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Leader in Biomechanics Dies

By | December 1, 2015

Duke’s Steven Vogel studied how plants and animals adapt to the physical world.

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Squirmy Sperm

By | November 12, 2015

Scientists observe another form of locomotion for male gametes, akin to a snake’s slither.

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Hearing Discrepancy Probed

By | September 1, 2015

Common in vitro experiments have distorted the true mechanics of mammalian hair cell stereocilia.

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Hip to be Square

By | July 6, 2015

Scientists use 3-D printing and computer modeling to demonstrate the advantages of the seahorse’s non-cylindrical tail.

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Eyelash Defenders

By | February 25, 2015

Mammalian eyelashes are the optimal length for protecting eyes from dust and drying out, a study suggests.

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Snap, Crackle, Pop!

By | February 11, 2015

Physicists explain the dynamics of popping popcorn.

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Seeing Red

By | February 1, 2015

Scientists attempt to work out how humans are able to see in the infrared.

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Hummingbirds Out-hover Helicopters

By | July 31, 2014

The diminutive birds can accomplish sustained flight that is at least as efficient as that of the most high-tech micro-drone, a study shows.

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The World’s Only Pentaped

By | July 2, 2014

Kangaroos use their tails as fifth legs.

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Sophie Dumont: Forces at Play

By | May 1, 2014

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell & Tissue Biology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 38

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