Lovely as you may be, you could be considered an organization of not especially talented cells.Like any organization, your success depends on communication between your individual members.
After eating food, our bodies naturally secrete a hormone called insulin into the blood, which enables us to turn the sugar (glucose) from food into energy. Diabetes mellitus is a long-term metabolic disorder caused by an inability to produce this hormone. This leads to excessive glucose remaining in the blood,….
The biology of the eye is extremely complex, especially when you consider that the human eye only has the rough diameter of 2.54cm and weighs approximately 7.5 grams. It is made up of around 15 distinct parts, which all have different roles to play in receiving light into the eye and…….
Off the very southwest tip of Land’s End, in Cornwall, England, there lies nothing but water and a few small islands called the Scilly Isles. Legend says that under the fierce Atlantic ocean waves rests the remains of a beautiful old kingdom called Lyonesse. It is a kingdom steeped in the legends of King Arthur [...]
When the Conquistadors were ravaging and looting the ancient cultures of the Aztecs and Incas, native tribesmen told them about an amazing rumor. They said that there was a race, deep in the jungle, whose king was covered with gold dust and who swam in a golden lake. It was the story of ‘El Dorado’, [...]
THE Barberry, a native of Europe and Asia, has been thoroughly naturalized in the eastern and middle states, especially in New England. This shrub grows six or eight feet high, with slender arched or drooping gray branches. The alternate or fascicled leaves are an inch to an inch and a half long, rounded at the [...]
THE Papaw tree has the appearance of being an escape from the tropics which it really is, for all the other members of the Custard Apple family are tropical. Like many of the smaller trees near the equator, it grows in the shade, but usually where the woods are American Papaw (Asimina triloba) somewhat open. [...]
RED MULBERRY Morus rubra THIS tree sometimes grows to a diameter of three or four feet and a height of fifty to sixty feet, with a spreading, branching top. The bark is dark grayish brown or reddish brown, splitting into irregular plates. The alternate leaves are variable like those of the Sassafras. Some are broadly [...]
THE Spanish Bayonet is a semi desert plant growing on tablelands and rocky ridges from Colorado to western Nevada, south into Mexico, extending east to Texas and west to California. It is low or almost stem less, leafy to the base. The leaves are stiff and sharp pointed, one to three feet long. From the [...]
Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) is a bushy, perennial herb native to Europe and belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is also cultivated in North America and West Asia. It can grow wild and is also cultivated for its roots, flowers and leaves. The herb attains a height of three to five feet and has beautiful [...]
Chervil (Anthriscus cerejo/ium), a biennial herb, is indigenous to southern Russia, Caucasus and the Middle East and stems from the Apiaceae family. The normal height of this annual plant is 12·18 inches; in some cases it may grow up to 24·30 inches. The light green colored leaves contain an elusive aroma and peppery flavor. The [...]
Kale is one of those foods that is nutritionally good for you to eat, but is more often found as a garnish on a platter of lesser-quality foods. As a matter of fact, Pizza Hut is thought to be the largest consumer of kale in the United States, specifically using it to garnish their salad [...]
Residential PV systems supply electricity directly to a home through solar panels mounted on the roof or elsewhere. These are essentially the same systems that pioneering homeowners installed back in the 1970s. In those days, however, panels were less efficient and much more expensive than the average of $9 per watt today (and people in [...]
You are ready to own a cat or kitten, but now you have decisions to make. What kind of cat do you want? You have to choose moggie or pedigreed, kitten or adult, male or female, size, and hair length. One important choice to make is where to get your new pet. Many people don’t [...]
It would be impossible to answer many of the following questions without a degree of experience. Likewise, it would be difficult to identify a particular wine, or type of wine, having never tasted it. But your knowledge will increase with every tasting. sight Look at the color. Is it deep or pale? Is there a [...]
The difference between tasting and drinking is similar to test-driving a car you may buy and the relish of driving it afterward. One is a matter of concentration, as you seek out merits and faults, while the other is a more relaxed and enjoyable experience. Almost anyone can learn to taste wine. WHEN TASTING A [...]