Image of the Day: Foot Biomechanics
Image of the Day: Foot Biomechanics
A new study highlights the importance of the transverse arch in regulating the stiffness of the human foot.
Image of the Day: Foot Biomechanics
Image of the Day: Foot Biomechanics

A new study highlights the importance of the transverse arch in regulating the stiffness of the human foot.

A new study highlights the importance of the transverse arch in regulating the stiffness of the human foot.

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How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
Ruth Williams | Nov 14, 2019
A major sensory neuron in roundworms distinguishes proprioception from harmful touch by sending out local or whole-cell signals, respectively.
Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism
Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism
Catherine Offord | Nov 7, 2019
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
Image of the Day: Flight Styles
Emily Makowski | Oct 25, 2019
The evolution of different ways of flying in birds affected wing range of motion, but not wing shape.
Image of the Day: Flying Fish RobotImage of the Day: Flying Fish Robot
Image of the Day: Flying Fish Robot
Emily Makowski | Sep 18, 2019
The developers envision their device could be used to collect water samples in hazardous environments.
Microbial Motors
Microbial Motors
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2019
Watch a type IV pilus, which powers some bacterial species' movement, in action.
Image of the Day: Baby Steps
Image of the Day: Baby Steps
Chia-Yi Hou | May 28, 2019
Watch young birds move like rock climbers.
Image of the Day: Making Waves
Image of the Day: Making Waves
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
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.