Biometry, or Biometrics, the application of statistics to the study of living things. Biometry is especially useful in studying growth or biological similarities and differences. It is a vital part of insurance, public health, forestry, and many other fields.
The corpse flower looks like a giant phallus and smells like a rotting animal, the perfect addition to any garden. So how can gardeners get their gloved hands on one of these unique specimens? Or can they?
Extinction can come in the form of an asteroid strike, a volcano eruption or even a nearby supernova. But sometimes devastation follows a chain of tiny, almost imperceptible changes. Who (or what) is behind what some scientists call the sixth mass extinction?