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Surprising Animals Go to Extremes

Today's entry features a mammal, a bird and an insect that have good reasons to show off.

Bug-Eye Camera, Fly Robot and other Bio-Inspired Tech

Incredible advancements in technology are coming from the imitation of nature, but engineers cannot yet attain animal performance.

Weekend Entertainment: Evolutionary Just-So Stories

When you see a science headline in the form "How the .... got its ...." prepare for a laugh. Now, even some evolutionists are laughing.

Biomimetics Roundup

Here's a quick rundown of news on new technologies emerging from the study of plants, animals, and cells.

Human and Animal Brains: Uniquenesses and Similarities

Several recent science articles explore what we have in common with animals, and what is unique about the human brain.

Of Hagfish, Geckos and Dragonflies

Some of the most unlikely creatures are making headlines because of their potential for advancing technology.

Biomimetics Matching Game

Try your hand at matching the organism with the new technology being developed from its design.

Evolution Is Not Just Change or Similarity

Many scientific findings get labeled with "evolution" even though neo-Darwinism has nothing to do with them.

Soil, Sustainability, and the Blue Revolution

Life-sustaining resources are right beneath our feet, says a Penn State hydrologist.

What Do a Toucan, an Oyster and a Spider Have in Common? Bio-Engineers' Drool

If we want to build more robust, lightweight materials, two researchers say, look to nature.

Make Like a Firefly

Biomimetics puts a new meaning into "Make like a tree." Yes, make things like trees, snails, fireflies, and a thousand other creatures do, and life can be inspiring.

Was Charlemagne Protected from a Cosmic Disaster? A Carbon-14 Mystery

Tree ring data from the 8th century hint that a cosmic catastrophe was averted on the "privileged planet."

An Unexpected Forest Helper: Mistletoe

Long thought a tree-killing bane, parasitic mistletoe appears to do much more good than harm to a forest ecology.

Make Like a Dog, Owl, or Beetle: How Biomimetics Will Improve Our Lives

The greatest breakthroughs in health and engineering may be as near as the back yard: 13 more stimulating stories from biomimetics.

More Falsified Darwinian Expectations

Scientists continue finding the real world to be opposite evolutionary expectations. Here are some recent examples.
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