Is Plastic Natural?
September 30, 2021
Plastic pollution is an issue of serious concern that needs to be understood through the lens of chemistry.
Another Big Science Fail Over Pollution
June 5, 2020
Is plastic polluting the world's oceans? Yes, but not nearly as much as hundreds of studies had claimed. Measure, don't assume!
Small Animals Strut Their Stuff
March 14, 2020
Bioengineers struggle to keep up with the designs in nature. For Pi Day, here are some amazing designs in small animals.
Why Can’t Scientists Achieve Nature’s Designs?
August 12, 2019
Biomimetics has been big for years now, but scientists are still a long way from achieving biology's engineering.
Good Biology Without Natural Selection
January 11, 2019
Excellent biological research that produces understanding and application can ignore natural selection completely.
More Good Science from Nature
December 4, 2018
The natural world contains endless examples of intelligent design that can inspire scientists with wonder and inspiration.
The Best Science Follows the Designs in Nature
December 3, 2018
The most fruitful kind of research seeks to understand nature's workings, and when appropriate, imitate it.
Biomimetics Parade Marches Upward
April 14, 2018
Scientists continue to find amazing things about animals and plants that they wish to imitate in technology.
Sea Sponge Makes Flexible Glass
June 24, 2017
How do you make glass that bends without breaking? Learn from a lowly sponge. Then look around for other ideas.
Weekend Biomimetics Showcase
March 11, 2017
The focus in biology these days is on design. Here's evidence.
Inspiring Life Tricks
November 14, 2016
These tricks are enough to make an inventor run to the patent office.
Inspiring Life Motivates Designers
September 17, 2016
Here's the latest collection of bio-inspired designs brought to you by plants, animals, and cells.
Spiders Play Silk Harps
September 7, 2016
Spider webs are so finely-tuned, they are like musical instruments that the creatures can strum or listen to.
Biomimetics Inspires Education
March 7, 2016
Students and teachers are catching on to the potential of biological design to inspire good science.
Small Creatures Have Super Strength
February 9, 2016
The most amazing physical feats in nature are performed by some of the smallest organisms.