Biology News
A marine biologist says a whale protected her from a huge shark ... - ScienceAlert

A 63-year-old marine biologist living on the Cook Islands got the thrill of a lifetime when a 20-odd-tonne humpback whale crowded into her personal space on a recent diving trip.

Chemical evolution: Progenitors of the living world - EurekAlert (press release)

EurekAlert (press release)
Many possible scenarios have been proposed for the phase of chemical evolution that preceded the emergence of the first biological cells. Now, researchers led by LMU chemist Professor Thomas Carell have extended these models by demonstrating a ...

Circadian clocks under the microscope - Science Daily

Science Daily
And which molecular processes control this behaviour and in which anatomical structures do they take place? Chronobiology is the discipline that examines these and other questions about the circadian clocks of all living organisms from protozoans to ...

Biomes - Living Worlds

Espoo - Finland

Fact sheets, photos, and video clips on the climate, location, animal and plant adaptations, land formations, and human influences of seven major terrestrial biomes: tundra, taiga, temperate forest, grassland, chaparral, desert, and rainforest.

World Biomes
United States

About the hierarchical organization of the world's environments.

The World's Biomes
United States

Introduction to aquatic, desert, forest, grassland, and tundra biomes. School class project.

Body Worlds

Body Worlds is the original anatomical exhibition series displaying authentic human bodies, willed by donors through the Institute for Plastination's Body Donor Program, and preserved using a process called plastination. Invented by Dr. von Hagens, plastination is a groundbreaking process in which real human specimens are preserved through the science of plastination. The specimens resulting from the revolutionary process are called plastinates.

Gunther von Hagen's Body Worlds

Learn about Body Worlds, the anatomical exhibition of real human bodies. Find the locations and dates for current and future exhibitions.


Max Planck scientists find evidence that sloths in the wild sleep a lot less than previously thought. [PDF]

The Living Edens
United States

A detailed look at one of the oldest deserts - the Namib Desert. Includes teacher's resources.

Living Amphibians
United States

Introduction to the taxonomy of Amphibia, including Salientia (frogs and toads), Caudata (salamanders and newts), and gymnophiona (caecilians).

Living With Elephants

A non-profit organization in Botswana which explores the relationship between the African Elephant and people, with an emphasis on research and educational programs aimed at reducing conflict between the two species.

United States

A discussion of Lithops, or flowering stones, as well as images. These plants mimic their natural surroundings to an astounding degree.

Living Free
United States

A nonprofit animal sanctuary founded by Emily Jo Beard.