Skip to content Skip to navigation

Creature

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. 

Newly discovered family of fluorescent molecules explains how two kinds of seafloor-dwelling sharks glow.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

‘Megafires’ jeopardize the black-backed woodpecker’s habitat.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

Some poison frogs have become used to the warmer temperatures caused by climate change and deforestation, but they’re nearing their limit.

Sofie Bates, Contributor

New Caledonian crows may find tool use fun, according to a new study.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

A hand is using tweezers to hold a tube labeled "Giant Panda" above a container of frozen test tub

Researchers are freezing cell samples with liquid nitrogen to keep biodiversity alive. Could this be the best way to conserve species for the future? 

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Researchers discover evidence of a kauri tree "superorganism" in New Zealand.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Study suggests tourists' photos can yield better, cheaper data than traditional methods for studying wildlife.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

It takes good listening skills, a clear water bottle, and maybe some gloves.

Sofie Bates, Contributor

For the bluehead wrasse, going from female to male involves a dramatic genetic reprogramming in the sexual organs.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

Subscribe to Creature