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Natural science

Definition noun The scientific study of phenomena or laws of the physical world. Supplement Natural science includes... Read More

Natural selection

Natural Selection Definition What is natural selection in biology? Natural selection is defined as a process in nature... Read More

Natural

natural 1. Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character;... Read More

Biology

Biology Definition Biology is the branch of science that primarily deals with the structure, function, growth, evolution,... Read More

Environment

Environment Definition What does environment mean? If you mean physical environment, then it is defined as the surrounding... Read More

Mātauranga Māori and Science

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the various methods used in measuring... Read More

Examples of Natural Selection

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. Darwin's Finches Darwin's finches are an excellent example of the way in... Read More

Allopatric speciation

We can define speciation as a process by which the novel genetically independent group of organisms are formed through the... Read More

Biological Science

Definition noun Any of the branches of natural science dealing with living things, such as their structure, behavior,... Read More

Physicology

physicology --> physics The science of nature, or of natural objects; that branch of science which treats of the laws and... Read More

Physics

physics The science of nature, or of natural objects; that branch of science which treats of the laws and properties of... Read More

Branches of biology

Branches of Biology Biology, the scientific study of life, includes several relevant branches. Below is a list of major... Read More

Physical science

Definition noun Any of the sciences concerned with the study of non-living systems, such as the nature and properties of... Read More

The FIFTH MIRACLE: The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life

 The FIFTH MIRACLE: The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life    ... Read More

Ecosystem

Ecosystem Definition An ecosystem is a system consisting of biotic and abiotic components that function together as a unit.... Read More

Taxonomy

Taxonomy Definition The term "taxonomy" was developed from two Greek words, "taxis," meaning arrangement, and "nomia,"... Read More

New Zealand’s Biodiversity

Written by: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Peer-reviewed by: Cathy Buntting, Ph.D. and Andrea Soanes Why is New... Read More

Biosecurity and Biocontrol

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the importance of modern science... Read More

Predation

In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

System

A system pertains to interdependent or interrelated objects comprising and functioning as a whole. In biology, it may refer... Read More

Native

native 1. One who, or that which, is born in a place or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or... Read More

Ecological Research: Measuring & Analysis

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously in this lesson, we learned that high biodiversity is essential to a healthy... Read More

Theology

theology (Science: study) The science of god or of religion; the science which treats of the existence, character, and... Read More

Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri)

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously, we've seen the different animals endemic to New Zealand. Due to the... Read More

Population Growth and Survivorship

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously, we learned about biodiversity and endemism. Now, let's look at the... Read More

At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity

At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity  ... Read More

Anatomy

Anatomy Definition Often we hear the term 'anatomy' while learning about the body and how it works. What is anatomy? What... Read More

Theory of Neuroscience

Nezih OKTAR Journal of Neurological Sciences (Turkish) 2006, Volume 23, Number 3, Page(s) 155-158. An Open Access... Read More

Hydrogen

Hydrogen is one of the chemical elements found in nature. A chemical element refers to the pure substance of one type of... Read More

Living things

Living Things Definition A living things pertains to any organism or a life form that possesses or shows the... Read More

CRISPR caused gene damage? Rise and pitfall of the gene-editor

CRISPR as a gene-editing tool made a prodigious leap forward in science. In 2015, it was heralded as Science’s 2015... Read More

Oxidation

Oxidation Definition How do we define oxidation? There are several definitions of the oxidation process. Oxidation can be... Read More

Nitrogen

Definition noun plural: nitrogens ni·tro·gen, ˈnɐɪtʰɹədʒən (biochemistry) A colorless, odorless, gaseous... Read More

Substrate

Substrate Definition What is a "substrate"? The underlying substances or layers are termed as substrate. The definitions of... Read More

Innate

Innate 1. Inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate eloquence. 2. (Science: psychology) Originating in, or derived... Read More

Analogous

In evolutionary biology, the meaning of analogous is “having similarities in functions but different evolutionary... Read More

Hydrophilic

Hydrophilic Definition What does a hydrophile (or hydrophilic molecule) mean? If a molecule is “water-loving”, it is... Read More

Theory

Definition noun, plural: theories (general) (1) A conjecture, an opinion, a speculation or an assumption based on limited... Read More

Feeder

Feeder 1. One who, or that which, gives food or supplies nourishment; steward. A couple of friends, his chaplain and feeder.... Read More

Horn

Horn 1. A hard, projecting, and usually pointed organ, growing upon the heads of certain animals, especially. Of the... Read More