Un-crushable Beetle Surprises Scientists
October 27, 2020
A beetle that lives under tree bark can withstand crushing forces 39,000 times its body weight. It’s called the “diabolical ironclad beetle” and scientists are intrigued. Live Science tells about its lifestyle. Ironclad beetles (Phloeodes diabolicus) measure about 0.6 to 1 inch (15 to 25 millimeters) in length, and are found in woodland habitats in […]
Tiny Fly Beats Robots
September 3, 2020
Fruit flies dart, circle, zig and zag rapidly. Researchers gain some insight into how they do it so efficiently.
Press Goes Ape Over ID Supporter’s Appointment
March 18, 2020
Intolerant Darwinists Show Their True Colors, Piling On Vituperative Rhetoric by Jerry Bergman, PhD The headline of the most respected American scientific journal, Science, speaks volumes: “Brazil’s pick of a creationist [Benedito Guimarães Aguiar Neto] to lead its higher education agency rattles scientists.” Starting with the first line, the article was inaccurate, stating the […]
Long Necks Without Evolution
January 15, 2020
What do giraffes and sauropods have in common? A new paper shows how you can seek answers without Darwin's help.
Scientists, Reporters Still Nuts Over Darwin
November 1, 2019
No other historical scientist gets as much praise and worship as Charlie D. Why is that?
Experts Were Wrong About Killer Bees
August 16, 2019
Another doomsday scenario has been debunked: killer bees have calmed down and become nice. How, and why?
Moose, You Otter Have Beavers Nearby
July 9, 2019
Once again, scientists conclude that beavers do a lot of good for other animals and plants.
The Best Science Imitates Nature
March 4, 2019
Biomimetics has everything science desires: inspiration, motivation, understanding, and application.
Hagfish Haunts Darwin
January 24, 2019
A zombie hagfish rises from the dead, and scares Darwin from two directions.
The Best Science Follows the Designs in Nature
December 3, 2018
The most fruitful kind of research seeks to understand nature's workings, and when appropriate, imitate it.
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 […]
Marvelous un-Darwinian Mammals
June 7, 2018
Some familiar and unfamiliar mammals share their secrets of extreme adaptation and survival.
City Trees Give More in Ecosystem Services Than They Cost
March 25, 2018
City planners need to plant more trees in urban areas, but the benefits go beyond beautifying pavement. Urban areas occupy 4% of the land surface of the planet, says Theodore A. Endreny in a Comment article in Nature Communications. That may strike readers as surprising, given most people’s attention to cities for work, travel and […]
Trends in Biomimetics: Copying Irreducible Complexity
March 3, 2018
Not everything in nature can be copied effectively for human engineering. Why? Nature is sometimes too good.
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 […]