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Have you ever wondered what  questions we have received and answered over the years? You are not alone. Others have wondered the same thing. After answering more than 30,000 queries we have sorted through our collection and are listing a few of our top questions and answers.

We hope you enjoy them.

  • Is a butterfly's brain the same as the one it had when it was a caterpillar?
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  • Caterpillar

    Is there anything in nature that get smaller as it thrives?
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  • What is biodiversity?
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  • What is an ecological footprint?
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  • What is an ecosystem service?
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  • What is organic food?
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  • Penguin Swimming

    Can Penguins Fly?
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  • Golden red leaf

    Why do leaves change color in the fall season?
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  • Why is Rudolph's nose red?
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  • GloFish Tetras

    What are GMOs and why are they in the news?
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What are 'moon flowers' and why do they bloom only at night?
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What are 'moon flowers' and why do they bloom only at night?
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See More Top Questions

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.