Top Ten biology Articles

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. Earth Day Every Day
Earth day falls once a year on April 22. However, the earth should be celebrated year round instead of just once a year. The environment gives us so many gifts that are essential to live. Celebrate the earth every day with these 5 ideas.

6. 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.

7. Species Spotlight - Flamingo
Everyone loves the Flamingo. The huge pink bird that famously stands on one leg has captured human attention for generations with its beautiful pink plumage. Learn all about the flamingo in this species spotlight article.

8. Recycling
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. 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. Algae Blooms
An algae bloom can turn your favorite beach into a scene from Dr. Seuss: imagine seeing a green fuzzy carpet of algae as far as the eye can see instead of a cool blue ocean. Find out what causes these harmful algae blooms.

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