Some turtle shells evolved the ideal shape for staying upright.
Do baseballs obey the conventional laws of physics?
What airplane designers could learn from the shape-changing wings of birds
Moray eels grab scientific attention—and more—with their jaws.
Skaters have been speeding up over the centuries, thanks to better footwear.
Antarctic scallops have lighter shells, less muscle mass, and more resilient hinge rubber than their tropical cousins.
Surviving in the intertidal zone tests the rubbery limits of algae.
Teeth that stab or crush to match their meal
To walk on walls and ceilings, your feet have to stick, but they have to get unstuck, too.
Ferns and fungi that explosively reproduce
The seemingly unwieldy shape of a fish is anything but a drag.
By clearing out vegetation, wildfires increase the vulnerability of soils to erosion and flooding.
Global fires may have doomed dinosaurs and much other life after giant meteorite struck Earth 66 million years ago
There's more to a mountain than the summit.
Two years after its big quake, Christchurch is still trembling.