Prior to making Finding Nemo, Pixar's in-house art team was required to take Marine Biology, Oceanography, Ichthyology, and Scuba Diving Classes in order to get the look & feel of the characters and their world just right. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
There is no such thing as a vegetable in biology. What we call vegetables are really just parts of plants. Asparagus is the stalk of a plant. Broccoli is the flower of a plant, etc. popula.com/2019/02/20/veg…
The University of Washington's conservation biology unit uses rescued dogs to track endangered and threatened animals. The dogs identify animals by the scent of their poop and researchers use the fecal samples to gather information. The dogs used are usually too energetic for normal house life. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
In early 1900s an italian radiologist Alessandro Vallebona invented the tomography imaging technique which is the basis for CT ,MRI and PET scans, and it's is also used fields of archaeology, biology, atmospheric science, geophysics, materials science, astrophysics . en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
In biology, regeneration is the process of renewal, restoration, and tissue growth that makes genomes, cells, organisms, and ecosystems resilient to natural fluctuations or events that cause disturbance or damage. Every species is capable of regeneration, from bacteria to humans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Today I learned that the math, and human biology, behind listening to either analog or digital music, favors analog. blogs.scientificamerican.…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
A biology professor extracted yeast from a 45 million year old insect trapped in amber and brewed beer from it. sanluisobispo.com/2011/01…
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…
Nicholas Cage was on the cover of a Serbian biology textbook from 1991 to 2003 avclub.com/article/nicola…
The lead singer of punk band Offspring worked on his PhD in molecular biology while touring and recording music rollingstone.com/music/ne…
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…
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…
Dexter Holland (The Offspring's lead singer) has a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Southern California. variety.com/2017/music/ne…
[] 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…
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…
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…
The lead singer of The Offspring was his high school valedictorian and a PhD candidate in Molecular Biology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dex…
The scientific name for the Great Plains Bison is Bison bison bison, one of 16 triple tautonyms in biology. digitalcommons.butler.edu…
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…
In the USA, 17 states have laws permitting students to opt out of dissecting animals in high school biology en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
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…
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…
The lead singer of The Offspring has a Ph.D in molecular biology digitallibrary.usc.edu/cd…
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…
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…

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