Surprising Animals Go to Extremes
May 14, 2013
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
May 4, 2013
Incredible advancements in technology are coming from the imitation of nature, but engineers cannot yet attain animal performance.
Weekend Entertainment: Evolutionary Just-So Stories
April 21, 2013
When you see a science headline in the form "How the .... got its ...." prepare for a laugh. Now, even some evolutionists are laughing.
April 20, 2013
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
April 12, 2013
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
April 4, 2013
Some of the most unlikely creatures are making headlines because of their potential for advancing technology.
Biomimetics Matching Game
March 27, 2013
Try your hand at matching the organism with the new technology being developed from its design.
Evolution Is Not Just Change or Similarity
March 23, 2013
Many scientific findings get labeled with "evolution" even though neo-Darwinism has nothing to do with them.
Soil, Sustainability, and the Blue Revolution
February 20, 2013
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
February 17, 2013
If we want to build more robust, lightweight materials, two researchers say, look to nature.
Make Like a Firefly
January 24, 2013
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
January 22, 2013
Tree ring data from the 8th century hint that a cosmic catastrophe was averted on the "privileged planet."
An Unexpected Forest Helper: Mistletoe
December 31, 2012
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
November 30, 2012
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
November 24, 2012
Scientists continue finding the real world to be opposite evolutionary expectations. Here are some recent examples.