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Smart Scientists Borrow Natural Designs

Scientists and engineers are back in school, learning from the best teachers: plants and animals.

Applications from Nature

In this Biomimetics list, we start with the application, then tell you what organism inspired it.

Two Mutations Caused Black Death

The Black Plague of the Middle Ages happened by accident. It was enabled by two mutations to a bacterium, scientists claim.

What's On Your Mind?

News on neuroscience that will stimulate you to think about your brain thinking about thinking.

Mammals Worth Looking Up to (or Down at)

Furry friends around the world get respect from researchers who look at them carefully.

Turkeys Aren't Stupid

Turkeys that are inspiring homeland security technology are just one example of hot designs engineers are finding in the biosphere's treasure chest.

Zoo Celebrates Bio-Inspiration

The San Diego Zoo has a new Centre for Bioinspiration, promoting invention based on life's solutions to practical problems.
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