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The Interest of Insects

Humans and insects have more in common than you might think. We share a broad range of similarities, covering everything from muscle and nerve structures to the ways our cells communicate.

Breeding Birds and Beyond

You’ve probably noticed that days are longer during summer than winter. Learn how Pierre Deviche's love for the outdoors led him to doing field research on the timing of breeding in birds.

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.

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