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ಸಸ್ಯಗಳು ಸಹಾಯಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಏನು ಮಾಡುತ್ತವೆ ?

ಸಸ್ಯಗಳು ಸಹಾಯಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಏನು ಮಾಡುತ್ತವೆ ?

ಚಪ್ಪಟೆಯಾದ ದೊಡ್ಡ ರೆಕ್ಕೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಬಿಳಿ-ಬೂದು ಬಣ್ಣದ ದೇಹದ ಮೇಲೆ ಎದ್ದು ಕಾಣುವ ಎರಡು ಪ್ರಕಾಶಮಾನವಾದ ನೀಲಿ ಕಣ್ಣುಗುಡ್ಡೆಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ, ಹಾಕ್‌ಮೋತ್ ಭವ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಕಾಣುತ್ತದೆ. ಅವು ಮನುಷ್ಯರಿಗೆ ನಿರುಪದ್ರವಿಗಳಾಗಿದ್ದು ಹೂವುಗಳಿಂದ ಮಕರಂದವನ್ನು ಕುಡಿಯುವುದರಿಂದ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿ ಬದುಕುತ್ತವೆ. ಅವರು ಸ್ನೇಹಪರವಾಗಿ ಕಾಣಿಸಬಹುದು, ಆದರೆ ಅವುಗಳ ಲಾರ್ವಾಗಳು ಭೀಕರವಾಗಿ ವಿಭಿನ್ನ ಫಲಿತಾಂಶವನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿವೆ. ಹಾಕ್‌ಮೊತ್‌ನ ಮರಿಹುಳುಗಳು ತೋಟಗಳನ್ನು ಹಾಳು ಮಾಡುತ್ತವೆ. ಅವರ ಹೊಟ್ಟೆಬಾಕತನದಿಂದ ಬಹುತೇಕ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಸಸ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ತ್ವರಿತವಾಗಿ ತಿನ್ನಲು ಅನುವು ಮಾಡಿಕೊಡುತ್ತದೆ ಮತ್ತು ರೈತರಿಗೆ ಭಾರೀ ನಷ್ಟವನ್ನು ಉಂಟುಮಾಡಬಹುದು. ಆದರೆ

ಹವಾಮಾನ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಗಳು ಕೋಕೋದಲ್ಲಿ ಚಾಕೊಲೇಟ್ ರುಚಿಯ ಬದಲಾವಣೆಗೆ ಕಾರಣವೇ?

ಹವಾಮಾನ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಗಳು ಕೋಕೋದಲ್ಲಿ ಚಾಕೊಲೇಟ್ ರುಚಿಯ ಬದಲಾವಣೆಗೆ ಕಾರಣವೇ?

ಚಾಕೊಲೇಟ್ ಮಾರುಕಟ್ಟೆ ನಿರಂತರವಾಗಿ ಬೆಳೆಯುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಉನ್ನತ ಮಟ್ಟದ ತಯಾರಕರು ಸಂಸ್ಕರಿಸಿದ ರುಚಿ ಮತ್ತು ಉತ್ತಮ ಗುಣಮಟ್ಟಕ್ಕೆ ಅಂಟಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಆದಾಗ್ಯೂ, ರುಚಿಯ ಬದಲಾವಣೆಯ ಹಿಂದಿನ ಕಾರಣ ನಿಮಗೆ ತಿಳಿದಿದೆಯೇ? ಮೊದಲನೆಯದಾಗಿ, ಚಾಕೊಲೇಟ್‌ನ ಮೂರು ಮುಖ್ಯ ಪದಾರ್ಥಗಳು ಕೋಕೋ ಬೆಣ್ಣೆ, ಕೋಕೋ ಪೌಡರ್ ಮತ್ತು ಸಕ್ಕರೆ. ಬೆಣ್ಣೆ ಮತ್ತು ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು “ಥಿಯೋಬ್ರೊಮಾ ಕೋಕೋ ಎಲ್” ಅಥವಾ ಕೋಕೋ ಮರದ ಬೀನ್ಸ್‌ನಿಂದ ಹೊರತೆಗೆಯಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಕೊಕೊ ಬೆಣ್ಣೆಯು ಬೀನ್ಸ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುವ ಕೊಬ್ಬು. ಇದು ವಿಶಿಷ್ಟವಾದ ಕೊಬ್ಬಿನಾಮ್ಲಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿದೆ, ಇದರ ಪರಿಣಾಮವಾಗಿ

