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Size of Lunch Dictates Force of Crunch


February 12, 2013

Nicholas Gidmark tends a research subject Even in the same animal, not all bites are the same. A new study finds that because the force in a muscle depends on how much it is stretched, an animal's bite force depends on the size of what it is biting. The finding has direct implications for ecology and evolution. Full Story

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