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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. 

Fossilized duck-billed dino droppings from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument are full of rotten wood and crustaceans.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Gut microbes compete with their host for a nutrient called choline.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Researchers used to think only moms manipulated the sex of their babies. Turns out dads do it too.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Macaws are undervalued seed dispersers in tropical landscapes, according to new research.

Olivia Trani, Contributor

New research suggests that gut microbes tell flies what to eat.

Olivia Trani, Contributor

Scientists predict that future temperatures will make brown trout sperm swim more slowly and for less time.

Olivia Trani, Contributor

Chemical signatures in penguin tail feathers reveal where the birds go in winter months.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Manufactured rhino horns are criticized by conservation groups, but some economists think the conversation should stay open.

Olivia Trani, Contributor

Read on to learn about strange seashore phenomena, from cannibalistic shark embryos to worms whose butts become autonomous sex machines.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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