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The albatross—master aviator of the ocean winds
Powered by ocean wind shear, the dynamic soaring of the albatross enables it to fly for thousands of miles just above the sea surface without flapping its wings.
by David Catchpoole
Nature’s self-cleaning marvels: Who did the Research & Development?
Nobody saw her “billions of years of research and development”, yet ‘she’ is credited with nature’s marvels of engineering.
by David Catchpoole
The appendix
The little appendage that can cause a lot of pain and confusion.
by Dominic Statham
Homeschool conference: great encouragement and some concerns
Great encouragement from attendees at homeschool conference, yet we also experienced concerns due to false teaching about creation
by Matthew Cserhati, Gary Bates
Tardigrades too tough for evolution
Sometimes scientists are so enthralled by the wonders of the nitty-gritty, they forget what’s really at issue.
by David Catchpoole
The ‘water-walking’ lizard
The incredible basilisk has an amazing ability that allows it to skim across the water.
by Michael Eggleton
Bioluminescence—the light of living things
A chemical reaction allows a tiny creature to stand out in the dark.
by Martin Tampier
The peacock spider
A tiny, amazing, colourful arachnid ‘struts’ around like the bird after which it is named.
by Michael Eggleton
Fish scales inspire flexible armoured gloves
Water dwellers have intricate design features that can be mimicked to help build better protective gear.
by Jonathan Sarfati
Nature’s creatures do ‘impossible’ things
Water striders are strides ahead of robotics engineers, and fleas have the jump on them, too
by David Catchpoole
Capybara
Humans mostly find rodents repulsive, but lots of creatures love this one.
by Warren Nunn
Spider decoys
These spiders are programmed to make larger duplicates of themselves and then animate them to scare and confuse predators.
by Calvin Smith