Botanical Marvels: How Plants Catch Light and Take Flight
April 8, 2020
Land plants enhance our world in many ways, but some of the most amazing ways are at the micro level and atomic level.
Three More Designs that Defy Evolution
October 25, 2018
Darwinian natural selection sounds convincing until you look at the details of extraordinary designs in nature.
How Flamingos Stand on One Foot
May 26, 2017
Mysteries of the universe unfold: how can flamingos sleep while standing on one foot? And why is it good to know?
Weekend Digest, May 6, 2017
May 6, 2017
Here's a collection of quick takes on interesting developments in the science news, from Saturn to a possible cure for malaria; from your liver to Sunday funnies.
Plant Brains Solve Problems
January 8, 2016
Without a physical brain or nervous system, plants know how to get about in place.
Three New and Different Biomimetics Stories
November 15, 2013
There appears to be no end of ways to imitate nature's designs.
Ingenious Seed Bomb "Designed by Evolution"
July 13, 2012
Red hot peppers! Can evolution "design" anything, especially a chemical bomb a plant uses to be sure its seeds get spread properly?