Each week, we try to highlight one news item about nature and/or science that does not have to do with birds. There's an amazing amount of interesting discoveries, news, revelations and new questions each week. Some weeks, the choice is obvious. Not so, this week.
But for sheer quirkiness, we like the story that a Franco-Swiss team has created a "Robo-salamander" to investgate how the earliest land animals might have walked.
As with many of our items, this news (reported in Science magazine) comes via the BBC's excellent Science/Nature website.
Until next week...