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Pliable plants
Tropical bats use living leaves to make roosts for their young—but how can the leaves remain healthy when much of their water supply has been cut off?
by David Catchpoole
Spiderweb stickiness secret
How spiderweb glue works: multi-functional adhesive—a ‘smart material’.
by Jonathan Sarfati
Dead crocodiles downunder
Scientific experiments confirm that dead crocodiles need to be buried quickly in sediment to fossilize.
by Ron Neller
The amazing bombardier beetle
God’s engineering marvel that inspired new spray system designs.
by Andy McIntosh
Spiders and ants inspire an unsinkable metal structure
Bug benefiting boat design
by Philip Robinson
Facing the light
Plants need light and water to survive
by Erin Hughes and Gordon Howard
Amazing discovery: Bird wing has ‘leading edge’ technology
Jumbo jets have certain design features enabling safe take-off and landing at slower airspeeds than in mid-flight. It turns out that one of those design features—previously unknown in birds—eagles use brilliantly.
by David Catchpoole
Speedy sharks and golf balls
A key design feature of modern golf balls has been found on sharks, too.
by David Catchpoole
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
In leaps and bounds
How is it that frogs can jump up to 20 times their own body length, while a froghopper’s leap is equivalent to a human jumping over a 210 metre (700 ft) skyscraper?
by David Catchpoole
Animals eating animals
Animals used to be vegetarian, and they will be again. Should we feed animals a vegetarian diet now?
by Lita Sanders
Living fossils and ‘junk DNA’
Why do ‘living fossils’ and functions in ‘junk DNA’ present problems for evolution?
by Don Batten, Lita Cosner