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Biological Designs Worth Imitating

If these designs are so good that intelligent minds want to mimic them, who can believe they emerged by chance?

Big Science Loves ID – Sometimes

Despite institutional rejection of intelligent design, researchers are attracted to ID when it can make money, make them famous, or advance understanding of nature.

Animals Can Be Smarter Than You Think

Here are four organisms with surprising mental powers.

Mammal Champs Strut Their (Unevolved) Stuff

Here's a showcase of very different mammals all deserving of the same thing: admiration. You don't do that by attributing them to evolution.

Scientists Become Beasts

The AAAS endorses two books where researchers act like animals.

Design Inspires Scientific Advances

When you see cutting-edge science in materials and methods, you are likely to read "Inspired by Nature."

Nature Inspires Hi-Tech Design

Scientists and engineers continue the gold rush to imitate nature's solutions to problems.

Animal Engineers Teach Physics Profs a Thing or Three

Three animals never went to the university, but they leave human PhDs struggling to catch up to their know-how.

Will the Dinosaur Paradigm Be Next to Fall?

"Cold dinosaur" fossils have paleontologists questioning everything they thought they knew about dinosaur physiology.

Applications from Nature

In this Biomimetics list, we start with the application, then tell you what organism inspired it.

Evolutionary Enigmas

Neo-Darwinism is at war with the observations, and the observations might just win.

Surprising Animals Old and New

Moving creatures, whether extant or extinct, never cease to hold fascination for human observers.

Bats Are Home-Run Flyers

You don't just put wings on a naked mole rat and make it fly. Bats are designed to be aero-bat-ic champions.

The Parts List for Hearing

Want to hear what goes on when you hear sounds? Hair cells wave in the fluid, responding to specific frequencies, and hundreds of proteins go into action.

Animal Excellence Exceeds Mere Survival

A tiny bird could live like other birds do without having to fly non-stop for 1,700 miles. Other examples abound of over-design in the animal world.
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