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Biomimicry in the Beer Aisle?

From MinuteEarth, here is a fun video that explains biodiversity by comparing the strategies used by plants growing in the understory of a forest with the strategies micro-breweries to use to succeed in the shadow of large brands. While we probably wouldn’t...

The Fox’s Sixth Sense

If you are a fox, and it’s winter, most of your food is hiding somewhere under the snow.  So how might you go about catching a meal?  Foxes hunt mice, and in winter they can often be seen “mousing,” quietly stalking their prey in open snowfields....

Living Mechanical Gear

The science blogs were all a flutter last week with the announcement that researchers in the UK had identified the only known example of a mechanical gear in nature. The gear in question belongs to the adolescent form of the Issus genus of planthoppers, small...

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