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.
Cowbirds outsource parenting to other species, but an innate password tells their children to copy cowbird songs.
Surprisingly, it’s the trees, not the bugs, that matter.
Underground species eats or buries its dead, depending on likelihood of catching disease.
A month's worth of cool science stories summed up.
Corral Bluffs location contains fossils from a critical time in the evolution of mammals.
Sponges, one of the most ancient animal lineages, can maintain normal gene activity even as oxygen levels drop.