A small step for lungfish, a big step for the evolution of walking
The eel-like body and scrawny "limbs" of the African lungfish would appear to make it an unlikely innovator for locomotion. But its improbable walking behavior, newly described by University of Chicago scientists, ...
Pristine reptile fossil holds new information about aquatic adaptations
Extinct animals hide their secrets well, but an exceptionally well-preserved fossil of an aquatic reptile, with traces of soft tissue present, is providing scientists a new window into the behavior of these ...
More Realistic Biomechanics In New Computer Locomotion Model
Why being big like an elephant puts a spring in your step
(PhysOrg.com) -- Large, lumbering animals such as elephants move much more efficiently than small, agile ones such as mice, University of Manchester scientists have shown.
Why Winning Athletes Are Getting Bigger
While watching swimmers line up during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, former Olympic swimmer and NBC Sports commentator Rowdy Gaines quipped that swimmers keep getting bigger, with the shortest one in ...
Unifying The Animate And The Inanimate Designs Of Nature
(PhysOrg.com) -- Living beings and inanimate phenomena may have more in common than previously thought.