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.
Bacteria that help sorghum survive drought could someday be used as probiotics for crops.
Once thought to stay shallow, a new study finds the tusked mammals are among the deepest divers in the sea.
New genetic analysis suggests that major groups of fish species arose in the 10 million years after dinosaurs disappeared.
Parasitoid wasps that lay eggs in other creatures may represent more species than any other group of animals.