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Humans May Have Lost Beneficial Traits

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

More examples of the art of Just-So Storytelling from evolutionary biologists and psychologists. Pick your winner!

How Animals Keep Warm in Freezing Wetness

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

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

Studies of animals and cells reveal designs in nature we can appreciate and imitate.

Skin Is Repaired by Zipper Mechanism

The details of wound repair and prevention are coming to light.

Animal Excellence Exceeds Mere Survival

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

Every body part has its place and is well-designed for its function.

Let's Get [Thankful for the] Mental

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

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

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

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

Here are more glimpses at the power under the hood: capabilities recently discovered by researchers.

Engineering Designs Found Throughout the Biosphere

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

Several recent findings describe how living organisms keep accurate time in surprising ways.
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