ಹುಲ್ಲಿನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮತ್ತಷ್ಟು

ಹುಲ್ಲಿನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮತ್ತಷ್ಟು

ಅನೇಕ ಜನರು ಕ್ರೀಡೆಗಳನ್ನು ಆಡಲು ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರಪಂಚದಾದ್ಯಂತ ನಡೆಯುವ ಘಟನೆಗಳನ್ನು ವೀಕ್ಷಿಸಲು ಇಷ್ಟಪಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಹಾಕಿ, ಸಾಕರ್, ಕ್ರಿಕೆಟ್, ಇತ್ಯಾದಿ, ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಕ್ರೀಡೆಗಳನ್ನು ವಿವಿಧ ಹುಲ್ಲುಗಾವಲು ಮೈದಾನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಆಡಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ನೀವು ಎಂದಾದರೂ ಹುಲ್ಲಿನ ಪ್ರಕಾರದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಿಳಿದುಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಬಯಸಿದ್ದೀರಾ? ಜೊಯಿಸಿಯಾ ಹುಲ್ಲುಇವು ಕಡಿಮೆ-ನಿರ್ವಹಣೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ನಿಧಾನವಾಗಿ ಬೆಳೆಯುವ ಹುಲ್ಲು, ಅವುಗಳು ಹುಲ್ಲುಹಾಸಿನಂತೆ ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಲ್ಪಡುತ್ತವೆ. ಹುಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಕೆಲಸದ ಅಗತ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ ಮತ್ತು ಕಠಿಣ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಯನ್ನು ನಿಭಾಯಿಸಬಲ್ಲದು. ಅವು ಬರ-ಸಹಿಷ್ಣು ಮತ್ತು ಆಸ್ಟ್ರೇಲಿಯಾದ ತಾಪಮಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಸೂಕ್ತವಾಗಿವೆ. ಇದು ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ರೋಗಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಕಳೆಗಳಿಗೆ

ಹುಲ್ಲಿನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಸಲ್ಪ ಮಾಹಿತಿ

ಹುಲ್ಲಿನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಸಲ್ಪ ಮಾಹಿತಿ

ಕ್ರೀಡೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನೆಲಹಾಸಿಗೆ ಬಳಸುವ ವಿವಿಧ ಹುಲ್ಲುಗಳ ಕುರಿತು ತಿಳಿಯೋಣ. ನಮ್ಮ ಸರಣಿಯ ಮುಂದುವರಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಗಾಲ್ಫ್‌ನಲ್ಲಿ ಬಳಸುವ ಹುಲ್ಲುಗಳನ್ನು ಪರೀಕ್ಷಿಸೋಣ. ಬೆಂಟ್ ಗ್ರಾಸ್ಇದನ್ನು ಗಾಲ್ಫ್ ಕೋರ್ಸ್‌ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬಳಸಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ ಏಕೆಂದರೆ ಇದು ದಪ್ಪವಾಗಿ ಬೆಳೆಯುತ್ತದೆ. ಆದರೆ ಹುಲ್ಲು ಸ್ಥಿರವಾದ ಶಾಖವನ್ನು ಸಹಿಸುವುದಿಲ್ಲ ಆದರೂ ಹಸಿರಾಗಿ ಉಳಿಯಲು ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಪ್ರಮಾಣದ ನೀರಿನ ಅಗತ್ಯವಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಇದರರ್ಥ ನೀವು ಅವುಗಳನ್ನು ಹಸಿರಾಗಿಡಲು ಹೆಚ್ಚುವರಿ ಪ್ರಮಾಣದ ನೀರನ್ನು ಬಳಸಬೇಕಾಗಿಲ್ಲ. ಪೋವಾ ಅಣ್ಣುವಾಇದು ಕಡಿಮೆ ಬಾಳಿಕೆ ಬರುವ ಮತ್ತು ಯು ಯಸ್ ನ ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಕರಾವಳಿಯ

ಸಸ್ಯಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಒಡಹುಟ್ಟಿದವರ ನಡುವಿನ ಪೈಪೋಟಿ.

