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Explore the world of biology and meet some of our biologists. Here you can learn about the living world and find out what is so cool about biology that someone would do it for a living. Pick a story to read or listen to one of our podcast shows filled with guest scientists who share their experiences and passion for discovery.

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.

PLOSable New World Under the Sea

Have you ever thought about what living things might be dwelling in the ocean? Learn how marine life can survive without air or sunlight in deep sea environments.

White-winged dove

For much of the desert southwest, the return of the White-winged Doves in late March is a signal that spring has arrived. Their low mournful song “Who-cooks-for-you?” can be heard in many habitats from desert arroyos to city parks. They will be with us all summer. Then suddenly in early September they disappear as they fly south to spend the winter in Mexico.

You can learn more about the White-winged Dove and other birds in our Bird Finder.

 

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