Want a Wood-Plastic Bowl for Your Wood Stew?
June 6, 2016
Scientists are realizing that components of wood have many practical and healthful uses.
Peas and Prosperity
June 1, 2016
A healthy plant community relies on natural mechanisms that agricultural scientists can tap into.
Re-inventing Transportation by Watching Animals
May 31, 2016
Here are 3 ways science is advancing through the imitation of nature.
Sunflower Motion Is a Black Box
May 30, 2016
Something as commonly observable as sunflowers following the sun is difficult to explain.
Design Inspires Scientific Advances
May 9, 2016
When you see cutting-edge science in materials and methods, you are likely to read "Inspired by Nature."
Life as the Communication of Information
April 28, 2016
Could the essence of life be not so much the material substrate, but the transfer of information?
Why Chernobyl Neighbors Are Not Dying
April 21, 2016
Surprising scientists, both people and animals are doing OK around the world's worst nuclear accident site.
Plastic Proteins and Turtle Skis
April 18, 2016
Here's news about the latest technologies coming out of biomimetics, the imitation of nature's designs.
Biomimetics Inspires Education
March 7, 2016
Students and teachers are catching on to the potential of biological design to inspire good science.
Death Valley Comes Alive
March 6, 2016
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
February 7, 2016
Science supports a Japanese tradition of "forest bathing" for mental refreshment and overall well-being.
Nature Inspires Hi-Tech Design
February 6, 2016
Scientists and engineers continue the gold rush to imitate nature's solutions to problems.
Why Is a New Theory of Coal Formation Needed?
January 22, 2016
When a new theory comes along, better examine why the old one needed replacing.
Secret Animal Hideouts
January 20, 2016
Small animals can hide out in secret places, even in your own home.
Organisms Refusing to Evolve Over Millions of Years
January 15, 2016
Several more cases of "extreme stasis" have turned up, calling into question Darwin's notion of constant, gradual change over millions of years.