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How Did Primitive Organisms Learn Physics?

Inspiring cases of ballistics, civil engineering and architecture can be found in some of the simplest of living organisms.

A Bird, a Mushroom, and a Fly Fossilized Fast

Exceptional preservation of soft tissues required rapid fossilization. Did they really die a hundred million years ago?

How Flamingos Stand on One Foot

Mysteries of the universe unfold: how can flamingos sleep while standing on one foot? And why is it good to know?

Bubbles Scream Life

It might be a fungus. It might be half a billion years older than previously thought. It might rewrite the evolutionary history of complex life, including humans. What is it?

Tick Talk: Mammal Blood Found in Amber

Can intact blood be preserved for 15 to 45 million years, give or take 50 million?

Weekend Biomimetics Showcase

The focus in biology these days is on design. Here's evidence.

Inspiring Life Tricks

These tricks are enough to make an inventor run to the patent office.

Smart Scientists Borrow Natural Designs

Scientists and engineers are back in school, learning from the best teachers: plants and animals.

For the Love of Trees

You don't have to be a proverbial tree-hugger to love trees and wonder at all the things they can do, and do for us.

Why Is a New Theory of Coal Formation Needed?

When a new theory comes along, better examine why the old one needed replacing.

Instant Islands and Ecology

A new volcanic island near Japan recalls the rapid colonization of Iceland's Surtsey island in 1963.

"Natural Evil" May Be Broken Good

Things in nature we consider nasty are sometimes good systems that have broken.

Talking Plants and Secret Networks

There was a time when talking plants was mythology. Now, it's science.

Evolutionists Multiply Miracles

If evolution could develop a complex structure once, defying all probability, then maybe it could do it multiple times, some evolutionists theorize.

Nature: 3.8 Billion Years of R&D

Scientists continue mining the biomimicry bonanza, but some still give all the credit to time and evolution.
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