ಸಸ್ಯಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಒಡಹುಟ್ಟಿದವರ ನಡುವಿನ ಪೈಪೋಟಿ.

ನೀವು ಸಹೋದರಿ ಅಥವಾ ಸಹೋದರನನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿದ್ದರೆ, ನೀವು ಬಾಲ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಳೆದ ಸವಿಯಾದ ಘಟನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರೀತಿಯಿಂದ ನೆನಪಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತೀರಿ.ಆದರೆ ಸಸ್ಯಗಳ ವಿಷಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಡಹುಟ್ಟಿದವರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಪೈಪೋಟಿ ಇದೆ ಎಂದು ನೀವು ಭಾವಿಸುತ್ತೀರಾ? ಕೆ.ಎನ್. ಗಣೇಶಯ್ಯ ಅವರು ಜ್ಞಾನಿ ಆಗಿದ್ದು, ಸಸ್ಯಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ ಮತ್ತು ಕೃಷಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅಪಾರ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಯ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಲೇಖನಗಳನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಗಣೇಶಯ್ಯ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಕೃಷಿ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯದಲ್ಲಿ ನಿವೃತ್ತ ಕೃಷಿ ಪ್ರಾಧ್ಯಾಪಕರು. ವೃತ್ತಿ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣದ ಹೊರತಾಗಿ, ಗಣೇಶಯ್ಯ ರೋಮಾಂಚಕ ಕಥೆಗಳ ಸಮೃದ್ಧ ಬರಹಗಾರರು. ಸಣ್ಣ ಕಥೆಗಳ ಹೊರತಾಗಿ, ಅವರು ಹಲವಾರು

ಪರಾಗಸ್ಪರ್ಶಕ ಆಕರ್ಷಣೆಯ ಸಂಚು.

ಪರಾಗಸ್ಪರ್ಶಕ ಆಕರ್ಷಣೆಯ ಸಂಚು.

ಹೂವುಗಳನ್ನು ನೋಡಲು ಕೀಟಗಳನ್ನು ಆಕರ್ಷಿಸುವ ಏಕೈಕ ವಿಷಯವೆಂದರೆ ಬಾಹ್ಯ ಬಣ್ಣಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ನೋಟ ಎಂದು ನೀವು ಭಾವಿಸಿದರೆ, ನೀವು ತಪ್ಪಾಗಿ ಭಾವಿಸುತ್ತೀರಿ. ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಇನ್ನೂ ಬಹಳಷ್ಟು ನಡೆಯುತ್ತದೆ. ಹೂವಿನ ಬಣ್ಣವು ಕೀಟಗಳಿಗೆ ಹೇಗೆ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಆಕರ್ಷಣೆಯಾಗಬಹುದು ಎಂಬುದನ್ನು ಹಿಂದಿನ ಲೇಖನದಲ್ಲಿ ನಾವು ಕಲಿತಿದ್ದೇವೆ. ಹೂವಿನ ದಳಗಳ ಮೇಲಿನ ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮ ಗೆರೆಗಳು ಕೀಟಗಳು ಮಕರಂದವನ್ನು ತಲುಪಲು ಮಾರ್ಗದರ್ಶಿ ಮೂಲವಾಗಿ ಕಾರ್ಯನಿರ್ವಹಿಸುತ್ತವೆ. ನಂತರ, ಪರಾಗವು ಅವುಗಳ ದೇಹಕ್ಕೆ ಅಂಟಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತವೆ ಮತ್ತು ಅವುಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ ಇತರ ಹೂವುಗಳಿಗೆ ಪ್ರಯಾಣಿಸುತ್ತವೆ, ಸಂತಾನೋತ್ಪತ್ತಿಗೆ ಕೊಡುಗೆ ನೀಡುತ್ತವೆ.

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ಅಂಬರ್‌ನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂರಕ್ಷಿಸಲಾಗಿರುವ ಪ್ರಾಚೀನ ಕೀಟಗಳು ನಮಗೆ ಏನು ಹೇಳುತ್ತವೆ?

