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Shmoop can tell you the meaning of life. Okay, well, not exactly. But we can tell you all about what life is, how it works, and how it's evolved over billions of years. From DNA and cells to animals to ecosystems, Shmoop's Biology resources will give you the lowdown on all things living—including that family of spiders that's set up camp in your bathroom for the past week. Sorry about that, by the way.
The study of life needs no introduction. Well, actually, it probably does—and we've got you covered.
If you're aching to learn a little something about our crazy dog-eat-dog world, evolution is the way to go. From Darwin to speciation, these guides have been naturally selected to be the best of the best.
Doesn't matter if it's plants, bacteria, or even viruses; if it's alive, we've got a guide on it right here. (We weren't sure whether to include our guide to zombies or not. Are the undead technically alive?)