Mammals With Super Senses
June 5, 2019
These mammals are very different from each other except in how they put human technology to shame. Bats Bats have an ambulance in their ears (Virginia Tech). Echolocating bats have a challenge. They need to be able to follow moths through foliage by sound alone. While they dart through bushes and trees after their prey, […]
Can a Dinosaur Have Bat-Like Wings?
May 20, 2019
Calling something a dinosaur doesn't make it a dinosaur. This animal had more in common with a bat, says Dr Jerry Bergman.
Bat Designs Tainted by Batty Evolution Stories
February 12, 2018
When learning about well-designed flyers like bats, is it helpful to speculate about how Darwinian evolution invented the traits by chance? Drink Up, Boys In previous news, we learned how dogs drink using “acceleration-driven open pumping” (15 Dec 2015). There’s a method in that mad slurping: to lift water from the bowl, your dog employs […]
Biological Designs Worth Imitating
April 20, 2017
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
January 14, 2017
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
January 4, 2017
Here are four organisms with surprising mental powers.
Mammal Champs Strut Their (Unevolved) Stuff
November 21, 2016
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
June 26, 2016
The AAAS endorses two books where researchers act like animals.
Design Inspires Scientific Advances
May 9, 2016
When you see cutting-edge science in materials and methods, you are likely to read "Inspired by Nature."
Nature Inspires Hi-Tech Design
February 6, 2016
Scientists and engineers continue the gold rush to imitate nature's solutions to problems.
Animal Engineers Teach Physics Profs a Thing or Three
November 19, 2015
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?
September 29, 2015
"Cold dinosaur" fossils have paleontologists questioning everything they thought they knew about dinosaur physiology.
Applications from Nature
August 25, 2015
In this Biomimetics list, we start with the application, then tell you what organism inspired it.
August 11, 2015
Neo-Darwinism is at war with the observations, and the observations might just win.
Surprising Animals Old and New
June 19, 2015
Moving creatures, whether extant or extinct, never cease to hold fascination for human observers.