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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. 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.
2. Branches of Biology
Brief description of some of the many branches of biology
3. 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?
4. 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?
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. How Much Do You Know About Your Gallbladder?
The gallbladder performs an important function in humans and other vertebrates. While all humans have gallbladders, many people don't really know much about this organ.
Recycling helps you and the environment. Check out this article for helpful tips and innovative ideas in recycling, including prerecycling, composting, vermicomposting and using florescent lighting.
9. Binomial Nomenclature - Fun With Names
Taxonomists, those who come up with specific names for organisms, don't necessarily fall into the category of stodgy, boring old scientists as many folks might believe.
10. Bird Taxonomy - How Birds are Classified
How do scientists classify the more than 9,700 currently known species of birds?
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