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.
Intelligent Design Is Leading Biology's Golden Age
January 12, 2016
Look at a natural design. Seek to understand it. Seek to imitate it. Biology advances.
Plant Brains Solve Problems
January 8, 2016
Without a physical brain or nervous system, plants know how to get about in place.
Detailed Seeds Found in Early Cretaceous Rock
January 4, 2016
Hundreds of flowering plant seeds from early Cretaceous strata on two continents show exceptional preservation; how can they be 125 million years old?
December 14, 2015
Here's what's hot in the trendy science of making things the way nature does it.
New Fossils, Old Stories
November 23, 2015
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
November 21, 2015
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
November 2, 2015
One of the driest places on Earth has been storing its seeds underground for years for a moment like this.
Inspiring Designs in Life
October 24, 2015
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"
October 5, 2015
Need fundamental insights into physics and technology? Look no further than the living world.