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Month: July 2022

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Guarding Cells – The Role Of Stomata Against Pathogens

When plants are under attack from pathogens, they use tiny pores called stomata as their first line of defense. Table of Contents Plants and pathogens Microbes are tiny organisms that can be found nearly everywhere – from ocean floors to the soil under your feet. They are even found inside you! They do a range …

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Venus Girdle JellyFish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEKTbX20byM&t=47s%20 It is believed that we know more about outer space than our oceans. Oceans hide spectacular animals under the deep blue waters. Colors in the ocean don’t necessarily fade with depth.  A bioluminescent, deep-sea comb jellyfish named Venus’ girdle is the proof. These jellyfish look like transparent rainbows in the ocean. They mostly swim around …

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How Did Darwin Predict the Existence of a Moth?

Traits from one organism can clue us in on the traits of other organisms

Fantastical traits like foot-long tongues can arise from coevolution. Darwin guessed the existence of a new species based on the traits of one species! Coevolution is fairly common in nature, though not always as odd. Table of Contents The History of the Star Orchid In London, one fateful day in 1862, Charles Darwin, the father …

How Did Darwin Predict the Existence of a Moth?

Traits from one organism can clue us in on the traits of other organisms

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How Does Osmosis Help Us Cook?

From boiling to curing to pickling, osmosis and salt helps us make food every day!

Osmosis is a biological process involving the movement of water. Salt influences osmosis, allowing it to be used in cooking. Table of Contents How does osmosis work? Living systems love equilibrium. Equilibrium is a state in which opposing forces are balanced. Think about a weighing balance. On one side is a large pile of building …

How Does Osmosis Help Us Cook?

From boiling to curing to pickling, osmosis and salt helps us make food every day!

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