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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. 

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

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

This selection of images showcases a few examples of the many unfamiliar -- and often threatened -- wild bees from around the world.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Their eight eyes take on different tasks to assist in navigation.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Males have better spatial skills, but stubbornness holds them back on a simple task.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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