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.
Bats Are Home-Run Flyers
May 23, 2015
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
May 12, 2015
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
April 4, 2015
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.
Biomimetics Still Trending Up
March 28, 2015
The imitation of nature's designs (biomimetics) is all the rage, and shows no sign of slowing down.
Animals Wonderful and Bizarre
March 24, 2015
The variety of living organisms on our planet is astonishing and often surprising. Here are a few examples that have come to light in news reports.
Smart Mammal Tricks
January 29, 2015
Take any animal group. The closer you look, the more interesting things get. Check out four mammals.
Let's Get [Thankful for the] Physical
November 25, 2014
Wonders of the human body continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.
Contenders for Mammal of the Month
July 28, 2014
Here are some furry friends that know how to impress scientists.
New Amazing Animal Discoveries
June 25, 2014
From spiders to mammals, the living world never ceases to amaze us with new wonders. Some are inspiring new technologies.
Life Shows Exquisite Engineering and Optimization
May 29, 2014
Engineers drool over animal capabilities. How would mutation and natural selection deal with these examples of design perfection?
Strange Animals and Stranger Facts About Them
January 29, 2014
The world is decorated with an astonishing diversity of animals. Here are some new discoveries about a few of them.
Whale of a Batty Tale on Sonar Evolution
November 4, 2013
How did two animals completely different in size and ancestry, living in very different environments, arrive at the same complex sensing mechanism?
Genetic Convergent Evolution Strains Credibility
September 6, 2013
"Convergent evolution" is the term given to similar designs that shouldn't be related. Recent widespread examples threaten to make the term lose any coherence it might have had
Batty Illogic Published in Evolutionary Paper
July 18, 2013
Scientific papers do not emerge from pure realms of wisdom and knowledge. They are written by people, who can be illogical sometimes.
Animal and Plant Tricks
July 10, 2013
There's no end of amazing tricks in the living world – adaptations that aid their success. Finding them is one thing. Explaining them is another.
Amazing Body Facts
May 22, 2013
There are more wonders in your body than you can possibly imagine. Here are half a dozen new findings for conversation starters.
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.
April 20, 2013
Here's a quick rundown of news on new technologies emerging from the study of plants, animals, and cells.