School of Life Sciences | Ask A Biologist

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.

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.

Zombie Ants

Do zombies really exist? They do... at least in the world of ants. Learn how some ants are made into zombies and find out what ants can do to avoid being zombified.

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Pando, a quaking aspen stand that is the oldest clonal organism we know of.

What is the oldest living thing on Earth?
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