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Masters of Physics in Nature

Plants and animals sometimes keep PhD physicists wondering how they do what they do.

Want a Wood-Plastic Bowl for Your Wood Stew?

Scientists are realizing that components of wood have many practical and healthful uses.
Blue lupines in southern California

Peas and Prosperity

A healthy plant community relies on natural mechanisms that agricultural scientists can tap into.

Re-inventing Transportation by Watching Animals

Here are 3 ways science is advancing through the imitation of nature.

Sunflower Motion Is a Black Box

Something as commonly observable as sunflowers following the sun is difficult to explain.

Design Inspires Scientific Advances

When you see cutting-edge science in materials and methods, you are likely to read "Inspired by Nature."

Life as the Communication of Information

Could the essence of life be not so much the material substrate, but the transfer of information?

Why Chernobyl Neighbors Are Not Dying

Surprising scientists, both people and animals are doing OK around the world's worst nuclear accident site.

Plastic Proteins and Turtle Skis

Here's news about the latest technologies coming out of biomimetics, the imitation of nature's designs.

Biomimetics Inspires Education

Students and teachers are catching on to the potential of biological design to inspire good science.
Death Valley superbloom 2016

Death Valley Comes Alive

As if resurrected from the dead, forgotten seeds burst forth in a celebration of life in the hottest place on earth.

Take a Forest Bath

Science supports a Japanese tradition of "forest bathing" for mental refreshment and overall well-being.

Nature Inspires Hi-Tech Design

Scientists and engineers continue the gold rush to imitate nature's solutions to problems.

Why Is a New Theory of Coal Formation Needed?

When a new theory comes along, better examine why the old one needed replacing.

Secret Animal Hideouts

Small animals can hide out in secret places, even in your own home.

Organisms Refusing to Evolve Over Millions of Years

Several more cases of "extreme stasis" have turned up, calling into question Darwin's notion of constant, gradual change over millions of years.

Intelligent Design Is Leading Biology's Golden Age

Look at a natural design. Seek to understand it. Seek to imitate it. Biology advances.

Plant Brains Solve Problems

Without a physical brain or nervous system, plants know how to get about in place.

Detailed Seeds Found in Early Cretaceous Rock

Hundreds of flowering plant seeds from early Cretaceous strata on two continents show exceptional preservation; how can they be 125 million years old?

Biomimetics Line-Up

Here's what's hot in the trendy science of making things the way nature does it.

New Fossils, Old Stories

You can sing any words to the same tune, if you don't know any other tunes and don't care how well the syllables rhyme or fit.

Invisible Subs and Other Tricks Inspired by Life

Working scientists seem less focused on evolution and more on design these days, figuring out how animals and plants do amazing things.

Dry Desert Explodes in Color

One of the driest places on Earth has been storing its seeds underground for years for a moment like this.

Inspiring Designs in Life

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"

Need fundamental insights into physics and technology? Look no further than the living world.

Applications from Nature

In this Biomimetics list, we start with the application, then tell you what organism inspired it.

Good Fossils, But Where's the Evolution?

They're millions of years old, evolutionists say, but these fossils look like things you could find around town.

Evolutionary Enigmas

Neo-Darwinism is at war with the observations, and the observations might just win.

Scientific Progress Needs Design, Not Darwin

Numerous papers advancing scientific knowledge rely on design principles, not evolutionary notions.

More Examples of "Convergent Evolution" Claimed

Traits evolve by common ancestry, evolutionists claim—except when they don't, which is all too common.