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Trillions of Helpers in Your Body and Brain

Recent discoveries in human physiology should cause us to stand in awe of the design of our earthly dwelling, especially at the scale of cells.

Bacteria Take Up Dead DNA, Scrambling Evolution

It's not just horizontal gene transfer that can obscure evolutionary history. Scientists have found bacteria recycling fragmented DNA from long-dead organisms. The impact on evolutionary theory could be substantial.

Tropical Trees Found in Antarctica

Fossilized stumps of tropical trees show that Antarctica was once forested.

Three New and Different Biomimetics Stories

There appears to be no end of ways to imitate nature's designs.

Cool Tools in your Cellular Toolkit

Biochemists can't help using familiar tools to describe what they are finding in living cells.

Vicious Crocodile Attacks Helpless Fruit

An evolutionist was surprised to find wild crocodiles eating fruit. He has a lesson for scientists.

Attack of the Giant Platypus

King Kong Platypus. Platypus-zilla. That's what they're calling a new fossil that is shaking up the platypus family tree.

Life Keeps Quality Time

Several recent findings describe how living organisms keep accurate time in surprising ways.

Bee Brain Shows Design Matters Over Size

Honeybees can be trained to grasp conceptual relationships, new experiments show, demonstrating that it's not just brain size that governs ability.

3-D Printing Is a Simplified Form of Biomimetics

One of the hottest industrial revolutions in progress is 3-D printing. It can't hold a candle, though, to biological materials construction.

How Sleep Helps the Brain

Sleeping is essential for health, we know. But how many know the processes that clear out the clutter for the next day's work?

The Ocean's Most Efficient Swimmer Is… A Jellyfish

They look so lazy, drifting among the waves, but jellyfish are powered by such efficient mechanisms, the Navy wants to imitate them.

Space Diamonds May Be Closer to Home

While casting doubt on stars made of diamond, other news reports are saying the precious jewels may inhabit the gas giants of our solar system.

Marvelous Machines That Keep You Running

Here are just a few of the recent reports describing the intricate biological machines on which life depends.

Induced Stem Cells Get Faster, Better, Cheaper

Scientists have not only made the production of induced pluripotent stem cells much more efficient, but also have made them just as capable as embryonic stem cells of being able to produce any cell type.
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