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.
Stem cells hold the promise of helping us treat a host of diseases and conditions, from spinal cord injuries to Parkinson's. And yet the use of these special cells is quite controversial -- because of where they come from.
The authors of chain e-mails often tell you to smile more -- with the added claim that it takes more muscles to frown. Ever questioned this piece of wisdom? We've got an answer for you.