Mussels secrete proteins from their feet that allow them to cling to rocks in the face of powerful waves. By mimicking this technique, researchers have created a simple synthetic material that can prime and fuse two surfaces underwater.
A group of scientists discovered that a marine species thought to be a "living fossil" is actually rapidly evolving. While the species hasn't changed much on the outside, a recent genetic analysis provides more information on brachiopod evolution.
The limpet mollusk discovered to have teeth stronger than most other materials. Southeast Asia's heritage towers of karst limestone were formed from ancient corals and snails. A new book talks about other mollusk wonders.