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Weekend Biomimetics Showcase

The focus in biology these days is on design. Here's evidence.

Strange and Wonderful Animals Explored

Look at what scientists are learning about some common animals, and others not so common.

Stem Cell Digest

Scan these headlines for news about stem cells: the unethical kind (embryonic, ESC) and the ethical kind (adult, induced pluripotent, iPSC).

Learn Your Body Toolkit

Here are some tricks of living in a human body that you may not know about, because they happen automatically.

Big Science Loves ID – Sometimes

Despite institutional rejection of intelligent design, researchers are attracted to ID when it can make money, make them famous, or advance understanding of nature.

Animals Can Be Smarter Than You Think

Here are four organisms with surprising mental powers.

Year-End Biomimetics Parade

What better way to end the year than a celebration of biomimetics, where fun and useful science never ends thanks to nature's inspiring designs?

What Good Is a Hairball?

When you start looking for clues to good designs in nature, the results are everywhere.

Inspiring Life Tricks

These tricks are enough to make an inventor run to the patent office.

Planning Your Next Revolutionary Invention

To innovate something people will want, follow the leader: the Creator of living creatures.

Inspiring Life Motivates Designers

Here's the latest collection of bio-inspired designs brought to you by plants, animals, and cells.

Spiders Play Silk Harps

Spider webs are so finely-tuned, they are like musical instruments that the creatures can strum or listen to.

Toy Octopus Is Far from the Living Reality

The news media are celebrating an autonomous soft robot shaped like an octopus. It has a lot to learn from its living counterpart.

Weekend Biomimetics Parade

Here's a quick list of exciting news about how imitation of nature's designs is leading to wonderful inventions.

Smart Scientists Borrow Natural Designs

Scientists and engineers are back in school, learning from the best teachers: plants and animals.
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