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.
Prehistoric remains also reveal signs of a particularly large predator.
Long legs didn't make the massive predators faster but helped save energy during the daily grind, new research suggests.
New drone footage catches shark-on-shark predation in action.
A mysterious video shows worms fighting and dancing the "jitterbug."
When times get tough, an invasive comb jelly appears to make the strange evolutionary choice to cannibalize its young.
Hurricane survivors pass their grippy toes on to their offspring.