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.

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.

You may see advertisements for vitamins all the time. Do we really need vitamins? And if we do, how do we know which vitamins are high quality? Take a tour into the history, science, and manufacturing of vitamins.

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.

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?