Japanese Emperor Hirohito published several scientific papers on marine biology from his laboratory at the Imperial Palace. His contributions included descriptions of several species of hydrozoa new to science. catalog.hathitrust.org/Re…
Dr. Winnifred Cutler spent over 25 years researching reproductive biology and produced the Athena 10X pheromones to make men attractive to women. A reporter tried it in a museum, bars, and concluded pheromones don't work vice.com/en_ca/article/vv…
Today I learned about John Gurdon, who was ranked last out of 250 boys in his year group in Biology and in a progress report, his teacher said that pursuing Biology for him would be a "waste of time, for him and those who have to teach him". In 2012, John Gurdon won the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine telegraph.co.uk/news/scie…
Because of a botched surgery intended to repair a severely perforated eardrum, that actually caused permanent inner ear damage, Stephen Colbert wasn't able to scuba dive for a marine biology job he wanted which pushed him to comedy. The damage to his eardrum also left him deaf in his right ear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
In 2003, Dutchman Kees Moeliker won the Ig Nobel Prize for Biology after writing a paper on "the first case of homosexual necrophilia [by a mallard]" after watching a duck die after crashing into his window, only for its corpse to be "raped almost continually for 75 mins" by another duck. hetnatuurhistorisch.nl/fi…
Today I learned that the math, and human biology, behind listening to either analog or digital music, favors analog. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Dexter Holland, lead singer of Offspring, was valedictorian of his school and had a masters in molecular biology before the band became famous. He since earned his PhD and published a paper on the use of computational molecular biological approaches to identify microRNA sequences in HIV en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dex…
The idea of a "missing link" in evolutionary biology is derived from the medieval concept of the "Great Chain of Being," which had a played a large role in shaping how early biologists and zoologists conceptualized the world en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar. The one-of-a-kind discovery helps put flesh on the bones of these extinct creatures, opening a new window on the biology of a group that dominated Earth for more than 160 million years. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
In 2017, Offspring’s Dexter Holland Finished a Ph.D program in molecular biology. Publishing a 175-page dissertation on the molecular dynamics of HIV and general virus/host interactions. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Dexter Holland from The Offspring graduated high school as valedictorian, has a PhD in Molecular Biology from USC, has his pilot license and flew solo around the world in 10 days, runs marathons, and has his own hot sauce company. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dex…
The Cambrian Explosion was Biology's Big Bang. Life went from moving slowly on the sea floor without any predation to suddenly all the different ecologies that we find today. Life literally exploded. Some scientists believe that the evolution of vision triggered the evolutionary event. youtu.be/qNtQwUO9ff8
Parents filed an ethics complaint against a High School Biology teacher for using the word "vagina" while teaching reproduction. eastidahonews.com/2016/03…
Whilst working as a marine-biology teacher in 1986, Stephen Hillenburg was asked to create an educational comic about anthropomorphised sea life. He later adapted the characters within it, such as "Bob the Sponge", into one of the most popular and longest-running children's series of all time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Marie and Pierre Curie won the Physics Nobel Prize in 1903. Marie Curie won the Chemistry Nobel Prize in 1911. Marie's daughter IrΓ¨ne and her husband won the Chemistry Nobel Prize in 1935. In total, 15 people in the family were prominent researchers in physics, chemistry, biology or medicine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cur…
Sweden was the first country to put a eugenic state into practice before WW2 and the first state that set up for racial biology, an estimated 63,000 women were sterilised who were deemed to not have β€˜Aryan-like’ genes, it ended in 1973 and compensation has been paid since 2000 to any victims independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Today I learned of the Voynich manuscript. Dated to the 15th century, it consists of 240 pages of text in an unidentified language, and obscure illustrations seemingly related with topics such as astronomy and biology. Despite considerable scientific effort, it remains mostly undeciphered to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voy…
A fundamental question and mystery in developmental biology is how an organ knows to stop growing after reaching a particular size. Organ growth relies on several processes occurring at the cellular level, including cell division and programmed cell death (or apoptosis). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
The lead singer of The Offspring holds a PhD in Molecular Biology, and has published academic articles contributing to HIV studies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dex…
That, in biology, any group of fish that stay together for social reasons are shoaling, and if the group is swimming in the same direction in a coordinated manner, they are schooling. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…
