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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. 

A one-legged stance doesn't need much effort.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Birds reach amazing heights without flapping their wings.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Toothache may have driven famous Tsavo lions to prey on humans.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Predators steer clear of biting swarm of defenders.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Millions of years before humans existed, insects cultivated fungus that could not survive in the wild.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Rising temperatures could limit the growth of large, active fish, potentially upsetting food webs and slashing fishery yields.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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

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