By: Rachelle de Bretagne
Ethnobotany is perhaps more interesting than botany itself in that it not only looks at plants, but the way that each geographical zone of the world uses those plants, though uses vary from country to country. Housing Here in Europe, ethnobotany comes into play in...
By: Wayne Ramsey
Ethnobotany is one of the primary studies within sociology that is directly related to botany itself. While sociology is the study of people, their environment, and their culture, ethnobotany is a study of these people and how they use the plants that are indigenous to...
By: Linda Ann Nickerson
MOSQUITOES FROM A TO ZWhat are mosquitoes good for?ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Of course, the 3,000-plus species of mosquitoes possess a place in the ecocycle, but it is difficult to imagine the benefits of these winged wonders. Of course, without them, what would bats, birds...
By: Algy Moncrieff
Once upon a time, members of the British army wore bright red tunics, with two white sashes across them. And people wondered why they all got shot. Nowadays camouflage has evolved to the point that a team of Gurkhas can lie hidden as an enemy...
By: Alison Moss
It is a very popular but incorrect thought that a cow has 4 stomachs. To be precise a cow does not actually have four stomachs but in fact has one stomach but that has four stomach chambers. Each chamber has a different but an important...
By: Amber Hilton
The evolution of the whale has long been shrouded in mystery. Fossil remains have demonstrated features that suggest that the large mammals that we know as sea-dwellers actually once lived on land. This idea is not so far-fetched considering that whales possess large, developed brains...
By: Wayne Ramsey
Photosynthesis isn't just a big word that everyone learned about in grade school, it is a truly important process that is necessary for the survival of life on Earth. Without the chemical reactions that take place in plants it would be impossible for our planet...
By: S.D. Bills
This week I was forwarded a clip from a TLC show.A woman came home from a trip to Costa Rica with a bump on her scalp. It was progressively getting bigger and by time she went in to a doctor, the bump was becoming...
By: Rachelle de Bretagne
THE SNOW LEOPARD AND IT'S TAILThere are many stories and myths about the snow leopard and how it survives in the cold and isolated conditions in it's Central Asian mountain habitat. The snow leopard is an endangered species though the use of it's tail has...
By: Sharon Ward
Leatherback sea turtles, one of the world's endangered marine species, have come to nest on many of the world's isolated beaches for thousands of years. Theirs is a nesting process that can primarily be seen well after dark, and can last up to an hour...

 

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