Antony van Leeuwenhoek's Tiny Discoveries In the 17th century, Dutch scientist Antony van Leeuwenhoek used a homemade microscope to discover microorganisms, including bacteria and protozoa.
The Theory of Spontaneous Generation For centuries, people believed in spontaneous generation, the idea that life could arise spontaneously from non-living matter.
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Lamarck's Theory of Inheritance Jean-Baptiste Lamarck proposed the idea of the inheritance of acquired characteristics, suggesting that traits acquired during an organism's
Vestigial Organs Charles Darwin's theory of evolution included the concept of vestigial organs—body parts with no apparent function in modern organisms.include the human appendix
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Discovery of DNA's Structure While James Watson and Francis Crick are widely credited with discovering the double helix structure of DNA, it was Rosalind Franklin's X-ray crystallography
The Case of Phineas Gage In the 19th century, a railway worker named Phineas Gage survived a severe brain injury when an iron rod was accidentally driven through his skull
The First Synthetic Life Form In 2010, geneticist Craig Venter and his team created the world's first synthetic life form, nicknamed "Synthia.
The Great Emu War In Australia in 1932, a group of farmers and soldiers waged war against emus, large flightless birds, because they were damaging crops. The emus proved difficult to defeat
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The Mysterious Case of Henrietta Lacks Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman, unknowingly contributed to scientific research when her cancer cells were used without her consent to create the HeLa cell line.
The Origin of Dinosaur The word "dinosaur" was coined by Sir Richard Owen in 1842. It comes from the Greek words "deinos" (terrible) and "sauros" (lizard), reflecting the awe-inspiring nature of these ancient reptiles.
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