100 Greatest Discoveries

What are the most important scientific discoveries of all time? The answer might include Copernicus's idea that the sun is at the center of the solar system, Newton's laws of motion, Mendeleev's periodic table of elements, Einstein's theory of relativity and Darwin's theory of evolution. There are numerous great scientific discoveries that have significantly influenced the way we think and live throughout history. 100 Greatest Discoveries recounts the 100 most important scientific discoveries of all time and explains them with historical re-creations, archival footage and interviews with scientists.

100 Greatest Discoveries - Biology

This episode recounts thirteen important discoveries in biology, including Anton Van Leeuwenhoek's discovery of microorganisms, Robert Brown's identification of cell nuclei, and the discovery of Mitochondria. Here are the thirteen important discoveries:

1. Microorganisms (1674)
2. The Cell Nucleus (1831)
3. Archaea (1977)
4. Cell Division (1879)
5. Sex Cells (1884)
6. Cell Differentiation (late 19th century)
7. Mitochondria (late 19th century to the present)
8. The Krebs Cycle (1937)
9. Neurotransmission (late 19th to early 20th century)
10. Hormones (1903)
11. Photosynthesis (1770s)
12. Ecosystem (1935)
13. Tropical Biodiversity (15th century to the present)

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1. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Astronomy
2. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Biology
3. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Chemistry
4. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Earth Science
5. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Evolution
6. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Genetics
7. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Medicine
8. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Physics