Guessing Game: Name the Organism that Inspired This Discovery
July 15, 2017
Here's a quick brain teaser. Can you guess which biological organism inspired the scientific advance? Answers and sources provided.
Strange and Wonderful Animals Explored
March 5, 2017
Look at what scientists are learning about some common animals, and others not so common.
Big Science Loves ID – Sometimes
January 14, 2017
Despite institutional rejection of intelligent design, researchers are attracted to ID when it can make money, make them famous, or advance understanding of nature.
Spiders Play Silk Harps
September 7, 2016
Spider webs are so finely-tuned, they are like musical instruments that the creatures can strum or listen to.
Weekend Biomimetics Parade
August 20, 2016
Here's a quick list of exciting news about how imitation of nature's designs is leading to wonderful inventions.
Invisible Subs and Other Tricks Inspired by Life
November 21, 2015
Working scientists seem less focused on evolution and more on design these days, figuring out how animals and plants do amazing things.
Creatures Worth Knowing and Imitating
July 21, 2015
Studies of animals and cells reveal designs in nature we can appreciate and imitate.
Scientific Progress Needs Design, Not Darwin
June 16, 2015
Numerous papers advancing scientific knowledge rely on design principles, not evolutionary notions.
March 15, 2015
Need inspiration? Look at designs in nature. Even secular scientists are getting inspired.
Entrepreneurs Find Gold in Nature
August 8, 2014
Inspiration for invention comes from everywhere in nature's engineering. At every level, there are designs worth imitating.
New Amazing Animal Discoveries
June 25, 2014
From spiders to mammals, the living world never ceases to amaze us with new wonders. Some are inspiring new technologies.
Animal and Plant Tricks
July 10, 2013
There's no end of amazing tricks in the living world – adaptations that aid their success. Finding them is one thing. Explaining them is another.
What Do a Toucan, an Oyster and a Spider Have in Common? Bio-Engineers' Drool
February 17, 2013
If we want to build more robust, lightweight materials, two researchers say, look to nature.
Make Like a Dog, Owl, or Beetle: How Biomimetics Will Improve Our Lives
November 30, 2012
The greatest breakthroughs in health and engineering may be as near as the back yard: 13 more stimulating stories from biomimetics.
Butterfly Cities and Spider Optics
October 22, 2012
Skycrapers of the future may shine in brilliant butterfly colors. Optical biosensors may be made from spider webs. These are just a few of the engineering marvels coming from biomimetics—the imitation of nature.