Humans May Have Lost Beneficial Traits
April 6, 2016
Imagine if you could regrow teeth all your life. Have we lost some capabilities during human history?
The Farce Awakens: More Just-So Stories for the Darwin Crowd
December 16, 2015
More examples of the art of Just-So Storytelling from evolutionary biologists and psychologists. Pick your winner!
How Animals Keep Warm in Freezing Wetness
November 25, 2015
We shiver to think of going without heavy coats in snow, but snowshoe hares, gophers and birds look perfectly comfortable. What's their secret?
Inspiring Designs in Life
October 24, 2015
When scientists look closely at living designs, they think, Wow! That's cool! I wonder if we could copy that?
Creatures Worth Knowing and Imitating
July 21, 2015
Studies of animals and cells reveal designs in nature we can appreciate and imitate.
Skin Is Repaired by Zipper Mechanism
May 6, 2015
The details of wound repair and prevention are coming to light.
Animal Excellence Exceeds Mere Survival
April 4, 2015
A tiny bird could live like other birds do without having to fly non-stop for 1,700 miles. Other examples abound of over-design in the animal world.
Your Body: Design from Head to Toe
April 3, 2015
Every body part has its place and is well-designed for its function.
Let's Get [Thankful for the] Mental
November 26, 2014
Wonders of the human brain and sensory systems continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.
Body Wonders at the Cellular Level
September 10, 2014
If we kept track of all the nano-scopic processes that keep us alive, we would be giga-astonished.
Body Secrets You Never Heard Of
July 10, 2014
Your body is performing hi-tech processes all the time that (thank goodness) you never have to think about.
Adult Stem Cells Continue to Offer Hope
May 19, 2014
Advances with adult stem cells continue to promise new cures without violating ethical concerns over embryo research.
Things You Didn't Know About Your Body
January 28, 2014
Here are more glimpses at the power under the hood: capabilities recently discovered by researchers.
Engineering Designs Found Throughout the Biosphere
December 16, 2013
News from biomimetics is coming in so fast, there's only time for brief mentions in a growing list of living designs worth copying.
Life Keeps Quality Time
October 26, 2013
Several recent findings describe how living organisms keep accurate time in surprising ways.