Nature Knows Best
June 13, 2018
Recent news articles show how engineers and inventors are helping mankind by imitating what plants, cells and animals do every day. A new kind of vaccine based on spider silk (Science Daily). Because spider silk is tough and yet biodegradable, it can be used as a delivery capsule for vaccines that might otherwise be resisted […]
Earth as a Living, Breathing Planet: Is It Unique?
November 21, 2017
A new NASA video based on 20 years of data from earth-orbiting satellites will awe viewers.
You Are Free to Read This
September 18, 2016
The question of free will tantalizes philosophers, because the mind-brain distinction is complex.
Imploding Ideas Unnoticed by Their Advocates
June 5, 2016
Fewer people would say foolish things if they noticed how ideas can refute themselves.
Biomimetics Inspires Education
March 7, 2016
Students and teachers are catching on to the potential of biological design to inspire good science.
"Creator" Becomes Cussword
March 4, 2016
The reaction to a poorly-translated Chinese word sets off a firestorm of anti-creation protest among scientists.
December 14, 2015
Here's what's hot in the trendy science of making things the way nature does it.
Invisible Subs and Other Tricks Inspired by Life
November 21, 2015
Working scientists seem less focused on evolution and more on design these days, figuring out how animals and plants do amazing things.
Human Eye Has Nanoscale Resolution
July 10, 2015
No more complaining about bad design in the human eye. Optical experts prove it can distinguish differences at billionths of a meter.
Explorer 1 Chief Discovers Design
January 31, 2008
On this day 50 years ago, America entered the space race. On January 31, 1958, America gave its answer to Sputnik: a civilian satellite named Explorer 1. Within a few hours of the time of day these words are being written, von Braun’s Jupiter-C rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida, successfully launched a JPL satellite into […]