Articles (Botany)

Dragon Blood Tree
(The Big Questions)

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.

The Martian's Food
(Food and Agriculture)

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

I have A Dream
(Back to Nature)

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

The Sun: the Source of Life
(Safe Summer)

In summer, we always complain of the Sun’s heat, sometimes wishing it would just disappear! Can we live or even imagine life without a Sun?

Biodiversity: A Long Evolutionary Road!
(Back to Nature)

Earth today, with all the biological richness we feel around us, is the result of 4 billion years of evolution. 

Oregon’s Giant: The Largest Organism on Earth
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

What is larger than a whale and bigger than an elephant? A mushroom! Armillaria ostoyae is considered the largest and oldest organism on Earth.

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.

Botanic Talks
(Behavioral Sciences)

Plantae is a seemingly silent kingdom; yet, it has milliards of secrets to tell.

Insect Eating Plants
(Behavioral Sciences)

Why and how do plants consume insects?


Moving Plants
(Behavioral Sciences)

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

Eat Your Colors
(The Colors of Life)

Healthy eating is not only about how many servings of fruits and vegetables you eat, but also about how many colors you consume!

Nature's Palette: Living Colors (Plantae)
(The Colors of Life)

The plant and animal kingdoms abound with bright colors, from the lush green of photosynthesizing plants to the striking colors of fluttering butterflies.

​Biodiversity at Stake: A Historical Account
(Life Sciences)

What makes Earth unique among its peer planets is that it supports life. For ages, the planet has embraced diverse forms of life that flourished across its oceans and lands and has been home to innumerable species. 

Save the Trees…Save the Planet
(Bare Necessities)

Trees do not just offer wonderful scenery, but they offer life also; when they breathe, we breathe.

The Amazon Gets Less and Less Green
(Environment and Us)

In a world threatened by its own carbon footprint, the forests of the Amazon are its largest absorber of carbon dioxide. Satellites have shown beyond doubt that deforestation in the Brazil’s Amazon jungle has reached a dramatic level.

Palm Oil: A Curse or A Blessing?
(Environment and Us)

Many countries economies’ depend on agriculture and the yield that comes from their soil. When a certain crop is produced on a large scale and sold for profit, it is known as a crash crop.

Inventions that changed the Course of History: Anesthesia
(Human Civilization)

Anesthesia is the temporary loss of sensation induced by drugs that interfere with how nerves communicate. 

Homemade Perfumes
(Come to Your Senses)

Making homemade perfume is a simple process that only requires a few ingredients. 

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