By: Michael Totten
A discriminate egg-laying bird only lays its eggs in specific locations, usually a nest or protected area. An indiscriminate egg-laying bird lays its eggs wherever it happens to be, without preference for any given location. Very few birds are completely indiscriminate in their egg-laying. Most...
By: Erae Nelsen
A profile of the tree Acer Pseudoplatanus would not be complete without an explanation of the inconsistencies of its name.The Eurasian Sycamore, or Acer Pseudoplatanus, is a deciduous tree indigenous to Southwest Asia and Europe. It is not truly a Sycamore, but rather a...
By: Ian Yates
The Elephant bird, Latin name Aepyornis Maximus, was the largest bird ever to have lived upon the Earth. As a species it had existed for over 60 million years and was found only on the island of Madagascar. It only became extinct in the 1700s...
By: JJ Jacobs
‘Vinca’ or ‘Periwinkle’ as the plant genus is commonly known, is a genus consisting of six species in the plant family ‘Apocynaceae.’ This seemingly humble plant can grow at a colossal pace, and is the favourite groundcover of many a gardener...
Tree profile: Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)
By: Yaliza Rogers
The sycamore maple is a a type of maple from Central Europe to southwestern Asia. This tree is not related to other trees called sycamore. The sycamore maple is a rather large tree that reaches 20-35m at maturity, with a broad domed crown. As the...
Revolutionary brain implant makes monkey smarter
By: Terrence Aym
Ready for a super brain boost? A remarkable new chip may make it possible.Brain implants—also known as neural implants—have come a long way since early research into the science began nearly 60 years ago.Using an advanced neural chip, scientists at Wake...
Tree profile: Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)
By: Alex Storey
Acer pseudoplatanus is a broadleaf tree that is large and deciduous reaching 35 metres and can often have the most beautiful domed crown! Sycamore maples - Acers - have smooth, grey bark that gets gradually rougher and much coarser; it breaks up into scales before...
By: Alex Storey
Evergreen and ornamental, the Quercus suber is stripped for its thick, corky bark every 10-12 years. Medium-sized for an oak tree, this species is the primary source of wine bottle stoppers and cork-flooring making use of its spongy, breathable quality. Harvesting the cork in Spring...
By: Kimberly Napier
The sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus, is also known as the sycamore maple, Celtic maple, false plane-tree, great maple, Scottish maple and mock-plane. It is native to central Europe and southwest Asia. This tree has been cultivated, for centuries, in Europe. The sycamore is a deciduous tree...
Extinct birds: Elephant-bird
By: Elizabeth Weiner
Name: Elephant Bird Scientific Name: Aepyomithiadao Common Names: Aepyornis, Vavompatra, Varon patra Historical Period: Pleistocene Average Height: 10 ft Average Weight: 1,000 lbs Diet: Herbivore Eggs: Average circumference of 3 ft, average length of 13 inches long. It is estimated that one could create...

 

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