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.
The worms absorb and digest symbiotic bacteria through their skin.
New research shows female plains spadefoot toads listen up for the best mate.
Fossil shows that miniature dinosaurs likely shared the earth with giants during the Mesozoic Era.
Snake species recycles poison collected from its own prey.
Fitting transmitters onto thousands of creatures may help scientists predict natural disasters and offer a "lifecast" of hidden environmental information.