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Bacteria—master compass builders
These bacteria precision-build magnetic navigation aids
by David Thomas
Migratory birds use magnetic GPS
Knowing the correct direction to fly isn’t always enough
by Jonathan Sarfati
The ultimate machine
PhD anatomist David Kauffman points out that the human body is ‘ultra superior’ to anything that people have been able to invent.
by Carl Wieland interviews human anatomist Dr David Kaufmann
The last super-tusker?
Giant tusks have a giant meaning.
by David Catchpoole
Shrimpy superboxer
Meet the tiny mantis shrimp that can punch holes in glass using an ingenious catapult mechanism. Its eyes, with 12 types of colour receptor, may help designers of cameras for satellites.
by Jonathan Sarfati
Tooth enamel: sophisticated materials science
Why are teeth so tough, although they are coated with material as brittle as glass? Because of so-called imperfections, as well as other features!
by Jonathan Sarfati
How geckos become unstuck
Geckos stick to surfaces with tiny hairs that attract by van der Waals forces, and come unstuck by controlling angle of the hairs and springy curved toes.
by Jonathan Sarfati
Egyptian mummies and Hebrew perfume
New discoveries at Saqqara, Egypt help shed light on ancient mummification practices, ancient chemistry, regional botany, and ancient global trade connections.
by Robert Carter
Five things you may not know about Adam
Adam, the first man, made in the image of God from dust of the ground. What else do you know about him? Here are five things to test your knowledge.
by Lucien Tuinstra & Phil Robinson
Wandering wolves
Could the reintroduction of wolves into an area they once roamed increase numbers of their prey?
by Lucien Tuinstra
God’s DNA-detangling motors
Complex operations within a cell have to be present from the start for it to function at all.
by Jonathan Sarfati
Our brain: Do we use only a small portion of it?
A big question about the most complex structure in the universe
by Carl Wieland