Biology Stories

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.

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STORIES | World of Biology

A Nervous Journey

Brett Szymik Sabine Deviche, James Baxter
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An Invisible Watery World

Amy Hansen Sabine Deviche
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Anatomy of an Article

Karla Moeller James Baxter
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Antibiotics vs Bacteria: An Evolutionary Battle

Tyler Quigley Sabine Deviche
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Ants

Guy Webster
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Bats

Elizabeth Hagen Sabine Deviche
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Bee Bonanza

Christopher M. Jernigan Sabine Deviche
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Bee Jeweled

Kate Ihle Sabine Deviche
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Big Bad Beetles

John Alcock James Baxter
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Big BIG Bugs

Danika Painter Michael Hagelberg
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Biology's Beginnings

Carolina Abboud Sabine Deviche
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Boundless Biomes

Karla Moeller Sabine Deviche
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Building Blocks of Life

Shyamala Iyer Dr. Biology
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Cells Living in Cells

Sally Warring
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Cloning Ewe

Faye Farmer Sabine Deviche
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Contemplating the Coasts

Robert Wildermuth Sabine Deviche
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Controlling Genes

Katharina Petsche
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Crazy Climate and Wacky Weather

Darin Kopp Selina Martinez
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Darwin and Mendel's Afternoon Tea

Kirsten Traynor Sabine Deviche
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Delving into Deserts

Karla Moeller Sabine Deviche
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Desert Diggers

John Alcock Sabine Deviche
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Desert Fruits Rock!

John Alcock Sabine Deviche
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Did You Know Butterflies Are Legally Blind?

Kasey Yturralde Sabine Deviche
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DNA ABCs

Dr. Biology
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Earth Day All Year

Dr. Biology Sabine Deviche
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Exercise for Your Brain

CJ Kazilek, Gabriel Shaibi
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Face to Face with Ants

Tate Holbrook Sabine Deviche
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Falling into Freshwater

Jason Borchert Sabine Deviche
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Feather Biology

CJ Kazilek Sabine Deviche
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Focusing on Physiology

Karla Moeller, Pierce Hutton
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Frozen Life

Kyle Kinzler Brendan Koehler
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Grasping Grasslands

Stephanie Bittner James Baxter
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He Ain't Tasty He's My Brother

Steve Koppes
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How Do Beetles Reproduce?

Jenny Drnevich Dr. Biology
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How Do We Hear?

Emily Venskytis
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How Do We See?

Page Baluch, Ashleigh Gonzales Gustavo Castaneda
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How Do We Sense Smell?

Pierce Hutton, Megan Turnidge
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How Do We Sense Taste?

Shelley Valle
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How Do We Sense Touch?

Patrick McGurrin
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How to Find What You Need on the Internet

CJ Kazilek CJ Kazilek
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Hummingbirds

Stephanie Bittner Sabine Deviche
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I Spy an Ecosystem

Tamara Harms Sabine Deviche
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Indiana Jane: Uncovering Mysteries of Ancient Disease

Kelly Harkins
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Life and Death of a Fig Wasp

Dani Moore James Baxter, Marcella Martos
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Linnaeus and the World of Taxonomy

Ruth Kearns Sabine Deviche
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Making Life Crystal Clear

Martine Oudenhoven Sabine Deviche
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Making the List

Johnny Winston Sabine Deviche
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Mapping the Future

Adriana Manrique James Baxter, Sabine Deviche
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Marveling at the Marine Biomes

Robert Wildermuth Marcella Martos
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Metamorphosis – Nature’s Ultimate Transformer

Page Baluch Sabine Deviche
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Mighty Morphing Tree Lizards

Danika Painter Dr. Biology
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Migrating Monarchs

Tracy Fuentes Dr. Biology
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Mite Mighty Foe to 'Killer' Bees in State

Paul Matthews of the Tribune Newspapers of Arizona Dr. Biology
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Nature's Colors of Love

Kevin McGraw Sabine Deviche
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Nature's Medicine

Beth Judy Sabine Deviche
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Not So Scary Scorpions

Christopher Putnam Dr. Biology
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Observing the Open Ocean

Robert Wildermuth Sabine Deviche
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Ouch - Body Defense and Repair

Kimberly Repp Gustavo Castaneda, Yue Huang
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Perfect Python Parenting

Zachary Stahlschmidt Sabine Deviche
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Phosphate Fix

Joshua Haussler, Karla Moeller
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Pollen - Nature's Tiny Clues

Vaughn Bryant and Gretchen Jones Dr. Biology
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Puzzling Pathogens

Steven Hart
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Revealing the Rainforest

Karla Moeller Marcella Martos
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Sea Urchins Do Research

CJ Kazilek Dr. Biology
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Searching the Savanna

Melinda Weaver Brendan Koehler, Sabine Deviche
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Secrets of a Superorganism

Tate Holbrook, Rebecca Clark, and Brian Haney Sabine Deviche
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Secrets of Sleep

Sisi Gao, Patrick McGurrin
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Seeing Color

CJ Kazilek, Kim Cooper Dr. Biology
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Sensing the World

Dr. Biology
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Singing in the Rain

Alex Brashears Sabine Deviche
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Six-legged Recipes

CJ Kazilek, Mary Liz Jameson Sabine Deviche
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Snacking on Sunlight

Heather Kropp, Angela Halasey Angela Halasey
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Solving a Genetic Mystery

Sabine Deviche Jacob Mayfield, James Baxter, Sabine Deviche
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Sonoran CSI

Kirsten Traynor Sabine Deviche
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Spaced Out Physiology

Amy Shira Teitel Sabine Deviche
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Switching of Seasons

Sisi Gao Sabine Deviche
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Taking Care of Nature

Kayna Lantz, Maria Eller, Annika Andersen
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Taking in the Temperate Forest

Drew Peltier Sabine Deviche
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The Peppered Moth: A Seasoned Survivor

Ronald Rutowski, Sean Hannam Sabine Deviche
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The Tale of the Two-Headed Lampropeltis getula californiae

CJ Kazilek Dr. Biology
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Time Traveling Plants

Elena Ortiz Dr. Biology
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Tough, Tiny Tiger Beetles

Nancy Pearson, Dave Pearson
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Trailing Through Taiga

Sisi Gao Jo Ramirez, Brendan Koehler
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Trekking Through Tundra

Melanie Sturm Sabine Deviche
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True Bugs

Adam Dolezal, Page Baluch Sabine Deviche
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Using Animals in Research

Patrick McGurrin and Christian Ross
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Virtual Biomes

Charles Kazilek CJ Kazilek, Sabine Deviche
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Vitamins: Vital or Not?

Danielle Penick David Kiersh
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Walk in the Park

Dr. Biology, Justin Olson, Elizabeth Smith
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Wastewater: Nature's Power Drink?

Roy Marler Dr. Biology
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What is Evolutionary Medicine?

Karla Moeller Sabine Deviche
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What's a Biologist?

Patrick McGurrin
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What's a Genome?

Ally Carr Jason Drees
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What's a GMO?

Jeremiah Molinaro Sabine Deviche
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Where In The World Is Kazakhstan?

Heather Triplett Dr. Biology
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Why Are English Sailors Called Limeys?

Corinne Corte CJ Kazilek