"These incredibly abundant and ecologically-important marine animals have a neat trick to beat the physics of their environment..."
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A 35 million-year-old whale fossil is a brand new species and represents an intermediate stage between foot- and tail-powered swimming.
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Swimming upstream isn't easy, but a specific head tilt motion can make it easier, new research with nano-sized motors shows.
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Pools are a common source of Shigella bacteria, which can cause severe diarrhea. Whole genome sequencing could help track outbreaks faster.
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Birds and fish can move in groups without hitting each other because of the way followers "surf" on the leaders' wake. Here's how it works.
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