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Nature Knows Best

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 […]

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.

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?

Inspiring Life Tricks

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

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.

"Natural Evil" May Be Broken Good

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

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.

Animals Win the Gold

As the Olympics begin in London, it's fun to consider how animals would compete against humans.
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