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parrotlet

The biomechanics of parrotlet hops has implications for better understanding the evolution of flight and could help engineers design better flight robots.

flamingos

A LEG TO STAND ON  Scientists have tackled the question of how a biggish bird can balance, and apparently nap, on just one skinny leg.

Plasmodium falciparum

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.

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