Study links genetically modified corn to cancer
By: Terrence Aym
A new study linking genetically-modified (GM) corn to sickness and death has created shock waves around the globe. The study revealed rats fed biologically altered maize succumbed to cancerous tumors.Upon learning of the study the French government took immediate action and asked a health...
Tree profile: Cork Oak (Quercus suber)
By: Amelia Emery
The cork oak is a magnificent tree to behold. Known botanically as Quercus suber, the cork oak is native to the Mediterranean regions of Europe and North Africa where it has been grown and cultivated for centuries. In comparison to other species of oak, the...
Birds that have made a comeback after being nearly extinct
By: Safa
Over the past five millennia, some 500 bird species have faced the danger of extinction, many of which have already gone extinct. The rate of extinction is expected to increase during the 21st century. Human influences, including but not limited to habitat destruction and selective...
By: Maryam Idris
The sky is like a scene from a painting - the blue is splattered with blotches of white, and the sun's rays pour like liquid gold onto the ground. A loud chirping sound announces the arrival of a small, black-and-white speckled bird, with a spray...
By: Jacob Woods
From medicinal properties to writing emblems to the perils of capitalism, the sassafras has a long interaction with humans who both admire it and have used it for health. Today, it acts as a lovely tree that lends itself to passionate tree huggers who reminisce...
By: Sara Lugardo
It is disheartening to know that there have actually been entire species that have become extinct because of the actions of humans, whether on them directly or on their necessary environment. Conservationists are striving harder than ever to prevent any more birds to go the...
By: Kimberly Napier
Dicentra Formosa, also known as western or Pacific bleeding heart, is a herbaceous perennial. It has fragile, fern-like foliage which grows from the bleeding heart’s base. It is native from the woodlands of California to British Columbia and it grows best in the United...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Ants consume the white parts of the seeds of bleeding heart plants and disperse them to areas where the plants grow. Without the ants, the seeds would not germinate. Ants are crucial to the life of the bleeding heat plants. The elaiosme provides food for...
By: OLskool
Watercress (Nasturtium officinale (formerly Rorippa, though evidence now show that they are more closely related to nasturtiums." This family is also identified by the term Cruciferae, meaning "cross-bearing," because the four petals of their flowers often resemble a cross. The other is the...
How insects survive the winter
By: Sylvia Harrison
Have you ever wondered where all those pesky little, 6 legged insects go when cold winter weather comes? It can’t be far, because they are rapidly back when spring arrives! Nature provides some really fantastic ways for these insects to survive. While some head...

 

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