Spooky Plants to Honor Your Garden With on Halloween

Nigella boll halloween flower

Halloween is close, it is that time when we wait for to wear spooky costumes and pull spooky tricks. But did you know that there are flowers that can make the celebration of Halloween even more spooky and creative? These flowers with their peculiar appearance can scare anyone off even though these are just innocent … Read more Spooky Plants to Honor Your Garden With on Halloween

Sunburn is basically skin cells choosing to die or they’ll become cancerous

When you get sunburned, it's because your skin cells self-destruct so that they don't become cancerous.

After getting exposed to direct sunlight for long, you may get a sunburn, During which your skin turns red and may even hurt. Exposure to sunlight can damage DNA in skin cells. To prevent DNA from mutating the cells, they release a protein that signals your white blood cells to come and kill them. However, … Read more Sunburn is basically skin cells choosing to die or they’ll become cancerous

Paper cups can’t be recycled but they’re still better than plastic cups

recycling paper cups

Paper cups can’t be recycled. In fact, 99.7% of them aren’t recycled. Paper cups can’t be recycled because they need special facilities to separate the coating over them (hydrophobic coating). But that doesn’t mean they are completely useless. They are still better than plastic cups. Paper cups need much lesser resources over plastic cups to … Read more Paper cups can’t be recycled but they’re still better than plastic cups

Phytoplankton produce majority of Earth Oxygen

earth's oxygen comes from phytoplankton

Fun Plant Fact Most people believe that the earth’s oxygen comes from rainforests. However, that’s far from truth. Phytoplanktons are responsible for producing the majority of Earth’s oxygen. These tiny ocean plants called phytoplankton contribute 50-80% of the oxygen on earth In fact, the net oxygen produced by the Amazon rainforest is almost zero. Plants … Read more Phytoplankton produce majority of Earth Oxygen

Grow Bottlebrush from cutting – How to DIY

Growing bottlebrush from cutting

Bottlebrush or Callistemon plant holds its origin in Australia and Tasmania. It grows 3 to 4 meters tall and has gorgeous flowers. You can grow bottlebrush from cuttings – you will need some rooting powder, full sun, and regular hydration. Bottlebrush is a perfect little tree for growing in your home garden due to the … Read more Grow Bottlebrush from cutting – How to DIY

Do viruses play a role in the ecosystem?

do viruses play a role in the ecosystem

Viruses can interfere in the survival of many living beings, so they definitely do play a role in the ecosystem. It took us rather long to identify that viruses are more than just agents that cause diseases in humans. Viruses are tiny packages containing genetic information. Whether to call them living beings or not is … Read more Do viruses play a role in the ecosystem?

Does the earth’s magnetic field change over time?

The reversal of the earth’s magnetic field happens every 100,000 years or so. The frequency is not constant. It is important because several processes we see everyday are linked to it. However, geomagnetic reversal is least likely to cause us any harm. Let’s discuss how often does the earth’s magnetic field change over time. Why … Read more Does the earth’s magnetic field change over time?