When Scientific American went monthly in 1921, it was published as a journal of β€œpractical information”. Engineering and other applied sciences predominated until after World War II, when attention turned to the natural world (biology) and later to theoretical pursuits (physics, astronomy) scientificamerican.com/ar…
Dexter Holland, lead singer of The Offspring, has a PhD in molecular biology and is a licensed pilot who has completed a solo flight around the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dex…
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, has casually studied subatomic physics, cosmology, biology and psychology throughout his life and frequently encourages harmony between science and Buddhism dalailama.com/messages/bu…
The word "shmoo" is a technical term with different meanings in the fields of electrical engineering, cell biology, socioeconomics, echinoderm biology, and particle physics. In all these cases, the term is a reference to the Shmoo, a cartoon animal from the comic strip Li'l Abner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shm…
Toby Spribille grew up in a trailer park without proper education; no American university would take him, but a German university decided to overlook it. In 2016 he overturned 150 years of biology with discovering that lichens are actually NOT alliances between two but three organisms theatlantic.com/science/a…
Orch-OR, or Orchestrated Objective Reduction, a theory developed by British physicist Roger Penrose, or the idea that quantum processes are real physical events and play a role in biology. Specifically clusters of six phosphate ions, combined with nine calcium ions that create Posner molecules. bbc.com/earth/story/20170…
Amedeo Avogadro, who's scientific achievements are pivotal in Chemistry and Biology, got bored of being a lawyer and began studying science at 25, publishing his first research paper at 28 and leaving the practice entirely at 30. famousscientists.org/amed…
A biology professor extracted yeast from a 45 million year old insect trapped in amber and brewed beer from it. sanluisobispo.com/2011/01…
Today I learned about "sexy son" hypothesis in evolutionary biology that states that a female's ideal choice for the mating partner is one whose genes will produce male offspring with the best chance of reproductive success. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex…
The lead singer of punk band Offspring worked on his PhD in molecular biology while touring and recording music rollingstone.com/music/ne…
Nicholas Cage was on the cover of a Serbian biology textbook from 1991 to 2003 avclub.com/article/nicola…
Dexter Holland (The Offspring's lead singer) has a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Southern California. variety.com/2017/music/ne…
In order to get the look and feel of Finding Nemo’s characters and world just right, Pixar’s art team was required to take courses in marine biology, oceanography, and ichthyology in addition to enrolling in scuba diving classes. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Today I learned of the "curse of the pharaoh" theory in biologyβ€”that parasites and diseases that can lie dormant for longer tend to be more virulentβ€”from the theory that some untimely deaths of persons involved in the excavation of King Tut's tomb could have been caused by a long-dormant pathogen nature.com/news/1998/9808…
[] Director James Cameron reached the Challenger Deep, the deepest part of the Mariana Trench. He is the first person to accomplish the trip solo. The data he collected resulted in interesting new finds in the field of marine biology, including new species of sea cucumber and squid worm. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Kary Mullis stated that his LSD use greatly helped him develop the polymerase chain reaction, a commonly used technique in molecular biology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kar…
The scientific name for the Great Plains Bison is Bison bison bison, one of 16 triple tautonyms in biology. digitalcommons.butler.edu…
The lead singer of The Offspring was his high school valedictorian and a PhD candidate in Molecular Biology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dex…
In the USA, 17 states have laws permitting students to opt out of dissecting animals in high school biology en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Greg Graffin, the lead singer of "Bad Religion", also holds a PhD in zoology and is a biology professor at Cornell University. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Today I learned about the molecular biology blots: a man named Ed Southern developed a DNA blotting technique that he coined the Southern Blot after himself. In the years to come, two other scientists developed blotting techniques and named them the Western and Northern Blots to continue this trend. bitesizebio.com/639/south…
The lead singer of the punk band Bad Religion has degrees in biology and geology from UCLA, and a PhD in Zoology from Cornell. He is a frequent lecturer at UCLA pastemagazine.com/article…
Today I learned of Red Queen hypothesis in evolutionary biology (named after Red Queen's statement to Alice in 'Through the looking-glass'). It suggests that species need to continually evolve to maintain a level of adaptation against a competing species. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
The lead singer of The Offspring has a Ph.D in molecular biology digitallibrary.usc.edu/cd…
Queen was probably the most educated rock band ever. Freddie Mercury - degree in Art & Graphic Design, Roger Taylor - Biology, John Deacon - Electronics & Brian May - Astrophysics (& recently completed his doctorate after a 30-year hiatus). theguardian.com/music/201…
