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Pathogens Don't Exist

It takes a partnership to have a disease, say two microbiologists who argue for ditching the word "pathogen."

Let's Get [Thankful for the] Physical

Wonders of the human body continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.

Big Leak in Universal Common Ancestor Theory

Evolutionists speculating about the Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA) begin with lots of L.U.C.K.

Even the Plants Have Eyes

How do plants steer toward the light? They have eyes the size of molecules.

Giant Virus Rises from the Past

The media are shocked that a virus resurrected from 32,000-year-old permafrost can still actively invade amoebas.

Biomimetics Quiz

Match the living thing with the technology being developed by imitating its design features.

Engineering Designs Found Throughout the Biosphere

News from biomimetics is coming in so fast, there's only time for brief mentions in a growing list of living designs worth copying.

Bacteria Take Up Dead DNA, Scrambling Evolution

It's not just horizontal gene transfer that can obscure evolutionary history. Scientists have found bacteria recycling fragmented DNA from long-dead organisms. The impact on evolutionary theory could be substantial.

Better Health Through Nature

Humans were meant to thrive in the environment. We sequester ourselves from the natural world at our own peril.

Reverse Engineer Living Solutions

Need solutions to practical engineering problems? Save time and effort; see how animals and plants do it.

What's a Hairy Wood Ant Good For?

A humble, rare ant might help humans learn how to communicate better with networks. It's just one of many ways nature is inspiring technology that approaches perfection.

Parallel Universe of Microbial "Dark Matter" Revealed

As scientists continue to find incredible diversity in the smallest of organisms, realizations of all we've been missing are changing conceptions of life.

Quantum Secret of Photosynthesis Revealed

The magic of light capture by plants is so small and fast, its secrets are only now being understood.

"Very Unreal and Fantastic": Electric Cables Created by Bacteria

Researchers discovered bacteria at the ocean floor that conduct electrons at distances more than a centimeter through elaborate cables.

Don't Hate Bacteria Irrationally

It should be well known by now that we are surrounded by bacteria, mostly benign, all the time -- inside and out. Some reporters still attempt to gross out the public and make misleading statements from scientific findings.
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