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For most ant colonies, there is a simple hierarchy: a single queen lays all the eggs, and a caste system of workers manages everything else – food gathering, baby ants, war, etc. The rest of the ants are sterile, only males & queens can reproduce. The colony normally dies when the Queen dies. The Indian

The Edible Rainbow

The Edible Rainbow

People often assume that all the coloured mushrooms are poisonous. Although the idea of this colour code cannot be entirely denied or avoided, the truth is that when it comes to these edible fungi, there are a lot of misconceptions that need to be clarified. So, let’s bust the myths around edible fungi. Scarlet Elfcup

5 Most Poisonous Mushrooms

5 Most Poisonous Mushrooms

Mushrooms are enjoyed by many people all over the world, and are a divisive food that diners either love or despise. Those who enjoy eating fungi, on the other hand, must be cautious about which mushrooms they consume, as approximately 30 wild species are known to be consistently fatal due to high levels of toxicity,

How Birds Help Study Mercury Contamination

How Birds Help Study Mercury Contamination

Did you know we study Mercury contamination by assessing bird feathers? The contamination of our ecosystem by Mercury is growing every day and its impact needs to be measured. Studies show Mercury is a global pollutant and mostly for wetlands. Birds aid in the biomonitoring of mercury in our ecosystem. Scientists research few bird species

Do Plants Have Consciousness?

Do Plants Have Consciousness?

Do you have a feeling that your plants can sense how your mood is or how you are feeling on a particular day? While in some stories and some plant parents have experience where plants respond as if they can understand what you are going through, just like your pet, this is not proven. For

Blood Shooting Lizard

Blood Shooting Lizard

Having a rugged body might come naturally to the horned lizard and it sure appreciates it. In the semi-arid environments of North and Central America, the horned lizard uses its flatted shape, mud-coloured body and almost frog-like appearance to camouflage itself in the soil. While the spins on its body and the scary-looking horns on

Countries With Plants on Their Flags

Countries With Plants on Their Flags

When I was a kid, I had a hobby of collecting flags from different countries. Though many things have changed, still, some children have this hobby. We collect them and keep them as our memory. But did you notice how it is created, why every flag has unique elements in it, etc.? Probably not! Recently,

How Does the Octopus See Colour?

How Does the Octopus See Colour?

We know that octopus is a very smart marine creature. Octopus’ level of self-expression, problem-solving, and astuteness is very high. Of course, vision is a very crucial part of living life. An earthworm is a successful creature, yet the earthworm is blind. In the case of octopuses, they had only a single type of photoreceptor.

Fight Dry Skin this Summer

Fight Dry Skin this Summer

This mid-COVID summer is going to be way more difficult to deal with. The rising levels of humidity and temperature are not on good terms with the mandatory mask regime. But I have a few little tips for you so that you rock through the summer without becoming prone to any health concerns. Don’t Let

RIP Bedlight. Hello Glowing Plants

RIP Bedlight. Hello Glowing Plants

Very soon the lighting industry is going to a jolt, especially in the area of night lamps as they are going to be blown away by the latest entrant in the market – a glowing plant! Scientists have used the bioluminescent properties of mushrooms to create ornamental house plants with long-lasting leaves and flowers.The use

Will Children be hit by the 3rd Wave of COVID-19?

Will Children be hit by the 3rd Wave of COVID-19?

We asked our mentor and guide, Dr Damle, this question and here is what he had to say. Several parents are calling in asking, whether they are children are at risk during the third week. Since experts have said that, children may get hit. Take the experts seriously because what they have said, they want

Stories That Mummified Parrots Tell

Stories That Mummified Parrots Tell

According to a recent study of mummified parrots discovered in high altitude desert areas of South America, researchers were able to transport prized birds through vast and complex trades as early as 900 years ago. Outside of the house in the Amazon rain forest, in the north of Chile in the Arid Atacama Desert, were

Ancient Uses of Plant Resin

Ancient Uses of Plant Resin

Natural resin is one of the most versatile substances that you can find. It is a sticky substance that is secreted generally by coniferous trees as a means of protection. It is toxic towards insects and herbivores and helps to keep the tree protected from harm. Resin has been harvested and used by humans since

Natural Immunity Builders

Natural Immunity Builders

This pandemic showed us that good immunity is much better than modern medicine. Immunity is the capability to fight with harmful effects of microbes. There are many medicines to improve your immunity but some foods, fruits, vegetables, and species are the natural ways to boost your immunity. Here are a few of them. Ghee has

Light-Emitting Watercress For Future Streetlamps

Light-Emitting Watercress For Future Streetlamps

Did you ever think that the roads to the future could be brightly lit by trees? Of course, none of us ever thought that watercress plants would replace street lamps. Science has evolved, and experts have included specialized nanoparticles into the watercress plant. Mainly, it is inserted in the leaves, which can glow for four hours.

