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Cell Biologists Use Machine Language

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

Your body has the means to repair itself, if the right cells get into the right places.

The Machinery Behind the Senses

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

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

The limits of human engineering have been overcome by animals in surprising ways worth imitating.

Moon's Stabilizing Influence Depends on Star Size

A connection between multiple factors was noted in a recent model of how a moon helps a planet remain habitable.

Robots Imitate Life

The goal of robotics is to imitate what humans and animals make look easy.

Monarch Butterflies Do Not Have to Migrate

When 101 butterfly genomes were compared, there were surprises.

Entrepreneurs Seek to Cure Ageing

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

Whether considering their design or their evolution, scientists keep finding surprises in birds.

How Did the Archer Fish Learn Physics?

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

Record-setting dinosaurs have been announced this month.

Body Wonders at the Cellular Level

If we kept track of all the nano-scopic processes that keep us alive, we would be giga-astonished.

The Meek Control the Earth

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

Want to engineer something right the first time and beat the competition? Find out how life does it.
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