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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. Branches of Biology
Brief description of some of the many branches of biology
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. 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?
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. 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.
6. Plants - Primary Producers
Plants are primary producers; they are essentially responsible for all life on earth. They harvest sunlight and transform it into life!
7. 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.
8. The Truth About Chocolate and PMS
There are many myths surrounding chocolate, and while some of them are lovely tales about how it came into existence, many more are simply false rumors about how chocolate is bad for you. This article will tell you the truth about chocolate and PMS.
9. Smallpox - The Small Pox Virus and Its History
Smallpox was one of the most devastating diseases known to humanity. This microscopic "killer virus" was responsible for multiple pandemics, decimating entire populations to the extent that it can be said to have changed the course of history.
10. Sylvia Earle - Oceanographer and Undersea Explorer
"With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live." - Sylvia Earle
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