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.
Cucumber, a trailing vine of the gourd family. Its green fruit -- usually long and warty with crisp, white flesh -- is sliced and eaten raw in salads, or pickled with dill or other spices and eaten as a relish.
As the human population soars, our ability to feed all those hungry mouths can't keep pace. How did an English economist by the name of Thomas Malthus wind up thinking about this very issue in the 19th century, and what's his connection to Darwin?