Things You Must Do For Great Skin

Things You Must Do For Great Skin

According to skincare specialists, having a proper skincare regimen in place is necessary. But, it is important to change the skincare regimen with changing season. The change in humidity intensifies the problem related to dry skin. Thus, it is best to make changes as you go along through different seasons. Here are some techniques prescribed

Five immunity-boosting superfoods

Five immunity-boosting superfoods

Now that we are all aware of the importance immunity levels have in our recovery, thanks to the current state of health awareness, we bring you the superfoods you can rely on to help build your immunity naturally. Though these foods can help you, they are by no means a substitute for the medications your

Trees Talk Through an Ancient ‘Otherworld’ Network

Trees Talk Through an Ancient ‘Otherworld’ Network

WWW is an immensely popular abbreviation in the current world. But the trees are giving a very interesting turn to the concept of WWW.  According to ancient beliefs, trees can talk among themselves. But the entire process is seemingly new to the science world, as it is still exploring this. Deep under the layers of

Nature’s biggest oxygen producer

Nature’s biggest oxygen producer

The current crisis regarding oxygen cylinder unavailability is not unknown to anyone. However, as nature prepares us for the tough times, it also provides ways and ingredients in our venture to get out of the crisis. All we need to do is be aware and keep our eyes and ears open all the time. Let’s

Nature’s cure

Nature’s cure

PlantScience blog is an insightful discussion to understand and explain the science behind the great success of plants – how plants live, survive. Nature at its best is a great repository of knowledge and most of it is still a mystery to our minds. However, at Atrimed PlantScience, we have willed ourselves to research, understand the best-kept

Is Glass Gem Corn Real? Can You Eat It?

Is Glass Gem Corn Real? Can You Eat It?

There aren’t many vegetables with a Facebook page, let alone one with nearly 19,000 followers, but “Glass Gem” corn is one of a kind. Because of its translucent, rainbow-coloured kernels, it became an Internet sensation. Growers of Glass Gem claim that the crop has inspired thousands of people to participate in seed saving and reconnect

The Contagious Yawners

The Contagious Yawners

One simple yawn and you get tagged as lazy. However, the science behind the simple yawn is not as easy. Robert Provine, professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, said that there is still no consensus about the purpose of the yawning process. Since the beginning of the 1980s, Provine

Do Cows have Inbuilt Compasses?

Do Cows have Inbuilt Compasses?

Yes. You read it right! Strangely enough, for centuries, people have not noticed this enough until someone figured it out. Seems like the bovine folk might have more knowledge than we assume about the Earth’s magnetism.  While some experienced farmers would explain this alignment of cows standing in the North-South direction as a way to

Why Do Crocodiles Swallow Stones?

Why Do Crocodiles Swallow Stones?

When you are a crocodile, your diet has many things that are not at all easy. Whether it is the decaying carcasses you find or the smaller animals you manage to capture, you are bound to have digestive issues. How can a crocodile help itself with digestive problems? Let me explain. We already spoke at

The Holy Myrrh, Guggul and Incense

The Holy Myrrh, Guggul and Incense

Ever wondered where your incense comes from? Did you know that guggul is a resin secreted by the Mukul myrrh tree (Commiphora mukul), which grows in India, Central Asia, and North Africa? In India, incense sticks are a critical element in most Hindu celebrations. During pujas and festivals, incense sticks or dhoop are used liberally.

