Cell Biologists Use Machine Language
October 23, 2014
This is a golden age of discovery about molecular machines, but the metaphor may be moving from machinery to information processing.
The Cures Are Inside You
October 22, 2014
Your body has the means to repair itself, if the right cells get into the right places.
The Machinery Behind the Senses
October 21, 2014
There's a lot of physical work our eyes, ears, and brain cells perform to support our perceptions of the world.
Large Study of Near-Death Experiences Finds Surprises
October 20, 2014
What does a person sense during the transition from life to death? A large new study collected data, but more study is needed.
Animals Overcome Limitations of Physics
October 16, 2014
The limits of human engineering have been overcome by animals in surprising ways worth imitating.
Moon's Stabilizing Influence Depends on Star Size
October 15, 2014
A connection between multiple factors was noted in a recent model of how a moon helps a planet remain habitable.
Robots Imitate Life
October 11, 2014
The goal of robotics is to imitate what humans and animals make look easy.
Monarch Butterflies Do Not Have to Migrate
October 7, 2014
When 101 butterfly genomes were compared, there were surprises.
Entrepreneurs Seek to Cure Ageing
September 26, 2014
Could scientists cure ageing, allowing humans to live Old Testament lifespans? A contest is on to fix the "chronic disease" of growing old.
Birds Surprise Evolutionists
September 17, 2014
Whether considering their design or their evolution, scientists keep finding surprises in birds.
How Did the Archer Fish Learn Physics?
September 14, 2014
A little fish that shoots down bugs out of the air learned some tricks of optics and propulsion that impress scientists.
Giant Reptiles Roamed the Earth, Water, and Sky
September 13, 2014
Record-setting dinosaurs have been announced this month.
Body Wonders at the Cellular Level
September 10, 2014
If we kept track of all the nano-scopic processes that keep us alive, we would be giga-astonished.
The Meek Control the Earth
September 6, 2014
How can such a small thing affect the geology and climate of the whole planet? Don't underestimate the power of small creatures.
Beat the Competition with Natural Design
August 27, 2014
Want to engineer something right the first time and beat the competition? Find out how life does it.