By: Judy Evans
The genus Melaleuca is often known as the ‘paper-bark’ and has over 200 recognised species. Melaleuca belongs to the myrtle family Myrtaceae. Melaleucas may be trees or shrubs depending on the species. Heights range from 2 to 30 metres tall. Some form sprawling shrubs...
By: Judy Evans
The term ‘flooded gum’ can refer to several species of eucalyptus. Probably the most common reference is to Eucalyptus grandis, also known as the Rose Gum. It is a large, fast-growing hardwood which prefers deep, well-drained soils. The name ‘rose gum’ comes from...
Transpiration in plants explained
By: Frances Stanford
Transpiration is the process by which plants use water. The water evaporates through the pores in the leaves during the process of photosynthesis when the pores are open to take in oxygen and carbon dioxide. However, coming in contact with the air causes the leaves...
By: Sylvia Harrison
Why camels have humps A camel lives in a zoo. Well, the ones most of us see do! But do you know where camels are usually found in nature and what is inside those humps on their backs. There are two types of camels. The...
A look at the different kinds of beetles
By: Frances Stanford
There are hundreds of different kinds of beetles in the world, some of which are larger and more well-known than others. This article will provide you with a brief look at some of the more common beetles: - Tiger Beetles - Ground Beetles - Predatory...
By: Tarek Musslimani
The kidney has several apparent physiological roles that are related to maintaining homeostasis of the body. It is composed of filtering units that are called nephrons. Nephrons in turn are composed of glomeruli and tubules. The filtration of blood occurs in the glomerulus while reabsorption...
By: Magda DH
Twins are two children produced in the same pregnancy and born in the same birth process. Fraternal (dizygotic) twins are born when two different eggs are fertilized by two different sperm. Identical (monozygotic) twins are born when a single egg is fertilized to form one...
The life cycle of the beetle
By: Frances Stanford
A young beetle is very different in appearance from the adults of the species because of the various stages it goes through in its life cycle. Beetles belong to the class of insects known as the Endopterygota, which means that the wings grow and develop...
Why homeopathic remedies are unscientific: The chemistry behind infinite dilutions and molecular memory
By: Magda DH
In the simplest sense, homoeopathic remedies are unscientific because there is no evidence from well designed, controlled clinical trials that homoeopathic remedies perform better than placebo. They cannot thus be regarded as evidence-based treatments. Moreover, homoeopathic remedies are unscientific because the supposedly chemical and physiological...
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
The human digestive system is an enormously complicated series of organs and tissues. The GI tract runs from your mouth, where food goes in, to your rectum, where the processed food comes out. Everything in between, including your esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine...

 

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