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All that slithers, swims, flits, flies, grows and dies

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. 

When it comes to raising golden-headed lion tamarin babies, everyone cooperates -- especially the grown males.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Using tools from many scientific disciplines, researchers gain detailed insights into how the many-eyed mollusk sees its watery home.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Female turkeys pick males based on dangly facial ornaments called snoods -- the more dangly, the better.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Image of a small, extinct mammal, gliding off a tree branch, its white underside showing.

Mouse-sized mammal had gliding membranes and a unique inner ear.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Little reptiles may use stripes to trick predators into attacking their tails.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Scientists studied dingoes to understand the development of social bonds between humans and dogs.

Kimberly Hickok, Contributor

New research suggests the rabies virus uses a snake venomlike compound to manipulate infected animals.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Genetic study suggests America’s native white-footed mice are adapting their metabolism to conquer the Big Apple.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

The wood tiger moth employs an arsenal of different weapons to defend itself.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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