Weekend Biomimetics Showcase
March 11, 2017
The focus in biology these days is on design. Here's evidence.
Strange and Wonderful Animals Explored
March 5, 2017
Look at what scientists are learning about some common animals, and others not so common.
Stem Cell Digest
February 10, 2017
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
January 25, 2017
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
January 14, 2017
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
January 4, 2017
Here are four organisms with surprising mental powers.
Year-End Biomimetics Parade
December 31, 2016
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?
December 7, 2016
When you start looking for clues to good designs in nature, the results are everywhere.
Inspiring Life Tricks
November 14, 2016
These tricks are enough to make an inventor run to the patent office.
Planning Your Next Revolutionary Invention
October 22, 2016
To innovate something people will want, follow the leader: the Creator of living creatures.
Inspiring Life Motivates Designers
September 17, 2016
Here's the latest collection of bio-inspired designs brought to you by plants, animals, and cells.
Spiders Play Silk Harps
September 7, 2016
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
August 27, 2016
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
August 20, 2016
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
August 3, 2016
Scientists and engineers are back in school, learning from the best teachers: plants and animals.