Camphor & Eucalyptus, the chemical cousins

Camphor & Eucalyptus, the chemical cousins

Some plants are so close to one another that you keep thinking they might be related, though they are not similar. When you are in search of identifying plants that can cure human ailments, this becomes critical. Let us look at some of them. The camphor tree is native to China and is one of

Medicinal Benefits of Asafoetida, An Edible Gum-Resin

Medicinal Benefits of Asafoetida, An Edible Gum-Resin

Indian cuisine relies on a vast battery of spices – and hing plays an integral part. Native to Afghanistan and Iraq, #Asafoetida (Ferula asafoetida/Hing) is the dried sap obtained from the roots of Ferula plants and is a flavouring agent for food. #Hing is acquired in molten form and further processed into a consumable product. Several flavours of

Faking In Humans When They Fall In Football

Faking In Humans When They Fall In Football

Did you ever watch live football matches? If so, you will know that soccer players seem dramatic and tend to exaggerate their ordinary fouls. Last night, dad and I watched a Football match where we saw a famous player suddenly fall. All the other players and we also thought that he was severely hurt. But

Glowing Fish & Green Fluorescent Proteins

Glowing Fish & Green Fluorescent Proteins

First discovered in 1665 by Robert Hooke, the cells are the basic unit of life. Well, we all know that! Also, we know about the various advancements in theories and information about these units and other micro-organisms, which got discovered with time. Yet, there is a lot more to know about the mysterious nature. One

Brown trout and deceitful orgasms

Brown trout and deceitful orgasms

Is faking an orgasm only a human trait? Well, it seems, it transcends species! Being deceitful about orgasms is not uncommon among human beings but some specific species have mastered the art of faking their way out. Surprised? Take for instance the female brown trout. During the mating season, male trouts flock to court the

10 Grips of the Human Hand

10 Grips of the Human Hand

By now, the Persian expression has already received its true prominence as it denotes that all five fingers in a hand comprise different shapes, sizes, and orientations, and hence each of them is unique from one another. But did you know that these intricacies only make the human hand a crucial body part with highest

How to rejuvenate your skin naturally

How to rejuvenate your skin naturally

 The summer is almost here. As much as I like it with all the visits to beaches, tall glasses filled with juices and the summer breeze, I also get tensed about my skin. It’s the time of the year when you can’t stay inside the blankets anymore or cover your dry skin underneath the warmth

DIY skincare techniques for healthy skin

DIY skincare techniques for healthy skin

Do you want to get healthy skin without burning a hole in your pocket? Then these DIY skincare techniques can help you to achieve the skin of your dreams. While your kitchen might be equipped with all that your skin needs, not everything is cut-out to apply on your skin. Thus, I have created a

5 best plants for your skin

5 best plants for your skin

The royal poinciana tree in my garden is blooming. The gorgeous red flowers have added panache to the elegance of it. But honestly, it is not only about how beautiful my plants make my backyard look. I’m somewhat more interested in knowing the beneficial properties that the plants come with. And knowledge is the key

Natural, Beautiful YOU

Natural, Beautiful YOU

Beauty trends come and go, but one set to turn the industry on its head in 2021, according to social media platform Pinterest, is skinimalism. The movement, highlighted in its Trend Prediction Report, refers to how women are embracing a more sustainable, pared-down beauty routine, one that has been gaining momentum since the start of

Fascinating reproduction methods in plants

Plants are categorized depending on two reproductive systems, such as spores or seeds. The result of the reproduction is to continue with their species. Reproduction in plants can fall into two categories, sexual or asexual. The process of reproduction by the fusion of gametes to form offspring is known as sexual reproduction. The process which

Is Coconut Oil Good for Your Skin?

Is Coconut Oil Good for Your Skin?

While some complain that the oil can block the pores on our body and cause blackheads, we explore some real claim backed by research about coconut oil and how it can help your skin. Skin, being the largest organ of the body, functions as the necessary interface between the internal and the external environment. Our

Glow with PlantScience this summer

Glow with PlantScience this summer

The wedding season is here. As you browse through your wardrobe for that perfect lehenga to wear on your best friend’s wedding, or that stunning suit to wear to your colleague’s sangeet, don’t forget about your skin. Although, skincare should be a part of your daily routine, “Tough times call for tough measures”. If you

5 great spices for glowing skin

5 great spices for glowing skin

India is a land of spices and how we love our spices is a well-known secret. Did you know that spices can help us with our skin too? Spices are concentrated sources of antioxidants and some have been studied for therapeutic properties. Most of these spices are available in our kitchen and are traditionally used

Tips for Natural Skin Care

Tips for Natural Skin Care

There was a time when people used to be obsessed with chemical-based beauty products to make their skin glow, temporarily. Gladly, over time people have learnt and understood the harmful effects of such products, and the need to gather knowledge about all the natural skincare products have rejuvenated. But with the rise of internet and

