What do stem cells, fruit flies, and zebrafish look like under a microscope? The Microscope Imaging Station creates high-resolution images and movies of the microscopic world using research-grade microscopes.
For most of us, science arrives in our lives packaged neatly as fact. But how did it get that way?
Learn how eyes work, and watch a cow's eye dissection. Then follow step-by-step instructions to do a cow's eye dissection yourself.
Follow scientists looking for life in the hot springs of the Russian Far East.
Explore articles and interactives and listen to the calls of amazing, adaptable frogs.
Explore the places, people, tools, and ideas behind the origins of matter, the universe, and life itself.
Learn about the search for life elsewhere in the universe.
The untold stories behind scientific discovery.
What are the essential elements of life? How can you distinguish between the living and nonliving world? What traits of life do all organisms share?
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