The Hidden Talents of Geckos

Marvels of Creation | by | Volume 26, Issue 1 | January – February 2020

O Yahweh, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches (Psalm 104:24)

Over the last decade researchers have been looking at how geckos can scamper up glass and seem to be able to cling to any surface.

Only in recent years has their secret been revealed with the aid of an electron microscope. Microscopic hairs called spatulae exist on their foot pads and toe…

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