When life gives you lemons…

When life gives you lemons, you can made a good jar of lemonade and thank your stars. Or check out these interesting things we can do with lemon! Lemon is the one of the extensively used natural product when it comes to using for #skincare. As natural as it gets, lemon can help your skin

Unconventional love stories from India

Unconventional love stories from India

Valentine’s day has finally approached. A day to bestow love and admiration upon that every person who holds a special place in your heart. And, whose presence has been marked with golden letters in your life. Several stories are there surrounding this special day, and the bond of love, in general. But today, I am

Valentine and Kamadeva, the Indian Cupid

Valentine and Kamadeva, the Indian Cupid

The most delightful season of the year, Spring is here! And I could not be more excited. As the flowers have started blooming in my backyard garden, I can sense the arrival of the day-of-love just around the corner. Don’t you? Valentine and the Indian Cupid Valentine’s day often gets connected with the Cupid —

Do plants attract suitors by their flashy colours?

Do plants attract suitors by their flashy colours?

Relationship between Colors Of Flower And Insects We all admire the beautiful colors of various flowers. Colors play a huge role in determining the flower. The beautiful colors in red roses, and happy yellow sunflowers, are seen because of the same reason people have black or blonde hair. Have you ever wondered about the origin

How Does Breathing Through One Nostril Affect Cognitive Abilities?

How Does Breathing Through One Nostril Affect Cognitive Abilities?

For most of us breathing is done involuntarily. But what if we can actively control breathing? Breathing helps in modulating the cortical neural activity, and several breathing exercises are said to have purported to have effects on the cognitive and emotional functions. The relative nostril efficiency is related to the hemispheric EEG performance and difference

Why Do People Feel Irritated by Screeching Sound on Metal/ Blackboard?

Why Do People Feel Irritated by Screeching Sound on Metal/ Blackboard?

Unpleasant sounds more often trigger negative responses. Think of the time when you start spinning your fork around the spaghetti to enjoy the full-filling platter. And accidentally, it scraps your plate even before you get a chance to grab one or two spaghetti strands. As a result, the unpleasant sound you hear ultimately distracts your

Plants can moan

Plants can moan

If you have been following our blog for sometime, you would have read about the various skills plants have which we couldn’t believe existed before – Plants have vision, can hear sounds, can experience pain and many more such capabilities that make us respect them more. Today, we will know about the distress call plants

17 orange facts you didn’t know

17 orange facts you didn’t know

Oranges are associated a lot more than just a fruit or a citrus juice solution. Since thousands of years oranges have gained quite a bit of popularity in evoking various associations like being wealthy, symbol of fertility, abundance, immortality, longevity and beauty. In the Middle Eastern cultures people have always loved orange trees and fruits.

Aphrodisiac properties of the Rhino horn

Aphrodisiac properties of the Rhino horn

Today, in our PlantScience animal facts series, we will explore a common misconception for which an entire species had to pay the price and is on the brink of extinction – Rhinoceros. Did you know the word rhinoceros comes from the ancient Latin & Greek words ‘rhino‘ which means nose and ‘keras‘ which means horn?

Honey producing cattle – Aphids

Honey producing cattle – Aphids

Aphids are herbivores. They suck plant juices out of the leaves, stems, or roots of plants. The juices they drink often have much more sugar than protein. These little colonies of small bugs live around a plant and mostly try to hide from our sight. But they generate special interest for other interesting creatures –

Marsupials & the power of 3!

Marsupials & the power of 3!

When it comes to reproduction we are learning that the animal world is far more complicated than we would like to imagine. In today’s post, we will learn about the amazing anatomy of one of our favourite animal species – Kangaroo. Did you know that all marsupials (mammals which carry and tend the young in

Can Tongue Smell Like Nose?

Can Tongue Smell Like Nose?

We understand that it sounds funny, but new research suggests that the taste buds in your tongue can smell food like your nose does. It was always clear that taste and smell go hand in hand when detecting food flavor components. However, the new study by the neuroscientists of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in

Why Does Dry Spaghetti Break Into Three Pieces, Not Two?

Why Does Dry Spaghetti Break Into Three Pieces, Not Two?

