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.
For tufted golden orb weavers, losing a leg is better than losing their life.
309 million years ago an animal that resembled a lizard wrapped its tail around a younger member of its species.
A new study in Vietnam offers hope for a massive freshwater species.
Study suggests that if climate change continues unabated, there soon won’t be enough snow in northern Alaska for polar bears to dig birthing dens.
The bigger the whale, the tougher it is to find a decent meal.