By: Mandy Donoghue
If you're interested in becoming a botanist, you most likely have a fascination with plants. Without plants, most life on Earth would ultimately cease to exist. Plants affect the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we consume, the medicine we take, and...
By: Jason Hernandez
The term "cedar" is an example of why science uses Linnaean nomenclature instead of common names. There are trees in at least three families commonly called "cedar."Cedar, in the original sense of the word, referred to needle-leaved trees of what science now called the...
Douglas fir trees: Indentification and uses
By: Rex Trulove
The Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is one of the most common and well-known trees in North America. It is an easily recognizable coniferous tree of the pine family that grows from near sea level to very high altitude, occasionally over 10,000 feet elevation. (Photo...
By: Amber Benge
So you want to become a botanist? Well, you have chosen a fantastic career path with endless possibilities! Botanists can specialize in a wide variety of areas according to their interest and talents. Are you obsessed with flowers and gardening? Then consider studying plant genetics...
By: Amber Benge
Science projects are not just fun for young elementary students, but they foster learning in high schoolers as well. Botany classes can venture beyond trips to the local greenhouse to learn more about plants through some hands-on experiments. Here are five great experiments for high...
The theory of evolution explained
By: Anne StClair
The theory of evolution is generally referred to as 'Darwin's theory of evolution' because he was the first to offer an explanation of it in his book 'The Origin of Species' (1859). Others, such as the Greek philosopher Anaximander, had speculated centuries before that species...
By: Giles Bovis
If you enjoy the excitement of discovery, have good observational skills, and enjoy the outdoors, then botany might be the field for you. Botanists or plant biologists study plant life in all their varying forms; both in the natural environment and under laboratory conditions. With...
By: Lime Green Sphere
Hair lichens are mysterious, slow-growing life forms that only grow in areas with clean, pristine air and plenty of moisture. During a visit to a national park, one can sometimes see these lichens drooping off of trees in old growth forests. In the past, Native...
By: Brice Oh
When we think of evolution of man, we think of Charles Darwin. His theory of evolution says that man evolved from the apelike ancestor. "Modern man" evolved around 40,000 years ago. Ever since man has 'come' into planet Earth, life on Earth has changed...
By: Lime Green Sphere
There are about 20 species of Saskatoon berries native to North America. Cultivated varieties are typically hybrids between two or more of the wild species. In the past, Native peoples of North America used Saskatoon berry plant parts both for nourishment and medicinal purposes. This...

 

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