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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.
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