Body Gifts to Stop Taking for Granted
September 22, 2021
There's more going on in our bodies than we know. We should exercise more gratitude.
Glass Sponges: Lessons from the Deep
August 10, 2021
How can a "simple" or "primitive" sponge surprise engineers with its optimal physics?
Bumblebees Pack Aerodynamic Sophistication into One Gram
November 28, 2020
Bumblebees seem self-aware of their dimensions so that they can navigate tight spaces during flight.
Do Science for Good
November 12, 2020
Scientists should get away from philosophizing and help their fellow human beings.
Un-crushable Beetle Surprises Scientists
October 27, 2020
A beetle that lives under tree bark can withstand crushing forces 39,000 times its body weight. It’s called the “diabolical ironclad beetle” and scientists are intrigued. Live Science tells about its lifestyle. Ironclad beetles (Phloeodes diabolicus) measure about 0.6 to 1 inch (15 to 25 millimeters) in length, and are found in woodland habitats in […]
Tiny Fly Beats Robots
September 3, 2020
Fruit flies dart, circle, zig and zag rapidly. Researchers gain some insight into how they do it so efficiently.
Has COVID-19 Been Handcuffed?
August 11, 2020
A grad student and a large American team finds a molecule that puts SARS-CoV-2 into a straitjacket.
Small Animals Strut Their Stuff
March 14, 2020
Bioengineers struggle to keep up with the designs in nature. For Pi Day, here are some amazing designs in small animals.
March 6, 2020
Nature had smart devices long before humans thought of making them. Here are a few that engineers envy.
Footnote: Evolution Adds Nothing
February 27, 2020
A new study of foot stiffness helps explain human walking and running, and might inspire robots. Evolution adds nothing.
Solutions Come from Freedom and Ingenuity, Not Government
February 22, 2020
Look at these fantastic examples of potential solutions to world problems coming from motivated scientists.
Bumblebees Are Misnamed
February 6, 2020
They don't bumble. They use efficient techniques to get the most bang of weightlifting for the buck of wing flaps.
Good Science Bears Good Fruit
January 29, 2020
Science may not understand reality, but individual scientists know what can benefit other people.
Design Language Works in Biology
December 6, 2019
There are many ways to explain design in nature without having to get religious about it.
Human Body Capabilities Uncovered
October 17, 2019
More surprises about the body come to light, including the ability to regrow cartilage.