Sauropod swimmers or walkers?

An international team of scientists, led by the China University of Geosciences in Beijing and including palaeontologists from the University of Bristol, has shed new light on some unusual dinosaur tracks from northern China. ...

Stick insect's propulsion joint discovered

The stick insect is a popular model organism in biological research for gaining a better understanding of insect walking movements. The advantage of the stick insect is that the structure of its body parts and nervous system ...

Not so incy wincy: spider kills snake in Outback duel

A plucky little spider has once again proved that size doesn't matter by taking on—and beating—a much larger venomous snake, in a very Australian telling of the story of David and Goliath.

Retired US official charged with stealing ancient remains

A long-retired National Parks Service official has been charged with stealing ancient Native American remains from a museum collection at a sacred tribal burial site in Iowa and keeping them for more than 20 years.

Trap-jaw ants exhibit previously unseen jumping behavior

A species of trap-jaw ant has been found to exhibit a previously unseen jumping behavior, using its legs rather than its powerful jaws. The discovery makes this species, Odontomachus rixosus, the only species of ant that ...

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