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.
Mouse-sized mammal had gliding membranes and a unique inner ear.
Scientists studied dingoes to understand the development of social bonds between humans and dogs.
New research suggests the rabies virus uses a snake venomlike compound to manipulate infected animals.
Genetic study suggests America’s native white-footed mice are adapting their metabolism to conquer the Big Apple.
The wood tiger moth employs an arsenal of different weapons to defend itself.
Fossilized duck-billed dino droppings from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument are full of rotten wood and crustaceans.
Gut microbes compete with their host for a nutrient called choline.