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.
Armadillos could help fill ecological voids left by the Southeast's waning gopher tortoise populations.
A new study shows that colonies of as few as six ants divvy up duties.
Populations with a variety of genes can help a species adapt to threats like diseases and climate change.
Blowflies serve as natural sampling instruments to learn what is pooping and dying in an area.
For seeds, it’s a race against time to create the chloroplasts they need to survive during the first 48 hours in the ground.