Design in Tiny Fruit Flies
December 7, 2015
Among the smallest of flyers, these amazing insects pack incredible technology into a tiny package.
How Animals Keep Warm in Freezing Wetness
November 25, 2015
We shiver to think of going without heavy coats in snow, but snowshoe hares, gophers and birds look perfectly comfortable. What's their secret?
Invisible Subs and Other Tricks Inspired by Life
November 21, 2015
Working scientists seem less focused on evolution and more on design these days, figuring out how animals and plants do amazing things.
Animal Engineers Teach Physics Profs a Thing or Three
November 19, 2015
Three animals never went to the university, but they leave human PhDs struggling to catch up to their know-how.
Hair Makes You Bigger and Warmer
November 15, 2015
Scientists found that hair increases a beast's surface area by a factor of 100.
Inspiring Designs in Life
October 24, 2015
When scientists look closely at living designs, they think, Wow! That's cool! I wonder if we could copy that?
Scientific Progress Is Spelled "Bio-Inspiration"
October 5, 2015
Need fundamental insights into physics and technology? Look no further than the living world.
Talk the Walk
September 24, 2015
Upright walking—that distinctive human form of locomotion—is more complex than putting one foot in front of the other. Let's talk the walk.
Applications from Nature
August 25, 2015
In this Biomimetics list, we start with the application, then tell you what organism inspired it.
August 11, 2015
Neo-Darwinism is at war with the observations, and the observations might just win.
July 29, 2015
Here are some animals, some common and some little-known, whose abilities astonish scientists.
July 25, 2015
The fossil "transitional form" is not what reporters are making it out to be.
Creatures Worth Knowing and Imitating
July 21, 2015
Studies of animals and cells reveal designs in nature we can appreciate and imitate.
Tiny Organisms Control the World
July 19, 2015
An unexpected source that regulates global climate is found among the smallest of living things.
Natural Light Shows Dazzle Scientists
July 3, 2015
Here are some news stories from diverse fields of science, related only by the phenomenon of light.