History of biology
The history of biology traces the study of the living world from ancient to modern times. Although the concept of biology as a single coherent field arose in the 19th century, the biological sciences ...
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Laika: Pioneering Space Dog Launched 60 Years Ago Today
It has been 60 years since a Soviet dog named Laika became the first animal to orbit Earth. Her historic flight was one of the defining moments of the space race between the US and Soviet Union. Al Ja...
Construction workers shocked to discover a centuries-old Mummy in China
Construction workers shocked to discover a centuries-old Mummy in China Construction workers in China were shocked to discover a centuries-old coffin containing an extremely well-preserved male corps...
Missing Link Found? Mummified Body With Uncanny Features Could be First REAL Evidence of Evolved Alien Species
A mysterious mummy with uncanny features was dug up from a tunnel in the desolate region of Nazca, Peru. Researchers believe it could be of an alien species
Genetics Shows Ancient Egyptian Kings Weren't African
The first ever genetic analysis of mummies found that ancient Egyptian kings were more closely related to West Asians than Africans, according to a study
(RARE) Interview with James Watson and Francis Crick
DNA Interview with James Watson and Francis Crick
DNA Nobel Prize Winner Francis Crick Says our genes Were Planted Here By Aliens Directed Panspermia
Ever hear of Panspermia? It's an idea from Nobel Prize winner Francis Crick. He wrote in the book 'Life Itself', that given how complicated the DNA molecule ...
Chinese monk mummified in gold leaf
The mummification process is part of a Buddhist tradition that honors faithful monks. Produced by Maya Dangerfield. Images courtesy of AP and Reuters. Read m...
Calls vs. Balls: "Monkey Balls" Show Why Men Overcompensate
Howler monkeys are about the size of a small dog, weighing around seven kilos, yet they are among the loudest terrestrial animals on the planet, and can roar...
Amazing Things We’ve Learned From 800 Ancient Skull Surgeries
The practice of trepanation was surprisingly successful and was seen more often during the Inca heyday due to the weapons used in war.
Jane Goodall Responds To Harambe's Death: 'It Looked As Though The Gorilla Was Putting An Arm Around The Child'
In an email to Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard, Goodall expresses her condolences over the difficult choice
May 8 1980, Smallpox Eradicated-The Rise And Fall Of Smallpox
On May 8, 1980, the World Health Organization officially pronounced victory in the fight against smallpox, confirming that no known cases of the dreaded killer existed anywhere on the planet. Take a l...
Pint-Sized Lizards Trapped in Amber Give Clues to Life 100 Million Years Ago
The trove of Cretaceous reptiles includes an early relative of the chameleon—the oldest yet discovered
Watson And Crick Discover Chemical Structure Of DNA - Feb 28, 1953
On this day in 1953, Cambridge University scientists James D. Watson and Frances H.C. Crick announce that they have determined the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule containing human genes.
A new pen-like microscope can be used to detect cancer on a whole new level
A new pen-like microscope has been developed by researchers from the University of Washington in order to help doctors detect cancer cells more efficiently
Marijuana In Space – NASA Discovers THC On Meteorite Fragment
The team of researchers who analyzed hundreds of meteorite fragments in search of microbacterial data found the presence of Tetrahydrocannabinol in trace amounts, the principal psychoactive constituen...
Timeline of biology and organic chemistry
Significant events in biology and organic chemistry:
Mummy
A mummy is a deceased human or animal whose human skin and organs have been preserved by either intentional or accidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold, very low humidity, or lack of air, so tha...
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Alchemy
Alchemy is an influential tradition whose practitioners have, from antiquity, claimed it to be the precursor to profound powers. The defining objectives of alchemy are varied but historically have typ...
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Elixir of life
The elixir of life, also known as elixir of immortality and sometimes equated with the philosopher's stone, is a mythical potion that, when drunk from a certain cup at a certain time, supposedly gran...
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Humorism
Humorism, or humoralism, is a system of medicine detailing the makeup and workings of the human body, adopted by the Indian Ayurveda system of medicine, Ancient Greek and Roman physicians and philosop...
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Materia medica
Materia medica (English: medical material/substance) is a Latin medical term for the body of collected knowledge about the therapeutic properties of any substance used for healing (i.e., medicines...
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Medicinal plants
Medicinal plants have been identified and used throughout human history. Plants have the ability to synthesize a wide variety of chemical compounds that are used to perform important biological functi...
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Bestiary
A bestiary, or Bestiarum vocabulum is a compendium of beasts. Originating in the Ancient world, bestiaries were made popular in the Middle Ages in illustrated volumes that described various animals, b...
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Miasma theory of disease
The miasma theory (also called the miasmatic theory) held that diseases such as cholera, chlamydia or the Black Death were caused by a miasma (Μίασμα, ancient Greek: "pollution"), a noxious form of "b...
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Spontaneous generation
Spontaneous generation or anomalous generation is an obsolete body of thought on the ordinary formation of living organisms without descent from similar organisms. Typically, the idea was that certain...
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Vitalism
Vitalism is the doctrine that "living organisms are fundamentally different from non-living entities because they contain some non-physical element or are governed by different principles than are ina...
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Microscope
A microscope (from the Ancient Greek: μικρός, mikrós, "small" and σκοπεῖν, skopeîn, "to look" or "see") is an instrument used to see objects that are too small for the naked eye. The science of i...
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Germ theory of disease
The germ theory of disease states that some diseases are caused by microorganisms. These small organisms, too small to see without magnification, invade humans, animals, and other living hosts. Thei...
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Cell theory
In biology, cell theory is a scientific theory which describes the properties of cells. These cells are the basic unit of structure in all organisms and also the basic unit of reproduction. With conti...
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