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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. 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?
3. 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.
4. 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?
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Saving the Northern Spotted Owl
The northern spotted owl is an endangered species. When it was listed as endangered in 1990, government officials decided to take action. Scientists and government officials worked together to protect the northern spotted owl.
8. Plants - Primary Producers
Plants are primary producers; they are essentially responsible for all life on earth. They harvest sunlight and transform it into life!
9. 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.
10. Ignaz Semmelweis, 1818 – 1865
Ignaz Semmelweis is considered the father of hygiene, but it took many years of hard work on his part before his theory that washing hands between patients was accepted in his homeland of Hungary, and many years after his death before it was accepted in other countries.
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