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.

Most of us wish we could predict the future. We want to know everything from who will win the big football game to whether or not our favorite superhero will defeat the super villain. Biologists want to know the future too.

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 organisms, like this fungus, are able to glow, as if they were from an alien planet. But until recently, plants couldn't glow. Learn how scientists have found a way to make plants glow here on Earth.

Learn what makes leafcutter ants unique and understand how the different castes of ant work together to provide for the colony.