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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. 

The worms absorb and digest symbiotic bacteria through their skin.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Rings of DNA inside bacteria use CRISPR process to attack each other.

Brian Owens, Contributor

New research shows female plains spadefoot toads listen up for the best mate.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Scientists fly the friendly skies with unmanned aerial vehicles to study bat behavior.

Inside Science Television

Fossil shows that miniature dinosaurs likely shared the earth with giants during the Mesozoic Era.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Genetic differences between forest lizards and city lizards show evolution can play out the same way again and again.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Juvenile snake coiled atop leaves and forest litter, with specks of orange and yellow near the head of the brown and black snake.

Snake species recycles poison collected from its own prey.

Brian Owens, Contributor

A small turtle sits atop a wireless mouse, near a computer keyboard

Fitting transmitters onto thousands of creatures may help scientists predict natural disasters and offer a "lifecast" of hidden environmental information.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Study of fish personalities highlights the importance of wildlife as individuals, not just species.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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