Understanding Jumping by Leaps and Bounds: Geared Insect and Leaping Plant
September 16, 2013
Two clever examples of leaping have been found in the living world, adding to the catalog of clever ways life gets around.
More Reasons to Love Plants
September 10, 2013
For food, for visual pleasure, and for the health of the whole planet, plants are worth loving and learning about.
Shocking Facts About Electric Life
September 3, 2013
Talk about power plants: did you know plants use electricity? Some fish, also, can navigate or stun their prey using electrical organs.
What's a Hairy Wood Ant Good For?
August 31, 2013
A humble, rare ant might help humans learn how to communicate better with networks. It's just one of many ways nature is inspiring technology that approaches perfection.
Invisible Influence of Plants Coming to Light
August 13, 2013
The air is filled with substances we barely notice – molecules produced by plants – but they have profound effects on climate and ecology.
More Reasons to Imitate Living Designs
August 11, 2013
The gold rush is on! Designs in the living world are inspiring technologies that are superior to old fashioned human ingenuity, and environmentally friendly, too.
From Hunter-Gatherer to Modern Farmer
July 28, 2013
Here are some headlines concerning early man and the ongoing struggle by humans to improve life.
Animal and Plant Tricks
July 10, 2013
There's no end of amazing tricks in the living world – adaptations that aid their success. Finding them is one thing. Explaining them is another.
Underwater Forest Discovered: How Old?
July 9, 2013
Sixty feet down in Gulf waters off the coast of Alabama, stumps of an old cypress forest have appeared. How can they be 52,000 years old when the wood still smells like cypress? The discovery was reported by Live Science. It includes a five-minute video tour of the area which the discoverers are keeping secret […]
Living Design Inspires Design
June 24, 2013
Engineers continue to look to the living world for solutions to practical problems. One of them is as close as your skin.
Plants Do Arithmetic
June 23, 2013
For keeping track of their food stores for the next day, plants perform "sophisticated" arithmetical division.
Quantum Secret of Photosynthesis Revealed
June 22, 2013
The magic of light capture by plants is so small and fast, its secrets are only now being understood.
Do Confusing Branches Add up to a Darwin Tree?
June 5, 2013
Evolutionists routinely try to construct parts of Darwin's grand "tree of life" from fossils and genes. Do the parts come together as expected?
New Biomimetics Stories
May 26, 2013
Here are some new ways scientists are imitating plants and animals to understand their designs and make new products.
Roach Bait Story Highlights Abuse of Word "Evolution"
May 25, 2013
Evolution is one of the most carelessly-used words in science, as several recent articles show. Not all change is evolution the way Darwin meant it.