15 year old John Gurdon's teacher wrote that teaching him biology would be "a sheer waste of time, both on his part and of those who would have to teach him." In 2012 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his pioneering work in developmental biology. thedailyriff.com/articles…
Sweden was home to the world's first institute for "racial biology", which forcibly sterilized Sami women, among others, until 1975 intrepidreport.com/archiv…
After surgery caused him ear damage, Stephen Colbert was unable to pursue his childhood dream career of marine biology, and left him deaf in his right ear. tviv.org/Stephen_Colbert
Bad Religion front man Greg Graffin is now a professor of evolutionary biology at Cornell University. sandiegouniontribune.com/…
According to a principle in evolutionary biology know as "Foster's Rule" or the "Island Rule", members of a species get smaller or bigger depending on the resources available in the environment, leading to miniature island versions of elephants, mammoths, hippos, deer, and others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isl…
Stephen Hawking's father was a medical researcher and encouraged his son to get into medicine. But Stephen turned down biology as it didn't seem to explain things at a fundamental level. He got into mathematics which seemed highly impractical to his father. books.google.ca/books?id=…
Today I learned of Mormon Transhumanism, a sect of Mormonism which agrees with the notion that humanity will one day merge our technology and biology into one. transfigurism.org/
The longest-running biology experiment, started in 1879, is buried in a secret spot in Michigan and is trying to answer "How Many Times Must Weeds Be Pulled Before They Stop Growing Back?" atlasobscura.com/articles…
There is a growing movement to unify modern psychology under the premise that evolution shaped our behavior the same way it shaped all of biology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evo…
More than 40% of the Dutch Wikipedia (~800.000 articles) is made up of biology articles, mostly on insects. nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Most scientists believe that everyone was originally lactose intolerant and that lactose 'tolerance' is a relatively new thing in human's evolutionary biology. zidbits.com/?p=1632
Dexter Holland, the lead singer for The Offspring, was a Ph.D. candidate in molecular biology en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dex…
The lead singer of The Offspring has a Masters in molecular biology, is a certified flight instructor, and a licensed Airline Transport pilot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dex…
The biology of people with multiple personalities changes according to which personality is present. This includes allergies, visual acuity, blood flow patterns in the brain etc. nytimes.com/1988/06/28/sc…
Gregor Mendel, the founder of modern genetics, was taught physics by Christian Doppler at the University of Vienna after failing multiple exams (including biology) while attempting to become a high school teacher. biography.com/people/greg…
The creator and writers for Spongebob have Marine-biology degrees. oceanfutures.org/learning…
Tinbergen's 4 questions, which are super important for modern evolutionary biology, were actually borrowed from Aristotle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
A class of 8 - 10 year olds conceived of, executed and published a significant scientific paper on bee behavior that was the Editor's choice in Science and the 2nd most downloaded paper on Biology Letters. It is written in "kid-speak" and its figures are colored with crayon. guardian.co.uk/science/bl…
Dexter Holland, lead singer of The Offspring, was his high school's valedictorian, went to USC & earned a BS in biology and an MS in molecular biology, and commenced a PhD in molecular biology before the band became big. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dex…
The kid from The Shining (Danny Lloyd) stopped acting as he grew up and went on to become a professor of biology. nydailynews.com/entertain…
Sherwood Schwartz, creator of Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch, originally moved to California to pursue his Masters in biology. Desperate for money, he started writing jokes for Bob Hope thus starting his career in entertainment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She…
In biology that the Ibex is a mountain goat that lives on steep mountains in Israel that are inhospitable to most animals, and are only able to live there because of their cleft feet and rubber soles that allow them to get a grip on the rocks so they can scale up and down the mountain for food. youtu.be/Hu8TJKMtmtI
The creator of SpongeBob Squarepants has a degree in marine biology nickanimationstudio.com/s…
Despite its natural abundance, aluminium has no known function in biology wikipedia.org/wiki/Alumin…
The word meme is an analogy for gene, as both are formed inside of an host and jump from one host to another. Memetics is a branch of science that uses principles of genetics, evolutionary biology, sociology and psychology to study how memes form, spread and change over time. sorites.org/Issue_15/alva…
In evolutionary biology Foster's rule states that island species are especially prone to evolving to be much larger or smaller than their mainland counterparts. Examples include the extinct "hobbit" hominid, the pygmy mammoth, and the dodo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fos…
