The Best Science Imitates Nature
March 4, 2019
Biomimetics has everything science desires: inspiration, motivation, understanding, and application. What’s not to like about biomimetics? It’s amazing. It’s interesting. Kids can like it. Parents can steer kids into careers in science with it. It’s usually ethical and non-controversial. And we can all benefit from the discoveries that are leading to applied understanding that comes […]
Make Like a Snake
January 16, 2018
Here are a few more examples illustrating why the imitation of nature is one of the hottest trends in science.
Animals Don’t Respect Darwin
January 8, 2018
Living things owe no obligation to Darwin. They will break his laws with reckless abandon.
New Things to Learn About Your Body
October 26, 2015
These news items about the human body are likely to surprise and delight you with how well you are made.
What Sparked the Mammal Explosion?
September 3, 2015
If you think tiny shrew-like mammals scurried afoot below dinosaurs right before they went extinct, you've got the wrong picture.
Your Body: Design from Head to Toe
April 3, 2015
Every body part has its place and is well-designed for its function.
March 20, 2015
Evolutionary articles often say that new data will cause them to rethink evolution. Maybe they're not thinking deeply enough.
Life Worth Imitating
July 7, 2014
The living treasure chest of biological designs opens wider each week, inspiring human engineers to improve human health and productivity.
Mighty Mite and Spider Gymnast: Arachnids Inspire Scientists
April 28, 2014
We have a new land speed record. You'd have to run 1300 mph to keep up with this critter at its scale.