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Here are the top ten articles for the Biology Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. 10 Characteristics of Life - What is Life?
Most people know that biology is the study of living organisms. But - do you know exactly how the concept of "life" is defined by science?
2. Spoiled Rotten – Why Fruits and Veges go Bad
We all know that fruits and vegetables have a shelf life. But what is it that happens to them that causes them to rot?
3. Branches of Biology
Brief description of some of the many branches of biology
4. Cell Theory - What is Cell Theory?
First developed in the mid-17th century, cell theory is one of the foundations of the science of biology.
5. Cell Types - The Three Major Cell Types
We know that cells are the building blocks of all life. In this article, we learn about the three major types of cells and how they differ from one another.
6. Viruses - A Brief Introduction to Viruses
We talk about viruses all the time - cold viruses, flu viruses - but what do you really know about this biological entity? The study of viruses, or 'virology,' is a sub-specialty of microbiology.
7. Species Spotlight - Monarch Butterfly
Monarch butterflies are beautiful and unique creatures. Not only do they undergo metamorphosis and change from a caterpillar to a butterfly, they engage in transgenerational migration. These butterflies spend their entire lives traveling from Canada to Mexico, a journey of over 2000 miles.
8. Mother of Biology - Maria Sibylla Merian
The oldest record of a woman that succeeded working on a scientific endeavor was Maria Sibylla Merian, who lived from 1647 to 1717 in Germany.
9. Father of Biology - Aristotle
When did the study of life begin? Who can be credited with founding the academic branch of biology? Aristotle is considered the Father of Biology; learn a little about his life in this article.
10. The Importance of Coral Reefs
Coral reefs are to the earth what canaries are to the mine. While the quality of of the environment declines, coral reefs are one of the first to suffer. learn about the special qualities of the coral reefs, and why protecting them helps us.
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