South Korean creationists had a successful petition to remove references to evolution from high school textbooks. 50% of South Korean biology teachers also disagreed that "modern humans are the product of evolutionary processes". nature.com/news/south-kor…
Porn actress Remy Lacroix has a bachelor's degree in biology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rem…
Dexter Holland (lead singer of the Offspring); owns a hot sauce brand, flies jets, develops software for Blackberry, and has a Master's degree in molecular biology! latimes.com/entertainment…
The current Emperor of Japan is a published marine biology researcher and is an expert on the taxonomy of gobies. australianmuseum.net.au/i…
The common idea taught in biology textbooks "rolling your tongue is linked to a gene" is a myth. businessinsider.com/tongu…
Today I learned of Biophysics, an interdisciplinary science that applies the approaches and methods of physics to study biological systems. It overlaps with many other sciences, such as nanotechnology, bioengineering and computational biology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bio…
"perhaps the most remarkable bit of biology bred into Alaskan Huskies is the ability to adapt almost instantly to exercise." books.google.com/books?id…
Lisa Kudrow earned her BA in biology from Vassar College, New York. Her father, Dr. Lee N. Kudrow, was a headache specialist and physician. Lisa worked on his staff for eight years while breaking into acting, and earned research credit one of his studies on cluster headaches and left-handedness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
College students interested in marine biology and other nautical sciences can spend a semester abroad at sea through "Seamester" seamester.com/
Modern biology classifies birds as dinosaurs and dinosaurs are, therefore, not extinct. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Din…
Gender refers to one's personal identification while sex refers to the biology of the person en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
Alan Turing (the father of Computers and AI) is most cited for a paper on biology gonitsora.com/pushing-bac…
Raul Cano, a Cal Poly biology professor, brews beer with a 45-million-year-old yeast extracted from amber. sanluisobispo.com/news/lo…
The term "Survival of the Fittest" was not coined by Charles Darwin. It was first used by Herbert Spencer after he read Darwin's text on evolutionary biology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sur…
The Offspring lead singer Dexter Holland was his high school's valedictorian, has a master's degree in Molecular Biology and is a licensed airline pilot. cracked.com/article_15753…
UC-Berkeley professor and AIDS denialist Peter Duesberg used his standing and credentials to convince SA president Mbeki against allowing life saving HIV medication, leading to thousands of preventable deaths. He is still a tenured biology professor there. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
Linus Pauling is the only man to have won 2 unshared Nobel Prizes for revolutionizing chemistry and molecular biology and a peace prize for activism opposing nuclear war testing. After retiring he also advocated Vit C in high doses as a partial cure for things from the common cold to cancer nytimes.com/1995/11/05/bo…
One of the pioneers of theoretical biology was none other than Alan Turing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There is a scientific paradigm which suggests the universe (as we perceive it) is based on biology, not physics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bio…
The biology book at the center of the Scopes Monkey Trial also included lessons on eugenics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civ…
All earthworms in the Great Lakes area of the US are invasive European and Asian species. Their spread concerns ecologists because as they alter the regions soil biology by consuming its nutrient rich organic-layer, the future of northern hardwood forests are in jeopardy. scientificamerican.com/ar…
In 2013, in a survey carried out by PayScale.com of mid-career professionals, philosophy majors ranked in the top 25 per cent of salaries, ahead of biology, nursing and business. timeshighereducation.com/…
The world's longest-running biology experiment, ongoing since 1879, is currently buried in a secret spot somewhere in Michigan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Trofim Lysenko (agricultural affairs for the USSR's Communist Party) had theories about inheritability of acquired traits declared correct and had geneticists imprisoned/executed. In 1948, genetics was officially declared a pseudoscience and Soviet biology research was set back until the 1960s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lys…
A pioneer in gastric biology conducted experiments by inserting food tied to a string through a permanent hole in the stomch of his assistant, removing them, and observing how much they had been digested. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
The nematode C. elegans (a model organism for biology research) has only two sexes - male and hermaphrodite wormatlas.org/male/introd…
There is a theorized model of consciousness which is based off Quantum Biology, specifically quantum interactions within microtubules. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orc…
The lead singer of The Offspring is an apparent genius with a bachelors in Biology, a masters in Microbiology and even gave up a Ph.D to focus on his band en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dex…

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