Ask A Biologist began in 1997 in the School of Life Sciences as a biology learning resource tool for students, teachers, parents, and life-long learners.

The outside of beetles can be shiny, dull, or extremely colorful. But what is going on inside the beetle? Take a virtual look inside the body of a beetle with the Beetle Dissection tool by exploring on your own or following our Beetle Dissection Activity. You can even see what they would look like if you had x-ray vision. Visit Beetle Dissection Central for more.

Some ticks carry a nasty bacteria that they can pass on to humans when they bite. Learn how the health status of the humans they bite helps control what they pass.

Bonobos and chimpanzees look a lot alike and they use similar gestures or movements to communicate. But do the same gestures always mean the same thing?

Could a virus that is deadly in rabbits be used to treat cancer in people? That is exactly what Arizona State University researcher Grant McFadden is trying to figure out.