Leeuwenhoek’s Character Questioned
May 17, 2021
Researchers make unwarranted insinuations based on indirect observations of two historic microscopes.
Fly Specialties Amaze Scientists
January 14, 2021
The humble housefly deserves some respect for its engineering design.
Super Designs in Amazing Animals, Part I
May 16, 2019
Animals of all kinds, sizes and shapes have mastered physical principles in astonishing ways.
Neutron Imaging Solves Mystery of Leeuwenhoek’s Microscopes
March 26, 2018
It's been 300 years, and scientists are just now figuring out how Antony van Leeuwenhoek was able to grind microscope lenses of superior quality.
Well-Adapted Underwater Animals that Defy Evolution
December 8, 2017
A wide variety of organisms spend all or part of their time under the surface of water, having just the equipment they need to thrive.
Blindness Reversed with Adult Stem Cells
March 21, 2016
Success with rabbits and with children offers promising cures for blindness in humans, using ethical stem cells.
The Crawling Eye: Cells as Lenses
February 10, 2016
Certain bacteria can respond to light be turning their whole bodies into eyeballs.
Reverse Engineer Living Solutions
September 20, 2013
Need solutions to practical engineering problems? Save time and effort; see how animals and plants do it.
Secrets of Sight
August 16, 2013
The number of processes involved in eyesight continues to grow, adding more focus and clarity to the miracle of vision.
Freckled Trilobites Had Great Eyes
March 29, 2013
Darlings of the Cambrian Explosion, trilobites had spotted markings and sophisticated eyes. Some have been exceptionally well preserved as fossils, down to the level of individual cells.
Your Senses Awe Scientists
November 17, 2012
The ear, the eye, the nose, and the mind itself continue to display wondrous capabilities.