How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
A major sensory neuron in roundworms distinguishes proprioception from harmful touch by sending out local or whole-cell signals, respectively.
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors

A major sensory neuron in roundworms distinguishes proprioception from harmful touch by sending out local or whole-cell signals, respectively.

A major sensory neuron in roundworms distinguishes proprioception from harmful touch by sending out local or whole-cell signals, respectively.

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The 12-million-year-old bones of a previously unknown species named Danuvius guggenmosi challenge the prevailing view about when and where our ancestors first started walking upright.
Image of the Day: Flight Styles
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The developers envision their device could be used to collect water samples in hazardous environments.
Microbial Motors
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Image of the Day: Baby Steps
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Watch young birds move like rock climbers.
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Carolyn Wilke | Mar 6, 2019
Slithering snakes mimic waves of light, “diffracting” as they pass by an obstacle.
Image of the Day: Soaring Manta Rays
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The colossal fish bank like airplanes when turning.
Mysterious Oil Gland Discovered in Swordfish
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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
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Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
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