Was Charlemagne Protected from a Cosmic Disaster? A Carbon-14 Mystery
January 22, 2013
Tree ring data from the 8th century hint that a cosmic catastrophe was averted on the "privileged planet."
Wilt Thou? Not with Guards in the Chem Lab
January 7, 2013
Plants avoid wilting with pairs of guard cells performing chemical wizardry.
Happy New Biomimetics Year
January 4, 2013
The variety of design applications coming from the imitation of natural solutions continues to be astonishing.
An Unexpected Forest Helper: Mistletoe
December 31, 2012
Long thought a tree-killing bane, parasitic mistletoe appears to do much more good than harm to a forest ecology.
More Falsified Darwinian Expectations
November 24, 2012
Scientists continue finding the real world to be opposite evolutionary expectations. Here are some recent examples.
Venus Flytrap Still Mystifies, Inspires
November 21, 2012
The Venus flytrap remains one of the most intriguing plants in the world. What makes it snap shut in a tenth of a second? Can we imitate its motion without muscles, wires or batteries?
Inventions Inspired by Mother Nature's Designs
November 2, 2012
Biological solutions to physical challenges are inspiring new technologies.
Nature: 3.8 Billion Years of R&D
October 2, 2012
Scientists continue mining the biomimicry bonanza, but some still give all the credit to time and evolution.
September 28, 2012
Sometimes Darwinians are funny. They take themselves so seriously, applying natural selection to everything on earth except their own seriousness.
Pristine Wood Found in Diamond Crater
September 19, 2012
A kimberlite crater in Canada, said to be 53 million years old, yielded exquisitely preserved unfossilized wood.
Cheetahs Prosper with Rear-Wheel Drive
September 9, 2012
Learn about how cheetahs accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds, and other wonders of the living world.
Whole Lotta Evolvin' Goin' On
September 5, 2012
Your dog learned the most effective way to shake water off: by evolution, maybe. Maybe evolution did other things, too.
Zoo Celebrates Bio-Inspiration
August 31, 2012
The San Diego Zoo has a new Centre for Bioinspiration, promoting invention based on life's solutions to practical problems.
Evidences for Evolution Examined
August 20, 2012
Recent news stories have claimed evidence for evolution. But has evolution been observed or assumed?
Inventors Covet Nature's Engineering
August 16, 2012
Scientists and entrepreneurs can't get enough of the design solutions found in the living world.