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.
Manufactured rhino horns are criticized by conservation groups, but some economists think the conversation should stay open.
Read on to learn about strange seashore phenomena, from cannibalistic shark embryos to worms whose butts become autonomous sex machines.
Dogs and people with Williams syndrome may both owe their sociable personalities to changes in the same genes.
Analysis of dinosaur fossils showed that some parents warmed their eggs with body heat.