Amazing Feats Highlight Human Exceptionalism
June 15, 2018
It's not just what humans can do, but why they do it, that makes humans stand apart from animals.
Well-Adapted Underwater Animals that Defy Evolution
December 8, 2017
A wide variety of organisms spend all or part of their time under the surface of water, having just the equipment they need to thrive.
Year-End Biomimetics Parade
December 31, 2016
What better way to end the year than a celebration of biomimetics, where fun and useful science never ends thanks to nature's inspiring designs?
What Sparked the Mammal Explosion?
September 3, 2015
If you think tiny shrew-like mammals scurried afoot below dinosaurs right before they went extinct, you've got the wrong picture.
March 15, 2015
Need inspiration? Look at designs in nature. Even secular scientists are getting inspired.
Sperm Cells Gain Respect
June 4, 2014
Millions of tadpole-like sperm cells rush to fertilize one egg. They deserve more respect than they often get.
Why You Are Waterproof
April 29, 2012
Can you imagine inflating like a water balloon every time you jumped in a swimming pool? Or what if water leaked out of your skin every time you drank a glass of water? Your skin forms an impermeable barrier to water, a new study found, because of a unique way certain molecules are arranged.