Biology

Contenders in Nikon Small World in Motion video contest showcase wonders from the microscopic world.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Examining small molecules that attach to DNA strands can help build a sense of a lobster's age.
Haley Weiss, Staff Writer
Analysis of fish ear bones reveals how bioluminescent lanternfish became so abundant.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
Scientists identified competing neural pathways that control flies' decision making.
Karen Kwon, Contributor
Experiments on fox squirrels show they know the perfect combination of speed, springiness and "parkour movements" to get their nuts.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
When their homes burn, male red-backed fairywrens fail to develop their brilliant plumage.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
New research uncovers the cellular basis of fractal patterns in Romanesco and cauliflower.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Brood X is emerging across 15 states. Here's how to decode all that buzzing from the trees.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Many unborn creatures make and receive sounds and vibrations -- getting valuable information on the outside world.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
Cells exposed to an inflammatory signaling molecule are quicker to commit suicide -- but speed can lead to mistakes.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Honeybees relay the location of the queen through pheromones.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
Research with octopus limb regeneration helps scientists create smart prosthetics.
Inside Science Contributor