Friday Film:: Janine Benyus: Biomimicry in action

Today’s Friday Film features a fascinating and enlightening TED talk by Janine Benyus, natural sciences writer, innovation consultant, author, co-founder of the Biomimicry Guild and founder of the Biomimicry Institute. One reason nature is so important to us as humans is the lessons we take...

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Butterflies and Electronics

How can butterflies help develop faster electronic and optical devices? Through their gyroids of course. Scientists are studying gyroids in butterfly wings in an attempt to better understand this complex shape. A gyroid is a shape that gives some...

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Why? Cultural Entomology

The second post in the Why series is going to look at a significant aspect of the importance of wildlife, the cultural perspective. Most species of wildlife have played important roles in human culture in the spiritual realm, fashion,...

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Why? Ecosystem Services:: The Pollinators

The first question many people will ask when you tell them you want to create habitat is why, which often comes before the how. It's important to formulate an educated response to the why whether it's a homeowner or...

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Reason to Preserve

A new study published in Nature has discovered how spider webs are able to catch water and create the amazing sight that I caught in the photograph above. Many times we only think about mammals and birds when we...

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