locomotion
Image of the Day: Soaring Manta Rays
Image of the Day: Soaring Manta Rays
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 12, 2018
The colossal fish bank like airplanes when turning.
Mysterious Oil Gland Discovered in Swordfish
Mysterious Oil Gland Discovered in Swordfish
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 6, 2016
When heated experimentally, the secretory organ releases oil through pores on the animal’s head, producing a slick coating thought to reduce drag in swimming fish. 
Esteemed Zoologist Dies
Esteemed Zoologist Dies
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
Robert McNeill Alexander, best known for his work on animal locomotion, has passed away aged 81.
Squirmy Sperm
Squirmy Sperm
Kerry Grens | Nov 12, 2015
Scientists observe another form of locomotion for male gametes, akin to a snake’s slither.
Celebrating New Species
Celebrating New Species
Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015
An international panel of scientists selects the 10 most interesting organisms discovered last year.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Similar Strokes
Similar Strokes
Jenny Rood | Apr 29, 2015
Physics drove the convergent evolution of swimming in 22 unrelated marine species, a study suggests.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Jenny Rood | Mar 9, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
The World’s Only Pentaped
The World’s Only Pentaped
Bob Grant | Jul 2, 2014
Kangaroos use their tails as fifth legs.
The Joint Collector
Hannah Waters | Mar 1, 2012
Forget stamps: one bioengineer amasses broken artificial joints to learn why they failed and how to build better ones.