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Carnivorous Plants Show Attention to Detail

Two plants that baffled Darwin are best admired for their design than for their evolution. Most people have seen the hinged snap-shut cages of the Venus flytrap. Some know that the insides of the leaves have three trigger hairs each, which must be touched twice in succession at a minimum interval of time for the […]

This Plant Beats the Venus Flytrap for Speed

The waterwheel plant, an aquatic species with a snap-trap faster than the Venus flytrap, is different enough to challenge evolutionary speculations.

Crazy Convergences Distort Darwinism

Get a load of this: Darwinians claim that complex features arose independently multiple times by an unknown process called "convergent evolution."

Animals Overcome Limitations of Physics

The limits of human engineering have been overcome by animals in surprising ways worth imitating.

Living Surprises, Living Hopes

Here are ten recent discoveries about plants and animals that are surprising and inspiring. Some of them may lead to technologies that can improve our own lives.

Biomimetics to the Rescue of Science

The booming field of biomimetics (imitating nature’s designs) is fascinating not only for the amazing products it promises, but for the fresh new opportunities it provides for science and engineering. From viruses to mammals, everything in the living world is now being seen in a new light: agents of innovation that humans can learn from. Here are just a few examples in recent news, arranged in order from large to small inspirational creatures.
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