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Biology

In My Community

Nature London
Over 125 years old, this local organization promotes environmental awareness, enhances habitat and protects natural areas.  Members can participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count or the Butterfly Census, among other activities.

ReForest London
An invitation to all Londoners to join in improving London's environmental health by planting trees in our community - along streets, in backyards, and in parks and natural areas.

Websites

Action Bioscience
Examines bioscience issues in biodiversity, environment, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, new frontiers in the sciences, and education. Includes peer-reviewed articles, class lessons, and educator resources. Some articles are available in Spanish.

Becoming Human
Becoming human is an interactive documentary that tells the story of our beginnings through the review of four million years of human evolution. From Arizona State University's Institute for Human Origins it contains multimedia, research and scholarship promoting a greater understanding of human evolution.

Cells Alive
Cells Alive is a library of biological images and video clips which showcases a diversity of cells and microscopic organisms and their importance to human life. A useful website for learning the basics of cell biology, microbiology and immunology.

Digital Morphology
The Digital Morphology library is a dynamic archive of high-resolution X-ray computed tomographs of biological specimens. Browse through the site and see unique 2D and 3D images, animations and details on the morphology of many different animals. Entries for many species also feature evolutionary, ecological and natural history information.

Genome News Network
A biweekly online magazine that focuses on news and feature stories about medicine, agriculture, microbes, and biotechnology. GNN also publishes special features such as relevant Book Reviews, a gallery of genomics-related art, and "A Quick Guide to Sequenced Genomes."

The Biology Project
This excellent site from the University of Arizona, billed as "an online interactive resource for learning biology", provides clear descriptions of basic biology concepts including biochemistry, genetics, cellular and molecular biology, human development and immunology. Highly recommended.

Public Library of Science
This is an open access web site compiled by a non-profit group of scientists and physicians that have made a commitment to making medical and scientific information free and accessible as a public resource. Includes general interest, latest news topics and access to leading scientific and medical journals.