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 new song type originated in western Canada and then spread East, replacing the sparrows’ traditional song.
Some evidence suggests that foxes may be trying to domesticate themselves.
Green spectrum light can actually damage plants.
A new type of exotic mantis has entered the U.S. My own brood of nonnative mantises sheds light on what that means.
Hummingbirds can distinguish blends of color that we see as ordinary hues.
Narwhal vocalizations are not well understood, but Inuit whale hunters helped scientists get close enough to listen.