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.
Computers can make calculations faster than the human brain. But thinking and calculating are two different things. Can computers be programmed to think for themselves better and faster than we can?
Scientists use agricultural biotechnology to create crops that resist pests and fight off disease. But some people are squeamish about eating these genetically modified crops. Are their fears justified?