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World of Biology

Read about research projects being conducted at Arizona State University. Many of the articles you find on this page are written by graduate students in the life sciences departments. The list is always growing so be sure to come back and visit often.

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Big BIG Bugs

By Danika Painter

These enormous insects depicted in bad B movies exist mostly in the realm of science fiction. However, insects of giant proportions really did exist 300 million years ago.

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Biology's Beginnings

By Carolina Abboud

The study of biology is such a part of our lives today, it's hard to think that there may have been a time when that wasn't the case. Take a trip back through time to see when the study of biology began.

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Birds and Their Songs

By CJ Kazilek, David Pearson, and Pierre Deviche

We see them practically everywhere. They are found flying in the high mountains and soaring along the thermal winds in the low deserts. There are those that are reclusive and others you can watch from your own back yard.
Also in: Español

Boundless Biomes

By Karla Moeller

Just like no two people are the same, no two environments on Earth are the same. But with so many places to learn about, we often need to talk about some environments as a similar group rather than individually. For that, we have the brilliance of biomes.
Also in: Français | Español 

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Building Blocks of Life

By Shyamala Iyer

All living beings are made up of cells. Some of them are made up of only one cell and others have many cells.
Also in: Nederlands | Français | Magyar | Italiano | Español

Cells Living in Cells

By Sally Warring

Everything that is alive is made of cells, but there are really only two main types of cells. Learn how these cell types became different and why they are so important to life.

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Cloning Ewe

By Faye Farmer

What is cloning and do we have clones living among us today? The answers might surprise you or maybe we should say ewe.

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Collecting Ants

By Rebecca Clark

There are several different ways to get ants for an ant farm, depending on when you would like to start the farm and how long you would like for your ant farm to last.

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Contemplating the Coasts

By Robert Wildermuth

The majority of life in the ocean is found near the shore, in the coastal biome.

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Controlling Genes

By Katharina Petsche

Almost all of our cells contain identical copies of DNA. But wait...with the same instructions, shouldn't all cells look and function the same? Learn how our bodies use the same instructions to make all kinds of different cells.

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The living world is limited only by what you want to explore. Jump into some of these stories to see what other biologist have been doing.

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Red-eyed tree frog

The living world is limited only by what you want to explore. Jump into some of these stories to see what other biologist have been doing.

Share to Google Classroom

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.