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.
The impact that killed the dinosaurs also caused mass deforestation and sent the first tree-dwelling birds to extinction.
Farmers, scientists and beekeepers are working to raise blue orchard mason bees to pollinate valuable orchard crops.
New insights could improve cochlear and retinal implants.
New study shows how sand sedges lure beneficial bacteria to their roots.
Bacteria that help sorghum survive drought could someday be used as probiotics for crops.