By: Krystle Hernandez
Born in April of 1934, Valerie Jane Goodall was raised in London until the age of twelve. After her parents divorce, the young Goodall moved to Bournemouth where she went to school and gained a strong interest in animal biology.Her love of animals landed...
By: Alwin Templar
The development of the microscope, along with myriad other inventions, was a direct consequence of mankind's innate curiosity. We humans have always been fascinated by the world around us. First we looked up and set our gaze upon the sun, moon and stars. We then...
By: Darian Peters
The ability to extend our natural visual range to include observation of the very small was quite a late arrival as fundamental inventions go. It was not until around 1595 in Middelberg, Holland, that the first compound microscope, which made use of two lenses, was...
Will the Genetic Barcodes Revolutionize Science Practical Application
By: Dangerous person
Historically taxonomy has been an art. People have looked at stuff and said "well, that LOOKS like that other animal, so it is probably the same thing". In the 1800s, it was a popular hobby - so if you had enough free time (and you...
By: Ben Hughes
The thermometer has its origins back in the sixteenth century with Galileo but didn't become recognisable as a modern instrument until it was revolutionised first by Santorio and then Fahrenheit in later centuries.The Greeks made simple thermometers in the first century BC but there...
By: Eve Redstone
Louis Pasteur is one of the fathers of modern medicine. Without his work and discoveries in the field of microbiology it is doubtful that we would have the world we have today. His work identified the causes of many diseases that were responsible for the...
By: Autumn Baccellia
The first to introduce the Theory of Sociobiology was Edward O. Wilson who was employed by Harvard University and worked within the biology department. It was with his research study with ants that Wilson became amazed on how they functioned within their society and he...
By: Simon Wright
A friend bought me this book as a present but it had sat idly on one of my bookshelves for nearly four years. I suppose that I felt that it was going to be overly dry and the selfish' part of the title made me...
By: Steve Lussing
While the ordinary microscope will to some extent remain a novelty for many students, I think that probably most children who have expressed an interest in science have at some time in their young lives been at the receiving end of one of those wondrous...
By: Yohanna Farrell
Robert Koch was one of the few people to earn a Nobel Prize in the field of Physiology or Medicine for his Tuberculosis findings in 1905. He was a great man who was incredibly dedicated to his research. Born on December 11th 1843 in Clausthal...

 

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