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All that slithers, swims, flits, flies, grows and dies

Animals, plants, microbes, fungi and all life on Earth, from long-buried dinosaurs to newly emerging infections, often serve to instruct and amaze. We are interested in everything from the simplest physical structures to the most complex emergent behavior of life's many forms — from the extinct to the evolved and from the web of ecology to the promise of animal-inspired technology. 

Old females decide when and where their tribe will travel.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

How bees use dancing to communicate.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Archaeological sites inside Florida Air Force bases are threatened by foraging pigs.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Scientists look at the genes of bees to learn why some are so aggressive.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Pesticide-treated bed nets trigger rapid evolution and resistance in one common species of sub-Saharan African mosquito, new study finds.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Scientists test pesticides to see how they affect bees.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Researchers used light-based technique to examine 195-million-year-old bone's chemical contents.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Maybe some bees, but not all, say scientists.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Commercially managed bumblebees and honey bees may be contributing to wild pollinator decline.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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