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feather soar
2015-02-12 09:12:20

A unique source of avian adaptability is the feather. Not only are feathers the basis of one of the "killer apps" of evolution, powered flight, they can also provide camouflage, attract mates, protect from the elements and serve as a means of regulating body temperature.

Fiddler Crab Claws: Good For Bling But Bad For Bang
2013-07-17 07:24:03

New research from Gonzaga University and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute reveals male fiddler crabs walk an evolutionary fine line between bling and bang.

Shrimp Fight Club: 'Holy Grail For Materials Engineers'
2012-06-08 09:50:14

Engineers at the University of California, Riverside are looking to nature for inspiration in creating stronger vehicle frames and body armor.

2012-01-12 10:11:25

Celebrities are channeling a distant relative with what Harper’s Bazaar describes as the latest trend in nail fashion for 2012: claws. But this may not be the first time primates traded their nails for claws.

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2010-12-23 14:07:50

Experiments by a team of researchers in New York and New Jersey have generated evidence that questions the common belief that the pterygotid eurypterids ("sea scorpions") were high-level predators in the Paleozoic oceans.


Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.