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.
Elephants and other mammals that lost their scrotums offer a peek at the genitals of our common ancestor.
Individuals will compromise on their own temperature preferences to gain the benefits of group life.
When assessing their enemies, chameleons may be better off looking at color rather than the size and shape of their opponents' bodies.
In a Brazilian lagoon, dolphins that don't cooperate with people must range farther to find food.
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.