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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. 

New research suggests that gut microbes tell flies what to eat.

Olivia Trani, Contributor

Scientists predict that future temperatures will make brown trout sperm swim more slowly and for less time.

Olivia Trani, Contributor

Chemical signatures in penguin tail feathers reveal where the birds go in winter months.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Manufactured rhino horns are criticized by conservation groups, but some economists think the conversation should stay open.

Olivia Trani, Contributor

Read on to learn about strange seashore phenomena, from cannibalistic shark embryos to worms whose butts become autonomous sex machines.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Dogs and people with Williams syndrome may both owe their sociable personalities to changes in the same genes.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Married research duo harnesses acoustical tools to protect manatees from fatal boat collisions.

Olivia Trani, Contributor

Analysis of dinosaur fossils showed that some parents warmed their eggs with body heat.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Using computers to sift through the cacophony of seaside sounds could help conservationists save species.

Teresa L. Carey, Contributor

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