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A monthly celebration of the biodiversity of our planet’s animals, plants and other organisms.

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MFG740 Red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) Costa Rica.

Red-eyed tree frogs prefer mates whose croak vibrations they can feel

Bears in your back yard – an excerpt from Mary Roach’s book ‘Fuzz’

Grisly photo of a zombie fungus bursting from a fly wins competition

LATEST IN LIFE

Harpegnathos saltator worker ants

Insulin-blocking protein may be the secret to queen ants’ long lives

Artistic reconstruction of Mbiresaurus raathi (foreground) with the rest of the Zimbabwean animal assemblage in the background. Includes two rhynchosaurs (front right), an aetosaur (left), and a herrerasaurid dinosaur chasing a cynodont (back right).

Two-legged dinosaur from Zimbabwe is the oldest ever found in Africa

A collection of motion-triggered cameras in Brooklyn bring ecologists closer to understanding how wildlife distribution evolves on urban landscapes.

Camera trap images reveal the hidden wildlife of New York City

Pantolambda

Early mammals lived faster and died younger than modern ones

A humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Pacific Ocean off the island Rurutu in French Polynesia

Whale songs can spread between groups nearly 8000 kilometres apart

Cup fungus (Dasyscyphella nivea) covered in water droplets, beside Zygote fungi (Zygomycota), close up. Hertfordshire, England, UK. November. Focus stacked image.

Fungi evolved their weird and wild shapes in two big bursts

LIFE IN DEPTH

The radical new experiments that hint at plant consciousness

The radical new experiments that hint at plant consciousness

Why masses of new species have been staring us in the face all along

Why masses of new species have been staring us in the face all along

What Earth’s mysterious infancy tells us about the origins of life

What Earth’s mysterious infancy tells us about the origins of life

Looking up through water at boy dipping in a rock pool

Rock pooling with an expert reveals all manner of evolutionary marvels

How climate change is knocking natural events wildly out of sync

How climate change is knocking natural events wildly out of sync

How do we make the most of our time? The power of confronting death

How do we make the most of our time? The power of confronting death

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