Biology News
Anatomy of a Research Project: From Idea to Publication - Medscape

As a career researcher, I'm always looking for new areas to study. That's one of the main reasons I attend the annual American Diabetes Association meeting—to identify gaps in our knowledge of diabetes that I may be able to fill with new research. In ...

Cool Classes: Art & Sex Through the Lens of Botany - Bucknell University

Bucknell University
"Our fields of study — and the skills necessary for each — are vastly different. Despite the contrast, there's an interesting exchange between a botany lecture and a studio project, or between a lab experiment and a group critique. The very fact that ...

Free divers have long defied science – and we still don't really understand how they go so deep - Medical Xpress

Medical Xpress
I'm a doctor with a special interest in extreme environments, so was intrigued when I was asked to collaborate in an art project about free diving for the Wellcome Collection's new exhibition Somewhere in Between. Scientists and those who practise free ...

A Backyard Mini-project: Airborne Fungi

Sunnyvale - United States

Article by Bill Dembowski on culturing microorganisms, with photographs of the resulting moulds on the culture medium and under the microscope.

Flickr: Airborne Cats
United States

Photographs of cats in various states of flight.

Mini Pigs
Cayman Islands

Dedicated to the rescue of abused, abandoned, and neglected miniature pigs.

Cognitive Architecture of a Mini-brain: The Honeybee
United States

Abstract of an article by Randolf Menzel and Martin Giurfa examining the extent to which adaptive behaviour in honeybees exceeds elementary forms of learning, and identifying the neural mechanisms involved. [PDF]

Matt Chamberlain's Mini Reef Tank
United States

Details an experience with a mini reef environment.

Backyard Snakes
United States

Introduction to snake life in an average North American backyard. Sections on classification, snake adaptations, identification tips, and venomous species.

What Is a Backyard Breeder?
United States

Describes backyard breeders as individuals who keep a number of dogs and either breed them deliberately or just let them breed with no understanding of or concern about the breed standard, socializing dogs, or maintaining their health.

United States

Allows users from around the world to upload photos, drawings, and descriptions of the natural surroundings where they live, their "backyard."

Mycorrhiza - Backyard Nature

The word "mycorrhiza" is built from classical Greek roots. Myco means "fungus" and rhiza means "root," so the word mycorrhiza literally means "fungus-root." When the hyphae of certain fungi form specialized sheaths around the roots of certain plants, that fungal root-coating is the mycorrhiza.

Hunting for 'Bears' in the Backyard
United States

Illustrated method for finding terrestrial tardigrades, an article from the Microscopy UK web magazine.

Moths in a Connecticut Backyard
United States

Photos of and comments on some of the moths showing up in John Himmelman's yard throughout the seasons, including Eyed Baileya, Lettered Sphinx, and Eastern Tent Caterpillars.