July 06, 2017

A spider’s web. Credit: Kamaljith K V / Flickr Creative Commons

Three Takeaways:

Parents won’t shut up about their kids being precious. And with American birth rates declining, they’re actually right.

Geckos can help us perform surgery, and kingfishers can help us design trains. We dive into the world of biologically-inspired design.

Being lonely isn’t just bad for your emotional health, it’s bad for your physical health. We talk about why Americans are lonelier than ever and what can be done about it.

Biomimicry, The Karp Lab, Jeff Karp, Fariborz Ghadar, Dowell Myers, Culture, Sci and Tech, John Cacioppo, loneliness, Dhruv Khullar

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