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.
Expeditions in remote Amazon waterways result in identification of two previously unknown electrified fish.
Conspicuous toilet spots may help Dalmatian wall lizards communicate.
Researchers find that membranes may have helped the building blocks of life come together.