School of Life Sciences | Ask A Biologist

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Body Defense & Repair

Ouch! You just got a paper cut on your finger. Germs on that paper are preparing to invade your body. For your immune system, this means war. Image from Bact via Wikimedia Commons.

Anatomy of an Article

Reading a scientific article can seem like a difficult task, but seeing how a scientific article can be broken down into parts helps to simplify your reading.

Hummingbirds

When you think of hummingbirds, you may think about how they can fly in almost any direction. But there is a lot more to these acrobatic birds than meets the eye.

Human Iris

How does eye color get passed from parents to children?
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Human Iris

How does eye color get passed from parents to children?
Answer >>

Be part of Ask A Biologist

by volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteer page to get the process started.