 2017
Mysteries of the universe unfold: how can flamingos sleep while standing on one foot? And why is it good to know?
Weekend Digest, May 6, 2017
May 6, 2017
Here's a collection of quick takes on interesting developments in the science news, from Saturn to a possible cure for malaria; from your liver to Sunday funnies.
Small Wonders: Arthropods With Superpowers
May 4, 2017
Robot designers know that making things big is easy, but making them small is hard. How do you pack a multitude of capabilities in a tiny space? Consider these little guys.