DNA: Deoxyribonucleic Acid Discovered by a Canadian

In 1944, at the Rockefeller Institute, New York City, NY, USA, a Canadian born Bacteriologist by the name of Oswald Theodore Avery discovered evidence that DNA was in fact genetic material. Continue reading

Forestry Treatise

John Evelyn a member of the Royal Society produced the study for the commissioners of the British Navy entitled importance was Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest trees, and the Propagation of Timber in 1664. Continue reading

British Scientific Paper Used the Term Dinosaur

Proceedings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, a scientific paper first used the scientific term dinosaur in 1841 Continue reading

Venter Completes DNA Sequencing

Craig Venter at the Institute for Genomic Research in Gaithersburg, MD, USA created a complete DNA sequencing of a free-living organism in May 1997. Continue reading

Invention of DNA Chain Polymerization

American researcher Kary B. Mullis, a staff chemist for the Cetus Corporation in Emeryville, CA, USA invented DNA chain polymerization in 1983. Continue reading

Japan Clones Cows

Researcher Yukio Tsunoda of Kinki University in Nara, Japan cloned cow cells on December 8, 1998. Continue reading

First International Botanical Congress Held

International Botanical Congress took place in 1867 in Paris, France was organized by Swiss botanist, Alphonse-Louis-Pierre-Pyrame de Candolle. Continue reading

Jane Goodall Begins Studying Chimpanzees

Jane van Lawick Goodall began conducting Scientific observations of primate behaviour at the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, Africa in 1960. Continue reading

Hydra Display Regenerative Powers

Swiss naturalist Abraham Trembley proved organism regeneration by observing freshwater hydra, Chlorohydra viridissima, in the 18th century. Continue reading

Nathan Smith Published Dinosaur Fossil Remains

Nathan Smith described primitive prosauropod Anchisaurus fossils unearthed by a Connecticut farmer, Solomon Ellsworth, Jr .in 1818, Continue reading