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Amazing Feats Highlight Human Exceptionalism

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

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

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?

If you think tiny shrew-like mammals scurried afoot below dinosaurs right before they went extinct, you've got the wrong picture.

Sunday Inspiration

Need inspiration? Look at designs in nature. Even secular scientists are getting inspired.

Sperm Cells Gain Respect

Millions of tadpole-like sperm cells rush to fertilize one egg. They deserve more respect than they often get.

Why You Are Waterproof

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.
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