Words of Wisdom from Wildflowers
April 12, 2019
Springtime is here and the wildflowers are blooming. What lessons can nature lovers learn from these beauties?
The Frantic Determination of Some Scientists to Discover Life Elsewhere
July 6, 2018
We often hear exciting news about 'habitable planets' that might have life, or at least the 'building blocks of life.' Are these reports based on sound thinking about the requirements?
Living Things Show Cleverness in Many Ways
April 20, 2018
Wherever biologists and microbiologists look, they find organisms solving problems in remarkably clever ways.
Neutron Imaging Solves Mystery of Leeuwenhoek’s Microscopes
March 26, 2018
It's been 300 years, and scientists are just now figuring out how Antony van Leeuwenhoek was able to grind microscope lenses of superior quality.
NASA Promotes Natural Miracles
February 15, 2018
To know the vast improbabilities, and yet to leap over them with imaginary stories – that's deceiving the public.
Bacteria Rule the Earth
December 14, 2017
Bacteria are inescapable. They're everywhere. Fortunately, many of them are here for good.
Year-End Biomimetics Parade
December 31, 2016
What better way to end the year than a celebration of biomimetics, where fun and useful science never ends thanks to nature's inspiring designs?
Planning Your Next Revolutionary Invention
October 22, 2016
To innovate something people will want, follow the leader: the Creator of living creatures.
SETI Communication Only Outward So Far
May 19, 2016
While we wait for responses, all we hear are echoes of our own intelligent signals into space.
Life as the Communication of Information
April 28, 2016
Could the essence of life be not so much the material substrate, but the transfer of information?