Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Science | Life Science | Biological Fields

Biological fields are the different areas of study related to biology, such as botany, genetics and conservation. The various biological fields differ greatly in size, scope and methodology but all relate to the study of life.


How Leprosy Works

 How Leprosy Works

Leprosy is a disease very misrepresented in media. Find out about leprosy from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Donating Your Body to Science Works

 How Donating Your Body to Science Works

Donating your body to science can better the lives of all of those who come after you. Learn about donating your body to science at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why do people sing in the shower?

 Why do people sing in the shower?

Whether it's a pop power ballad or Puccini, singing in the shower is a common behavior. Why do we do it, and is there a benefit? See more »

10 Bizarre Treatments Doctors Used to Think Were Legit

 10 Bizarre Treatments Doctors Used to Think Were Legit

As medicine advances, practices of previous generations are revealed to be dubious and even dangerous. Find out about 10 once-acceptable treatments. See more »

How Cave Biology Works

 How Cave Biology Works

Cave biology is the study of the animal specimens that live and evolve in caves. Learn about cave biology and cave animals in this article. See more »