World of Biology

Read about research projects being conducted at Arizona State University. Many of the articles you find on this page are written by graduate students in the life sciences departments. The list is always growing so be sure to come back and visit often.

Orchid bee
Written by: 
Kate Ihle

Orchid bees come in an amazing array of shapes and colors. You could call them the jewels of the bee kingdom.
Also in: Nederlands | Español | Deutsch

Written by: 
John Alcock

A story of blood, love, and family… Learn about one of the biggest and fanciest blister beetles anywhere. This species goes by the scientific name of Lytta magister but has also been called the “master blister beetle,” most likely in honor of its large size.

Big Big Bugs
Written by: 
Danika Painter

These enormous insects depicted in bad B movies exist mostly in the realm of science fiction. However, insects of giant proportions really did exist 300 million years ago.
Also in: Español

Biology's Beginnings
Written by: 
Carolina Abboud

The study of biology is such a part of our lives today, it's hard to think that there may have been a time when that wasn't the case. Take a trip back through time to see when the study of biology began.
Also in: Español | Français

Birds and their Songs
Written by: 
Pierre Deviche, David Pearson and CJ Kazilek

We see them practically everywhere. They are found flying in the high mountains and soaring along the thermal winds in the low deserts. There are those that are reclusive and others you can watch from your own back yard.
Also in: Español

Boundless Biomes
Written by: 
Karla Moeller

No two environments on Earth are the same. But with so many places to learn about, we often need to talk about some environments as a similar group rather than individually. For that, we have the brilliance of biomes.
Also in: Français | Español

Building Blocks of Life Illustration
Written by: 
Shyamala Iyer

All living beings are made up of cells. Some of them are made up of only one cell and others have many cells.
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Written by: 
Sally Warring

Everything that is alive is made of cells, but there are really only two main types of cells. Learn how these cell types became different and why they are so important to life.
Also in: Español | Italiano | 简体中文

An illustration of a walrus and gulls
Written by: 
Emma Goethe, Cecilia Knaggs and Leah Shaffer
The Arctic is changing faster than many other ecosystems. This habitat is in danger, as are the animals that live there, and the peoples whose lives have always depended on the lands and food webs of the Arctic. One of the best ways to help save it is to learn more about it.
Cloning Sheep
Written by: 
Faye Farmer

What is cloning and do we have clones living among us today? The answers might surprise you or maybe we should say ewe.


A person standing before desert flats in Death Valley
Is Heat Dangerous?

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