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.
The smallest Diplodocus skull ever discovered reveals clues about the group's evolution.
Observation could improve filtration systems and boost conservation efforts.
Scientists are finding microbes that are good for crops but bad for weeds.
Deep water reptiles diversified as Mesozoic sea levels rose. Their shallow water counterparts declined.
For the first time, scientists have sequenced the poppy genome -- and found some curious genetics at work.
Armadillos could help fill ecological voids left by the Southeast's waning gopher tortoise populations.
A new study shows that colonies of as few as six ants divvy up duties.