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Image of the Day: Stretchy Chicken Skin

By | August 25, 2017

In a developing chicken embryo, skin cells pull on each other, forming multicellular mounds that eventually turn into properly-spaced feathers.

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Seal Whiskers Can Detect Weak Water Currents

By | January 18, 2017

The marine predators may use the mechanosensory hairs to detect fish that are hiding motionless on the seafloor.

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image: Hearing Explained

Hearing Explained

By | September 1, 2015

Observe the ins and outs of how our ears perceive sound.

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image: Human Hearing: A Primer

Human Hearing: A Primer

By | September 1, 2015

How the human ear translates sound waves into nervous impulses

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Grading on the Curve

By | June 1, 2012

Actin filaments respond to pressure by forming branches at their curviest spots, helping resist the push.

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Electric Dolphins?

By | July 27, 2011

Like many fish and amphibians, the Guiana dolphin can sense low levels of electrical activity in the water—an ability not previously reported in true mammals.

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