How simple nerve cells regulate the swimming depth of marine plankton
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Cilia, simple nerve cells in marine plankton, regulate swimming depth by their movements in much the same way that muscles in bigger animals do. When the cilia move fast, the marine plankton ascend. When the cilia stop moving, they descend. These plankton are annelid plankton...
By: J. Lang Wood
The mountain ash is an ornamental tree that actually belongs to the same family as rose bushes. Some mountain ash trees have a shrub-like form, while others can reach up to 50 feet tall. Mountain ash is known as rowan in Europe. The mountain ash...
Tree profile: Turkish Hazel
By: Alex Storey
Scientifically known as Corylus Colurna, the Turkish Hazel has been widely cultivated as an ornamental tree in Europe and America. The Turkish Hazel is native to the more southern parts of Europe and it is the largest species from the Hazel family reaching up to...
Tree profile: Common Lime
By: Alex Storey
Tilia is a genus of about 30 species of lime tree native throughout most of the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Lime is a large deciduous species of horticulture towering up to 40 metres in height and there are no citrus fruits growing on...
By: Alex Storey
Platanus is a genus comprising a small number of tree species native to the Northern Hemisphere, commonly called Planes! Members of the Platanus species are tall trees, reaching 30 to 50 meters in height. Tall and thin they tolerate severe weather conditions well meaning the...
By: Kimberly Napier
Tilia, also known as the common lime in Great Britain, or linden or basswood in North America, is found in Europe, Asia, and the eastern part of North America. Common lime trees are deciduous trees that grow up to 120 to 130 feet tall. Their...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The Turkish Hazel is large tree with a medium growth rate, which can grow up to 15 meters with a wide conical appearance. It is native to Southern Europe, Southeastern Europe, Balkans, Mediterranean countries, Caucasus and Turkey. The Turkish hazel also known as ‘Corylus...
By: Annabelle Monito
The strawberry tree, Arbutus unedo, is an evergreen that can be found in most of Southern United States and naturally in Ireland, some parts of the Mediterrean, and China. Originally, it was exported from China but now can be grown in the US. It is...
Knowing Evolution can Save Life on Earth
By: Christyl Rivers
The environment shapes evolution. Now human beings are shaping the environment. This is, on earth, a new and shocking event. It took the universe, as we know it, about eleven billion years to create the human brain. With warp speed, (geologically speaking) home sapiens has...
Tree profile: Strawberry Tree
By: Alex Storey
Arbutus Unedo is an evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean regions of Portugal and France, though it now has a presence in Ireland; ever since 1835, the red-flowered variant was discovered growing wild there! Strawberry Trees were described by Carl Linnaeus in his Species Plantarum...

 

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