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.
Female convict cichlid fish turned from optimists to pessimists when separated from their chosen partners.
New study reveals how baby hoatzin birds are able to move like four-legged animals, thanks to unique claws on their wings.
The webs store energy like a bow and can accelerate the spiders at up to 80 Gs.