By: Richard Chipchase
Michigan is one of the most aptly named states of America. Its name comes from the Ojibwe word mishigamaa which means “large water” or “large lake”, and given the state's location in the midst of the Great Lakes, you can see why it...
By: Carolyn Tytler
Jiminy Cricket! If you thought the puppet's friend in the fairy tale "Pinocchio" was really a grasshopper, you were mistaken. It really was a cricket, and the two are different insects. This article will take a look at the grasshopper. The grasshopper belongs to the...
Study shows eating earth may be healthy
By: Terrence Aym
Want to improve your health? Maybe you should eat dirt…or earth to be exact. A new scientific study reveals that eating earth may improve digestion and bring other health benefits as well.Researchers at Cornell University set about culling documents, logs and reports from...
Parts of a grasshopper
By: Jennifer Boyd
A lot of people will mistake a grasshopper with a cricket. They are related but are indeed two different species of insect. The grasshopper prefers to eat leaves, grasses and cereal grains. For reasons unknown, some grasshoppers will only eat one type of plant while...
Molecular explanation of evaporation
By: michael88
Solid, liquid and gas are called Phase, and they characterize an arrangement of atoms/molecules. Besides arrangement, all phases of a substance are made of the exact same atoms/molecules. Phase and their change depends on the weak attractive force between atoms/molecules and the distance between them...
The structure and function of neurons
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Neurons are nerve cells, making up the functional core of the peripheral and central nervous systems. The function of neurons is to carry electrical signals, where they carry them to and from depends on the location of the neuron in the nervous system. Basic neuron...
By: Amelia Emery
The genus Pinus refers to the group of evergreen conifers commonly known as pines or pine trees. Of the family Pinaceae, Pinus is one of the largest genera and has over 100 species found world wide. Members of this genus can be found mainly inhabiting...
By: Blaise Pascal
Plant terminology can be quite confusing, especially with words like gymnosperms and pteridophytes. The names don’t really convey any information about what they both refer to, at least for most people. What these two groups are, and the differences between them, will be explained...
By: Chele Norrie
Aquaponics and hydroponics technologies have advanced within the last three decades. Despite the fact that the farming methods have much in common and benefit each other, there are distinct differences between the two. Hydroponics is the process of growing plants in sand, gravel or liquid...
By: M. L. Kiser
Wildflowers always provide a beautiful, colorful display, no matter where you see them. Piper’s Harebell (Campanula piperi), also called Piper’s Bellflower or Scottish Bluebell, is found in both alpine and subalpine habitats of the northern hemisphere. Also native to wooded areas, meadows, streams...

 

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