Nature’s Torpedoes

Penguins can’t fly. Optimized for life at sea, their flipper-like wings won’t take them skyward, no matter how hard the birds flap them. Still, that doesn’t stop them from getting some big air. Especially when they need to evade a hungry leopard...

Another Reason Spider Webs are Sticky

New research suggests that one reason spider webs are so effective at capturing prey, may be magnetism. Or, more precisely, that they respond to the electrostatic charge generated by flying insects. The authors of a new study found that the silk threads of webs made...

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