Necessity is the mother of invention
Because if you can grow a square watermelon…, why not E. coli?
Seven complete specimens of 100-million-year-old flower found preserved in amber
For that matter, so did most natural recreational drugs
It's hard out there for a shrimp
Is there nothing the raptorial insect won't try to eat?
There’s no honor among thieves
The marine invertebrate Ectopleura larynx is perfectly happy to glue strangers to itself to grow its team
Nothing quite like the branching, fusing and synchronously turning tunnels has ever been seen before
Plant stakeout reveals never-before-seen seed disperser
Scientists turn to fossil poo in an effort to prove a long-standing hypothesis
Hungry shrimp flag down customers by waving antennae; customers encourage reluctant cleaners by changing colors
Natural bacterial transformation happens, thanks to sticky, flexible fibers called pili
Enterprising seeds secure preferred real estate by deploying coiled threads
Invertebrate apparel is apparently nonplussed
Worms are living the dream of 400 years of medieval English armies
The world’s only known vertebrate–microbe symbiosis appears to be good for the salamander, but stressful for the alga. So why do they put up with it?
Chewing gum and baking soda not required
Parasitic fungus manipulates bodies and bedroom behavior of hapless insects
Deeply weird but beautifully illustrated new children’s book channels Hieronymous Bosch