Snakes on a Brain, and Other Evolutionary Stories
November 2, 2013
When evolution is seen as a storytelling game rather than a serious attempt at scientific explanation, it suddenly makes sense.
Inventors Covet Nature's Engineering
August 16, 2012
Scientists and entrepreneurs can't get enough of the design solutions found in the living world.
From Toxin to Medicine
May 10, 2012
Botulinum toxin (botox) is now big business in health and fashion, but few may remember it derives from one of the deadliest substances known in nature. Other examples show that some forms of "natural evil" can be seen in a different light.
Evolution Takes Credit
August 24, 2007
It may be more blessed to give than to receive, but evolution often just takes.