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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. 

Many dinosaurs gathered together in a scene showing predators, prey and scavengers

Prehistoric remains also reveal signs of a particularly large predator.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

For years, people believed that royal jelly contained the secret to making queen bees. Turns out it’s simply the amount of food.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

A new paper shows lobsters create sounds that travel more than a mile.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Long legs didn't make the massive predators faster but helped save energy during the daily grind, new research suggests.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

New drone footage catches shark-on-shark predation in action.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

A mysterious video shows worms fighting and dancing the "jitterbug."

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Bacteria engineered to glow green are helping to show how damage from aging is passed down through generations.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Ethereal comb jelly floating in water

When times get tough, an invasive comb jelly appears to make the strange evolutionary choice to cannibalize its young.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Hurricane survivors pass their grippy toes on to their offspring.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

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