Articles (Botany)

Plants Get Sick Too: How to Prevent Plant Diseases?
(Earth Sciences)

Learn the basic elements and factors that, if missing or available, the plant does not get affected and stays healthy and in a good condition.


Earth’s Health from Plants’ Health
(Earth Sciences)

Plants are not only necessary for the human environment, they are also the base of a sustainable life for all living organisms.


Climate Smart Agriculture
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Food security is a serious issue facing a growing population at a time of climate change, which is unpredictable and not fully understood.


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.

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.


When Death is Essential
(Life Sciences)

There are a lot of death forms inside our bodies as we live. This death, on the cellular level, is essential for life!


Dragon Blood Tree
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant Life)

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
(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.


I have A Dream
(Comics)

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
(Energy and Water)

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!
(Life Sciences)

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
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant Life)

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



Moving Plants
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant Life)

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


Eat Your Colors
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

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)
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant 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
(Environment and Climate Change)

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

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