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Cellular Wonders Coming Into Focus

At higher magnifications, the cell's nano machines become even more spectacular.

More Reasons to Imitate Biology

Recent articles about Biomimetics show that the field is still going strong.

Earth Is a Safe Haven

Recent news articles show how mechanisms protect earth's inhabitants from a hail of bullets overhead.

This Plant Beats the Venus Flytrap for Speed

The waterwheel plant, an aquatic species with a snap-trap faster than the Venus flytrap, is different enough to challenge evolutionary speculations.

“Y” Your Inner Ear Hears So Well

A new paper about the inner ear shows an additional level of organization and architecture that increases sensitivity and frequency discrimination.

Brain of Homo Naledi Estimated

The intriguing hominid fossils from a South African cave make news again. This time, the discoverer and a team of anthropologists learn more about the brains of these creatures. Were they people? In 2013, the world was shocked to hear of bones of Homo deep within the Rising Star Cave system in South Africa. Bones […]

Europa May Be Another Geyser Moon

A re-assessment of data from the Galileo spacecraft appears to confirm suspected eruptions from the surface of Europa, Jupiter's icy moon.

Beavers Clean the Soil

Without beaver dams, loss of nutrients from soil would increase, and pollutants from upstream erosion would afflict waterways.

Concretions Can Form Rapidly

The spherical inclusions inside geological layers do not take millions of years to form, Japanese scientists say. Concretions are eye-catching. Varying in size from peas to cannonballs, the almost perfectly spherical balls that erode out of geological layers seem almost too perfect to be natural. Science Daily indicates that scientists, not only laypersons, are mystified […]

Molecular Machines Show Same Design Principles as Big Machines

Life needs molecular machines before natural selection can even be considered as a possible Darwinian explanation for them.

Little Bugs with Mighty Powers

Bugs so small you could step on them, but if we were their size, we could never do what they do.

More Cool Cell Tricks Discovered

Watching molecular machines at work in living cells should be as fascinating as watching a city through a magnifying glass.

Tiny Life Benefits the Whole World

Some very small organisms can produce global effects, such as the tiny crustaceans that stir the oceans every night. What would the oceans be like without life? If minerals, gases and nutrients had to mix by diffusion, the process would be very slow. Wind and currents could help somewhat. Now, Houghton et al., publishing in […]

The Information Packed Into a Bird Egg

There's more in a bird's egg than can be accounted for by the Reverse Humpty Dumpty Hypothesis (i.e., Darwinism).

Biomimetics Parade Marches Upward

Scientists continue to find amazing things about animals and plants that they wish to imitate in technology.
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