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It emerges that a dogfish shark's spine becomes stiffer as the fish swims faster, enabling the animal to swim efficiently at different speeds. The finding could also provide inspiration for...Read more
Arguing in a Boston courtroom in 1770, John Adams famously pronounced, “Facts are stubborn...Read more
Seattle’s current noise code dates back at least to the 1970s, when Seattle was much smaller and little was known about the health impacts of noise. But as Seattle undergoes...Read more
When paleontologists at the University of Washington cut into the fossilized jaw of a distant mammal relative, they got more than they bargained for — more teeth, to be specific.
Move over, hyenas and saber-toothed cats; there’s a mammal with an even stronger bite. A new study by paleontologists at the ...Read more
Claude has designed artwork for the large wall (13’ tall x 90’ long, in three parts) that runs down the spine of the first floor of the future Life Sciences...Read more
Congrats to ME professor Minoru Taya on the publication of his latest book, Bionspired Actuators and Sensors, out this fall from Cambridge University Press! Co-written with researchers in the...Read more
What if humans could regrow an amputated arm or leg, or completely restore nervous system function after a spinal cord injury?
If you ask the internet, penguins are pretty much perfect as they are: cute, curious, and clumsy. But the truth is, the “perfect” penguin might not always take the same form....Read more
Nov. 7, 1929 - Dec. 1, 2016
Margaret "Peggy" Cohn (nee Foreman), age 87, died on Dec. 1, 2016, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Born in Jacksonville, Illinois, Peggy earned her...Read more