Mammals With Super Senses
June 5, 2019
These mammals are very different from each other except in how they put human technology to shame. Bats Bats have an ambulance in their ears (Virginia Tech). Echolocating bats have a challenge. They need to be able to follow moths through foliage by sound alone. While they dart through bushes and trees after their prey, […]
Brain Makes Automatic Statistical Inference
May 27, 2019
Your brain isn't a computer, but contains a powerful one.
Be Thankful for Skin
November 23, 2018
Human skin is the largest organ of the body, and is loaded with protections, sensors and other functions.
“Y” Your Inner Ear Hears So Well
May 17, 2018
A new paper about the inner ear shows an additional level of organization and architecture that increases sensitivity and frequency discrimination.
Time to Re-Mind the Brain
March 19, 2017
A radical rethink is needed to understand the brain, a neuroscientist complains. A radical rethink is needed to understand human exceptionalism, too.
Let Your Mind Marvel at Its Brain
August 5, 2016
Amazing processes go on in the physical brain that most of our minds do not even know about.
Masters of Physics in Nature
June 8, 2016
Plants and animals sometimes keep PhD physicists wondering how they do what they do.
Re-inventing Transportation by Watching Animals
May 31, 2016
Here are 3 ways science is advancing through the imitation of nature.
Body Wonders You Didn't Know You Had
April 26, 2016
We have some really advanced equipment running inside us.
Humans: More than Dust in the Cosmic Wind
March 12, 2016
Superb design in the human body counters the claim we are mere starstuff.
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.
Your Body: Design from Head to Toe
April 3, 2015
Every body part has its place and is well-designed for its function.