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Looking For Answers? Look Here!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:33 am
by moongirl
Welcome to Ask a Biologist!

This is a special site aimed at schools and devoted to providing the best scientific information available to school kids around the UK. But don't be put off, we will accept questions from anyone who asks.

I'm sorry to say that we are not here to do your homework for you, but if you want more information on any aspect of biology ( the study of life) or palaeontology (the study of the history of life) then we are here to help. We want to take you beyond the classroom - if you want to know more, then come here to ask us and find out.

Everything here will be written by a professional scientist who is an expert in your area of interest. These people are giving up their free time to help you, so please use them to learn and enjoy science, between us we work on dinosaurs, sea scorpions, ecology, human evolution, spiders, cell biology, evolution, birds, animal behaviour, physiology, forests, conservation, genetics, fish, and plenty more besides.

We believe in being honest: if we (or science) as a whole do not know the answer, then we will say so. If there is a debate on the subject we will give you both sides and the reasons why we may favor one or the other. We want you to enjoy science and to be as excited about life on earth as we are. Simply send us a question and one of our experts will post the question and a reply as soon as they can. If you want to know more, please see our FAQ (frequently asked questions) page.

Another place for answers is:

PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:04 pm
by Rat
Just don't ask this biologist, it'll take him 3 or 4 months to reply. :lol:

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:35 am
by moongirl
Then stop szluring your words Rat, just spit it out. It's faster!! :wink:

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:43 pm
by Rat
Uhuh... just try that with half a dozen Z's in every other word. Itsz szocking I'll tell you. Itsz szomething that I juszt can't come to termsz with.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:09 pm
by moongirl
A bit of spit & polish...will always get zee job done, no? :wink:

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:53 pm
by Rat
moongirl wrote:A bit of spit & polish...will always get zee job done, no? :wink:

Huh. Chciałbym.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:35 am
by moongirl
Another good place for answers, pitched at 6-14 year olds is:

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:16 am
by moongirl
Biologists Helping Bookstores
Reshelving pseudo-scientific nonsense since 2007

It is my mission to correctly re-shelve books to the appropriate section of the bookstore.

For example, "Darwin's Black Box", the famous psuedo-science book by the non-evolutionary non-scientist Michael Behe, should not be in the "Evolutionary Biology" section, but something more appropriate, such as "New Age", "Religion", "Christianity", or even "Fiction". You get the idea.

I call on all readers of this blog to follow my example. Help your local bookstore correctly stock their science section. Spread the word.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:38 am
by moongirl
You can ask a biologist, so why not expand your horizons and ask a philosopher!!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:53 am
by moongirl

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:43 am
by moongirl
Just a Damn Interesting site, well worth a look :wink:

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:46 pm
by moongirl
Twenty Things You Didn't Know
This is a really good site to just wile away time learning...20 things you didn't know!! :D ... g-in-space

Check out all the related articles for all the other lists of things you didn't know about.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:16 am
by moongirl
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:18 am
by moongirl

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:40 pm
by moongirl
Patently Silly Things...
Necessity is the mother of invention. The father is unknown.
The following are all real patents issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office.