January 18, 2014
The capabilities of animals large and small continue to fascinate scientists and the public. Here are some recent findings.
Overcoming Natural Evil with Good
November 1, 2013
Things that bite and sting are not always 100% harmful. Maybe some of our categories of natural evil are due to ignorance.
Bee Brain Shows Design Matters Over Size
October 22, 2013
Honeybees can be trained to grasp conceptual relationships, new experiments show, demonstrating that it's not just brain size that governs ability.
Reverse Engineer Living Solutions
September 20, 2013
Need solutions to practical engineering problems? Save time and effort; see how animals and plants do it.
Do Honeycombs Just Happen, or Do Bees Design Them?
July 19, 2013
The idea that honeycombs in beehives self-assemble is as old as Darwin. A new study claims to reinforce the idea, yet honeybees are not just bystanders in the process.
Make Like a Dog, Owl, or Beetle: How Biomimetics Will Improve Our Lives
November 30, 2012
The greatest breakthroughs in health and engineering may be as near as the back yard: 13 more stimulating stories from biomimetics.