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.
A new type of exotic mantis has entered the U.S. My own brood of nonnative mantises sheds light on what that means.
Hummingbirds can distinguish blends of color that we see as ordinary hues.
Narwhal vocalizations are not well understood, but Inuit whale hunters helped scientists get close enough to listen.
Prehistoric remains also reveal signs of a particularly large predator.
Long legs didn't make the massive predators faster but helped save energy during the daily grind, new research suggests.