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Words of Wisdom from Wildflowers

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

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

Wherever biologists and microbiologists look, they find organisms solving problems in remarkably clever ways.

Neutron Imaging Solves Mystery of Leeuwenhoek’s Microscopes

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

To know the vast improbabilities, and yet to leap over them with imaginary stories – that's deceiving the public.

Bacteria Rule the Earth

Bacteria are inescapable. They're everywhere. Fortunately, many of them are here for good.

Year-End Biomimetics Parade

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

To innovate something people will want, follow the leader: the Creator of living creatures.

SETI Communication Only Outward So Far

While we wait for responses, all we hear are echoes of our own intelligent signals into space.

Life as the Communication of Information

Could the essence of life be not so much the material substrate, but the transfer of information?
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