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Bumblebees Pack Aerodynamic Sophistication into One Gram

Bumblebees seem self-aware of their dimensions so that they can navigate tight spaces during flight.

Do Science for Good

Scientists should get away from philosophizing and help their fellow human beings.

Un-crushable Beetle Surprises Scientists

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

Fruit flies dart, circle, zig and zag rapidly. Researchers gain some insight into how they do it so efficiently.

Has COVID-19 Been Handcuffed?

A grad student and a large American team finds a molecule that puts SARS-CoV-2 into a straitjacket.

Small Animals Strut Their Stuff

Bioengineers struggle to keep up with the designs in nature. For Pi Day, here are some amazing designs in small animals.

Smart Devices

Nature had smart devices long before humans thought of making them. Here are a few that engineers envy.

Footnote: Evolution Adds Nothing

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

Look at these fantastic examples of potential solutions to world problems coming from motivated scientists.

Bumblebees Are Misnamed

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

Science may not understand reality, but individual scientists know what can benefit other people.

Design Language Works in Biology

There are many ways to explain design in nature without having to get religious about it.

Human Body Capabilities Uncovered

More surprises about the body come to light, including the ability to regrow cartilage.

Nature Inspires Intelligent Design

Scientists are inspired by nature's designs, why? Maybe it's because they are designed.

Mammals With Super Senses

These mammals are very different from each other except in how they put human technology to shame.
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