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.
Concerned scientists look for “Harry Potter” effect to explain Indonesia’s new owl trade.
Tube-lipped wrasses overcome coral's defenses with bizarre puckered lips.
Slow digestion and a diverse diet makes the lancetfish perfect for sampling deep sea life.
Expeditions will delve into the wild, looking for species that haven’t been seen for at least a decade.
Millions of years before humans existed, insects cultivated fungus that could not survive in the wild.