In the May 27 SN: Genetic intruders, seeing Chaco in a new light, an artificial womb, Mars’ origin revisited, domestication of the horse, glimpsing Earth’s glacial past, what’s in a fang blenny’s bite and more.
The biomechanics of parrotlet hops has implications for better understanding the evolution of flight and could help engineers design better flight robots.
Diana Chin/Lentink Lab
HACK THE ATTACK A malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum is expert at invading red blood cells (shown in this colored TEM image). But a hybrid protein that spans the red blood cell membrane can thwart an attack, a new study found.
Dennis Kunkel Microscopy/Science Source
ON POINT The two big teeth in the lower jaw of this fang blenny (Meiacanthus grammistes) have a groove for venom delivery.