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Visit the Bee Learning Lab

Take a trip with us today into the Bee Learning Lab. Train bees in your very own experiment and see how you can make them learn faster or slower. Ready to get started?
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Written by: 
Elodie Batt
Bats are very social, and by reading their brains we can see them reacting in real time to the calls of other bats. When you have thousands of bats calling at the same time, how easily can they know who is who, or separate a friend from a stranger?
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Play Beat the Heat

Staying safe in the heat is more than just a game, it can be a life saver. Luckily, you can see if you have what it takes to stay cool in a hot situation in this game. Tackle quests, find tips, and learn about heat strategies while you keep your cool in Beat the Heat.

Also in: Español

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Play Garden Gene Genius

Our genes control much of how we look and who we are. But do you really know how genetics work? Take a moment to gather some genetic seeds as you learn about Punnett squares, alleles, and more in Garden Gene Genius.

To learn more about genetics and DNA, visit DNA ABCs.

An ultrasound showing a blurry image of a fetus.
Written by: 
Megha Pillai and Logan Hunt
We start off as a single tiny cell, and yet somehow we are born as whole humans. Get to know the stages of that process and how quickly we develop.
A scientist with a face mask and hair net holds a syringe in front of a microscope.
Written by: 
Tazeen Ulhaque and Whitney Alexandria Tuoti
Sometimes, despite trying really hard, a person is unable to get pregnant. Scientists and doctors have come up with ways to help. Learn about one of those methods, which is called in vitro fertilization, or IVF.
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Written by: 
Christopher Albin-Brooks

Mutations can change how genes work and produce big changes in our bodies. Kerry Geiler-Samerotte is tracking how mutations affect cells at the microscopic level.

An illustration of a digestive tract merged with a globe
Written by: 
Christopher Albin-Brooks
The microbes that live inside us affect more about our lives than we might think. Taichi Suzuki is learning how these hitchhikers have been changing alongside humans.
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Play the Cell Size SIM

Certain cell types should have a general size and have proportionate parts. But what if those sizes and proportions are different than they should be? The size of the nucleus versus the size of the cytoplasm in a cell is an important measure – it can tell us if something might be wrong with that cell. Explore more about this "NC ratio" in Cell Size SIM.

To learn more about cells, visit The Building Blocks of Life.

Mosquito life cycle - image is of a mosquito laying eggs on water
Written by: 
Karla Moeller, David Roman and Silvie Huijben
Learn about mosquito life cycles, the dangers of mosquitoes, and how to protect yourself and reduce breeding grounds for mosquitoes around your home.