Articles (Agriculture)

Growing Furniture
(Science Everywhere)

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, have proposed growing furniture in vitro. They succeeded in cultivating plant tissues extracted from the fast growing zinnia plant.


A Brief History of the Banana
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Most of us cannot imagine the world without the banana; it is one of the globe’s most favorite fruits. In 2019 alone, over 115 million tonnes of bananas were produced.

The Working Duck: Integrated Rice-Duck Agriculture
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Some farmers are shying away from their overreliance on chemicals in farming and instead turning to old farming methods; one being integrated rice-duck farming.


Better Genes for More Crops
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Gene editing in plants aims to increase their nutritional value and fruit size, as well as enhance their ability to resist diseases and pests, and prolonging their shelf life.


Hydroponics: Soil-less Agriculture
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Farmers use hydroponics to grow plants that need hard-to-maintain soil conditions. This technique depends on growing plants in nutrient solutions with or without the use of an artificial medium to provide mechanical support.


Greenhouses of Hope
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Greenhouses are by no means a new invention, as they have been used by farmers since the 17th century; but, how have greenhouses developed over the years? What are their advantages and disadvantages?


Biodiversity and the Pharmaceutical Industry
(Health and the Human Body)

Observing nature and scouring it in search for remedies and healing is by no means a new trend; humans have done so for tens of millennia.


Dragon Blood Tree
(Life Sciences)

The dragon blood tree is a rare plant that grows in rocky grounds and on high locations; it stand outis becuase it bleeds when it is truncated.

Food Waste and World Hunger
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Have you ever thought that the food waste you dispose of after each meal could be someone’s most precious wish in a different side of the world? 

The Martian's Food
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

In The Martian, an astronaut whose colleagues think is dead, is abandoned on Mars, where he has to survive on very limited resources.


The Dawn of Time: A Tale of Egyptian Astronomy
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

The Egyptians, they said, were the first to discover the solar year. They obtained this knowledge from the stars.


I have A Dream
(Environment and Climate Change)

Urban trees are much more than elements of landscape beautification; they can save lives and can literally save our planet.

Save the Planet: Plant a Tree
(Environment and Climate Change)

What is more beautiful and peaceful than sunny mornings in the countryside?

The Crooked Forest
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

A place named the Crooked Forest would sound as a perfect setting for a fairytale; however, it is in fact a non-fictional place in western Poland.


Agritourism
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

Anytime a farming operation opens its doors to the public and invites visitors to come and enjoy their products and services that is agritourism.

A Tale of Two Trees
(Environment and Climate Change)

If we lose forests, we lose the fight against climate change!


Extraterrestrial Farming
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

With ongoing man-made and natural calamities hitting Earth, scientists are working on several projects that aim to find other planets suitable for life. 

Blue Gold
(Chemistry: Our Life, Our Future)

Can you imagine your life without water? Of course not, life without water is impossible; we need water to survive.


Moving Plants
(Life Sciences)

When you read the title “Moving Plants”, you may ask yourself “Do plants move?” Guess what? They do.


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