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    • Botanical art

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    • Dinosaurs in fiction

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    • Biological hazards

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    • Insects in culture

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    • Biological media

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    • Plants in culture

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    • Amphibians in culture

    • Amphibians have for centuries appeared in culture. From the fire-dwelling salamander to the frogs (and occasionally toads) of myth and fairytale and the rare use of a newt in literature, amphibians play the role of strange and sometimes repulsive creatures. Frogs however have symbolised fertility, as in Ancient Egypt, ... Read »


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    • Animal epithet

    • An animal epithet is a name used to label a person or group, by association with some perceived quality of an animal. Epithets may be formulated as similes, explicitly comparing people with the named animal, or as metaphors, directly naming people as animals. Animal epithets may be pejorative, readily giving offence, b ... Read »


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    • Animals in culture

    • Animals including fish, crustaceans, insects, molluscs, mammals and birds play many roles in culture, as do other living things. Economically, animals provide much of the meat eaten by the human population, whether farmed or hunted, and until the arrival of mechanised transport, terrestrial mammals provided a large pa ... Read »


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    • Arthropods in culture

    • Arthropods play many roles in human culture. Many of these concern insects, which are important both economically and symbolically, from the work of honeybees to the scarabs of Ancient Egypt. Other arthropods with cultural significance include crustaceans such as crabs, lobsters, and crayfish, which are popular subject ... Read »


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    • Biology and political science

    • The interdisciplinary study of biology and political science is the application of theories and methods from the biology toward the scientific understanding of political behavior. The field is sometimes called biopolitics, a term that will be used in this article as a synonym although it has other, less related meaning ... Read »


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    • Birds in culture

    • Birds have appeared in culture for thousands of years. They have been captured or bred as poultry for use as food. Raptors have been used in falconry, often to catch other birds, whether for pleasure or for food. They have been kept as cagebirds for their song, or raised for traditional sports such as cockfighting and ... Read »


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    • Do-it-yourself biology

    • Do-it-yourself biology (DIY biology, DIY bio) is a growing biotechnological social movement in which individuals, communities, and small organizations study biology and life science using the same methods as traditional research institutions. DIY biology is primarily undertaken by individuals with extensive research tr ... Read »


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    • Fermentation in food processing

    • Fermentation in food processing is the process of converting carbohydrates to alcohol or organic acids using microorganisms—yeasts or bacteria—under conditions. Fermentation usually implies that the action of microorganisms is desired. The science of fermentation is known as zymology or zymurgy. The term fe ... Read »


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    • Fungi in human culture

    • Fungi play a variety of roles in human culture, both beneficial and harmful. Yeasts have been used since ancient times to leaven bread and to ferment beer and wine. More recently, mould fungi have been exploited to create a wide range of industrial products, including enzymes and drugs. Medicines based on fungi includ ... Read »


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    • Grinder (biohacking)

    • Grinders are people who apply the hacker ethic to improve their own bodies with do-it-yourself cybernetic devices. Many grinders identify with the biopunk movement, open-source transhumanism, and techno-progressivism. The Grinder movement is strongly associated with the body modification movement and practices actual i ... Read »


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    • Inclusive fitness in humans

    • Inclusive fitness in humans is the application of inclusive fitness theory to human social behaviour, relationships and cooperation. Inclusive fitness theory (and the related kin selection theory) are general theories in evolutionary biology that propose a method to understand the evolution of social behaviours in orga ... Read »


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    • Insects in culture

    • The roles of insects in culture span different aspects of human life, whether analysed academically or more generally. Academically, the interaction of insects and society has been treated in part as cultural entomology, dealing mostly with "advanced" societies, and in part as ethnoentomology, dealing mostly with "pri ... Read »


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    • Living things in culture

    • Living things including animals, plants, fungi and microbes play many roles in culture. Plants provide the greater part of the food for people and their domestic animals: much of human culture and civilisation came into being through agriculture. While a large number of plants have been used for food, a small number o ... Read »


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    • Mammals in culture

    • Mammals have played a crucial role in creating and sustaining human culture. Domestication of mammals was instrumental in the Neolithic development of agriculture and of civilisation, causing farming to replace hunting and gathering around the world, and cities to replace scattered communities. Economically, mammals p ... Read »


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    • Microbes and man

    • Microbes (microorganisms) play many roles in the practical aspects of human culture, and sometimes appear in literature, music, film, and art. On the practical side, microbes have been used in activities from biological warfare to fermentation in food processing. Microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses are importa ... Read »


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    • Molluscs in culture

    • Molluscs play a variety of roles in culture, including as food, as shell money, as dyestuffs, as musical instruments, for personal adornment with seashells, pearls, or mother-of-pearl, as items to be collected, as fictionalised sea monsters, and as raw materials for craft items such as Sailor's Valentines. Seashel ... Read »


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    • Pacific Biological Laboratories

    • Pacific Biological Laboratories

      94001498 Pacific Biological Laboratories, abbreviated PBL, was a biological supply house that sold preserved animals and prepared specimen microscope slides, many of which were of maritime aquatic species, to schools, museums, and research institutions. It was located in a building on what is now Monterey's Cannery Ro ... Read »


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    • Pitar dione

    • Pitar dione

      Pitar (Hysteroconcha) dione, or the elegant Venus clam, formerly known as Venus dione, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Veneridae, the Venus clams. The shell is whitish pink, with a row of long curved spines on each valve. The species was named in Systema Naturae in 1758 by the Swedish naturalist Linnaeus ... Read »


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    • Plant epithet

    • A plant epithet is a name used to label a person or group, by association with some perceived quality of a plant. Vegetable epithets may be pejorative, such as turnip readily giving offence, or positive, such as the rose or other flowers implying beauty. Flower names such as Hazel, Holly, Jasmine and Rose are commonly ... Read »


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    • Plants in culture

    • Plants serve many functions in culture. The reliable provision of food through agriculture is the basis of civilization. The study of plant uses by native peoples is ethnobotany, while economic botany focuses on modern cultivated plants. Plants are used in medicine, providing many drugs from the earliest times to the p ... Read »


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    • Reptiles in culture

    • Reptiles have featured in culture for centuries, from scaled and winged mythical dragons, versions of real reptiles such as deceptive snakes and dangerous crocodiles, to dinosaurs, discovered in the nineteenth century and by 1854 represented to the public as the large-scale sculptures of the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs. P ... Read »


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    • Salamanders in folklore and legend

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      The salamander is an amphibian of the order Urodela which, as with many real creatures, often has been ascribed fantastic and sometimes occult qualities by pre-modern authors (as in the allegorical descriptions of animals in medieval bestiaries) not possessed by the real organism. The legendary salamander is often depi ... Read »


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    • Social Bonding and Nurture Kinship

    • Social Bonding and Nurture Kinship: compatibility between cultural and biological approaches

      Social Bonding and Nurture Kinship: compatibility between cultural and biological approaches is a book on human kinship and social behavior by Maximilian Holland, published in 2012. The work synthesizes the perspectives of evolutionary biology, psychology and sociocultural anthropology towards understanding human socia ... Read »


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