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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. 

Concerned scientists look for “Harry Potter” effect to explain Indonesia’s new owl trade.

Olivia Trani, Contributor

Tube-lipped wrasses overcome coral's defenses with bizarre puckered lips.

Nala Rogers, Contributor

Slow digestion and a diverse diet makes the lancetfish perfect for sampling deep sea life.

Teresa L. Carey, Contributor

Expeditions will delve into the wild, looking for species that haven’t been seen for at least a decade.

Brian Owens, Contributor

A one-legged stance doesn't need much effort.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Birds reach amazing heights without flapping their wings.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Toothache may have driven famous Tsavo lions to prey on humans.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Predators steer clear of biting swarm of defenders.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Millions of years before humans existed, insects cultivated fungus that could not survive in the wild.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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