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 […]
Biomimetics Parade Marches Upward
April 14, 2018
Scientists continue to find amazing things about animals and plants that they wish to imitate in technology.
Archaeopteryx: The Rock Star of Dino-Birds?
October 6, 2017
Dr Jerry Bergman examines evidence that Archaeopteryx was transitional between reptiles and birds.
Cells Teach Humans About Design
September 30, 2017
Biomimetics extends to the cellular level, where extraordinary processes show engineers the right way to do things.
The Birds that Didn’t Evolve
August 1, 2017
Birds live and birds die, but they have a hard time following Darwin's dictum to evolve or perish.
Guessing Game: Name the Organism that Inspired This Discovery
July 15, 2017
Here's a quick brain teaser. Can you guess which biological organism inspired the scientific advance? Answers and sources provided.
New Dinosaur Fossils Shake Up the Consensus
June 7, 2017
Fossils of ancient reptiles from different continents are changing long-accepted views.
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?
Pin the Feather on the Dinosaur
May 15, 2017
Careless artists and reporters have put imaginary feathers on a one-ton dinosaur that couldn't fly.
Evolution for the Birds
February 22, 2017
Birds have not evolved as much as evolutionary theories about them have.
Proof of Dinosaur Feathers?
December 9, 2016
Opinions are swirling about an amazing piece of amber with enclosed feathers. Let's look at what is known so far.
Early Fossil Bird Feathers Were Modern and Colorful
November 19, 2016
The predicted gradual sequence from fuzz to flight remains mythical, as modern feathers show up too early for Darwin's comfort.
Bird Wings Found in Amber
June 30, 2016
The modern appearance is empirical. The date is philosophical.
How the Dragon Got Its Beard
June 28, 2016
Scales are not feathers are not hair, but evolutionary tales get hairy sometimes.
Forcing Contrary Data into Evolution Stories
May 21, 2016
Some recent findings might raise the eyebrows of perceptive readers: "How does that support evolution?"