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.
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.
The newly dubbed "Amazing Dragon of Lingwu" may have weighed more than 10 metric tons and boasted a dangerous "whiplash tail."
Elephants and other mammals that lost their scrotums offer a peek at the genitals of our common ancestor.