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How Flamingos Stand on One Foot

Mysteries of the universe unfold: how can flamingos sleep while standing on one foot? And why is it good to know?

Small Wonders: Arthropods With Superpowers

Robot designers know that making things big is easy, but making them small is hard. How do you pack a multitude of capabilities in a tiny space? Consider these little guys.

Biological Designs Worth Imitating

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

Stem Cell Digest

Scan these headlines for news about stem cells: the unethical kind (embryonic, ESC) and the ethical kind (adult, induced pluripotent, iPSC).

Learn Your Body Toolkit

Here are some tricks of living in a human body that you may not know about, because they happen automatically.

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.

What Good Is a Hairball?

When you start looking for clues to good designs in nature, the results are everywhere.

Inspiring Life Motivates Designers

Here's the latest collection of bio-inspired designs brought to you by plants, animals, and cells.

Spiders Play Silk Harps

Spider webs are so finely-tuned, they are like musical instruments that the creatures can strum or listen to.

Toy Octopus Is Far from the Living Reality

The news media are celebrating an autonomous soft robot shaped like an octopus. It has a lot to learn from its living counterpart.

Weekend Biomimetics Parade

Here's a quick list of exciting news about how imitation of nature's designs is leading to wonderful inventions.

Evolutionists Boast of Storytelling

Some evolutionists not only own up to just-so storytelling; they parade it.

Masters of Physics in Nature

Plants and animals sometimes keep PhD physicists wondering how they do what they do.

Your Supernatural Teeth

Aspects of human teeth appear over-designed for their function.

Re-inventing Transportation by Watching Animals

Here are 3 ways science is advancing through the imitation of nature.

Design Inspires Scientific Advances

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

Plastic Proteins and Turtle Skis

Here's news about the latest technologies coming out of biomimetics, the imitation of nature's designs.

Small Creatures Have Super Strength

The most amazing physical feats in nature are performed by some of the smallest organisms.

Nature Inspires Hi-Tech Design

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

News to Enhance Your Birding

Birdwatching is more fun when you learn what's going on in those feathered bodies.

Design in Tiny Fruit Flies

Among the smallest of flyers, these amazing insects pack incredible technology into a tiny package.

Invisible Subs and Other Tricks Inspired by Life

Working scientists seem less focused on evolution and more on design these days, figuring out how animals and plants do amazing things.

Hair Makes You Bigger and Warmer

Scientists found that hair increases a beast's surface area by a factor of 100.

Inspiring Designs in Life

When scientists look closely at living designs, they think, Wow! That's cool! I wonder if we could copy that?

Scientific Progress Is Spelled "Bio-Inspiration"

Need fundamental insights into physics and technology? Look no further than the living world.

Insects Worth Respecting

Most six-legged creatures are small and we give them little notice. Here are surprises that entomologists are discovering in some very special insects.

Applications from Nature

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

Animal Superheroes

Here are some animals, some common and some little-known, whose abilities astonish scientists.

Four-Footed Snake?

The fossil "transitional form" is not what reporters are making it out to be.