To Solve Problems, Look to Nature
July 27, 2023
A wealth of engineering solutions is all around us if we but observe and learn.
Darwin-Free Science Is Possible
November 29, 2021
Scientists can just report the evidence without evolutionary stories. Here's a good example and a bad example.
Make Like a Snake
January 16, 2018
Here are a few more examples illustrating why the imitation of nature is one of the hottest trends in science.
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.
Applications from Nature
August 25, 2015
In this Biomimetics list, we start with the application, then tell you what organism inspired it.
Smart Mammal Tricks
January 29, 2015
Take any animal group. The closer you look, the more interesting things get. Check out four mammals.
Cat Whiskers and Narwhal Tusks: Why Things Are
March 24, 2014
In the animal world, unique features often have well-designed functions.
Selling Confabulation as Science
November 11, 2011
Science is supposed to be all about demonstrable proof through experiment. Should some scientists get away with confabulation – mere storytelling? Look at these recent headlines published on science news sites and consider whether some serious housecleaning is in order.