Super Designs in Amazing Animals, Part 2
May 17, 2019
Organisms of all kinds, sizes and shapes have mastered physical principles in astonishing ways. Here are more examples.
Bat Designs Tainted by Batty Evolution Stories
February 12, 2018
When learning about well-designed flyers like bats, is it helpful to speculate about how Darwinian evolution invented the traits by chance? Drink Up, Boys In previous news, we learned how dogs drink using “acceleration-driven open pumping” (15 Dec 2015). There’s a method in that mad slurping: to lift water from the bowl, your dog employs […]
Talk the Walk
September 24, 2015
Upright walking—that distinctive human form of locomotion—is more complex than putting one foot in front of the other. Let's talk the walk.
Scientific Progress Needs Design, Not Darwin
June 16, 2015
Numerous papers advancing scientific knowledge rely on design principles, not evolutionary notions.
Cell's Molecular Machines Arouse Fascination
August 9, 2014
With increasing image quality at their disposal, biologists are finding amazing molecular machines at work in living cells.
The Ocean's Most Efficient Swimmer Is… A Jellyfish
October 19, 2013
They look so lazy, drifting among the waves, but jellyfish are powered by such efficient mechanisms, the Navy wants to imitate them.