Biology

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An Annotated Bibliography of Nonsense
Malik, Kenan
Article
1998
Academic critics today not only question the impact of science upon society, but they also question the very idea of scientific rationality.
The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement
Lytle, Mark Hamilton
Book
2007
Explores the evolution of Carson's ideas about nature, her love for the sea, her career as a biologist, and above all her emergence as a writer of extraordinary moral and ecological vision.
Man, Beast and Zombie: What Science Can and Cannot Tell Us About Human Nature
Malik, Kenan
Book
2000
Drawing upon the ideas of evolutionary biology, cognitive science and artificial intelligence, Malik questions many of our assumptions about human nature.
Stephen Jay Gould: Dialectical Biologist
Gasper, Phill
Article
2002
Gould, the world’s leading expert on the evolution of Bahamian land snails, and one of the most influential evolutionary theorists of his generation, shared Engels’ enthusiasm for understanding the na...
Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides Are Wrong in the Race Debate
Malik, Kenan
Book
2008
Malik makes the case that most anti-racists accept the belief, also held by racialists and outright racists, that differences between groups are of great importance. While racialists attribute the dif...

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American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), located in New York, comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories and its renowned library. The collections contain over 32 m...
Australian Museum
The Australian Museum has an international reputation in the fields of natural history and indigenous research, community programs and exhibitions. The Museum was established in 1827 and is Australia's first museum, with unique an...
ibiblio.org
The public's library and digital archive. Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history,...
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is an international leader in the scientific study of the natural world. Our science mission is to: * Explore the diversity of the natural world and the processes that generate this diversity. * Use t...

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Biological standard of living
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he Biological Standard of Living indicates how well the human organism itself thrives in its socio-economic and epidemiological environment.
Biology
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A natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy.
Central dogma of molecular biology
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Ciliate
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Epigenetics
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Evolutionary developmental biology
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Golgi apparatus
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Hermaphrodite
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Homology (biology)
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Hybrid (biology)
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Life
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Life is a characteristic that distinguishes objects that have signaling and self-sustaining processes from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased, or else because they lack such ...
Meiosis
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Microbiology
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Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, which are unicellular or cell-cluster microscopic organisms.
Molecular biology
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Molecular genetics
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The Monkey's Voyage
How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life
de Queiroz, Alan
2014
In The Monkey's Voyage, biologist Alan de Queiroz describes a radical new view of how fragmented distributions came into being, arguing that different species were not simply constrained by continenta...
Mutation
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Mutations are changes in a genomic sequence: the DNA sequence of a cell's genome or the DNA or RNA sequence of a virus.
Order (biology)
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Organism
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Public Library of Science (PLOS)
The PLOS mission is to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. Everything that we publish is open-access – freely available online for anyone...
Stress (biology)
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Stress is a term in psychology and biology, first coined in the biological context in the 1930s, which has in more recent decades become a commonplace of popular parlance.
Taxonomic rank
In biological classification, taxonomic rank is the relative level of a group of organisms (a taxon) in a taxonomic hierarchy. Examples of taxonomic ranks are species, genus, family, order, class, phy...