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How Wood Is Made

  Arboreal Artistry: The Amazing Talents of Wood Forming CellsĀ  By Margaret Helder As the major component of trees, wood seems useful and even beautiful in finished products, but scarcely biologically dramatic. Yet recent research on the development of wood portrays an elaborate ballet which proceeds inside young developing xylem cells. This performance culminates in […]

Automatic Emergency Brake Found on Molecular Motor

Ross Anderson discusses a new finding about how an 'emergency brake' works in one of the most vital of all molecular machines, ATP synthase.

Scientific Discoveries Can Cast Doubt on Long-Held Beliefs

You have to look beneath the surface veneer of bluffing in science news to see how the sausage is made before it gets packaged to the press.

Honor Your Body, Honor Your Creator

We should all treat our bodies as the gifts that they are, even when parts are not working as well as originally designed.
F. Clark Howell, "Early Man" book, Time-Life Young Readers Edition, 1968, p. 33

Walk This Way: Body Designs Head to Toe

When you examine what makes us tick, you find intelligent design from the top down and from the bottom up.

Hummingbird Metabolism a "Marvel of Evolutionary Engineering"

Unlike humans, hummingbirds are equally good at extracting energy from fructose as from glucose. They are marvels of evolutionary engineering. That makes perfect evolutionary sense.
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