Did you ever snap a bunch of dry spaghetti before putting it in the pan? You will see that the small piece of spaghetti flies off here and there in tiny bits. But isn’t it fascinating to see that the spaghetti breaks into pieces of more than two? It has never happened that you will

The Parental Imprint

The Parental Imprint

Every member of the species carries some part of its parent in it self and it is almost certain that the parents come together in contributing their share to the child. However, in some cases it is quite different. In our series on strange reproduction behavior in animals, today we will examine the special fertilizations

Is virgin birth possible?

Is virgin birth possible?

This question has left many of the scientists bewildered until they found out about the virgin birth situations and explained to us all. While it is not common among the larger mammals or the species we observe every day, parthenogenesis, most commonly known as ‘Virgin Birth’, is a form of asexual reproduction in which a

Weed facts which are true

Weed facts which are true

Among a limited number of topics that can divide doctors is the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Questions are raised about its safety, control, addiction, side effects and so on. The plant has amazed researchers, doctors, scientists all the same for its magical powers. While smoking or possessing marijuana is not legal in India,

Nitroglycerin, The Explosive Medicine!

Nitroglycerin, The Explosive Medicine!

Did you know that Nitroglycerin, an important compound used to make dynamite, is also a lifesaver? Let me explain. When something blocks the blood flow to the heart muscle, it leads to extreme chest pain, which is known as ‘angina’. The blood flow decreases because of the plaque formation and the narrowing of the arteries

How do sunflowers chase the Sun?

How do sunflowers chase the Sun?

One of the most fascinating flowers on Earth that trace the movement of a star so systematically is the sunflower. If you have ever been in a sunflower field on a sunny morning, you would experience sheer joy as the flowers warm up to the Sun and follow its path. We all know that the

Tribology – The study of interacting surfaces

Tribology – The study of interacting surfaces

The study of surfaces moving relative to each other is known as tribology, and it is a Greek word. The word “trib” means “I rub” and a big part of it is friction. Tribology was started in the 1960s by the lubrication expert Peter Jost and the physicist David Tabor. However, around 5000 years back,

7 facts you didn’t know about your Christmas tree

7 facts you didn’t know about your Christmas tree

Did you know Christmas trees are not just a Christmas tradition alone? For ages people in many countries believed that having an evergreen would keep witches, evil spirits and illness away. Around the winter solstice, ancient people believed that the sun god was weak in this time but will come back healthy and powerful. Having

Do Cows With Names Give More Milk?

Do Cows With Names Give More Milk?

One of my fondest memories from my childhood is living on the farm with my grandparents. My granny used to wake me up early to go milk the cows to make my favorite kheer. She had names for every cow, know the age of the calves, what they liked, how naughty one was and stories

Chickens are smarter than you think!

Chickens are smarter than you think!

Poultry sector in India is valued at about Rs. 80,000 crore (2015-16) and the plan is to double it by 2022. Worldwide the opportunities commercial poultry farming offers is just growing. To enhance the success of yield and health of the birds, many researchers are burning the midnight oil and this led to some amazing

Do Chickens Prefer Beautiful People?

Do Chickens Prefer Beautiful People?

Chickens are popular across the globe as humans view them as a food source. They are used in various cuisines and usually found on farms, but this barnyard bird is a lot smarter than you think. But it’s not uncommon for animals to be anticipating towards humans, as one requires being scrupulous, and animals have

Is eating the mud good?

Is eating the mud good?

Have you seen children dig out and lick soil or a mud wall? Some pregnant women crave for the soil too. Ever wondered why does that happen? This behaviour of voluntarily consuming soil is called Geophagy. Did you know the father of medicine, Hippocrates (460-380 BC) made a reference to geophagy in pregnancy (Young, 2011)

Turmeric – the divine herb & medicine

Turmeric – the divine herb & medicine

The latest research by archaeologist Arunima Kashyap at Washington State University Vancouver, who, along with Steve Weber, has been studying the cooking techniques of people in the Indus Valley Civilization has some interesting revelations. Arunima suggests that turmeric, along with Ginger, was a key ingredient in the Indian cuisine and used extensively by cooks in

Guess who is foreign on your plate?

Guess who is foreign on your plate?

If you liked our last post, you will love this one too. Check out the video and see how many you can identify and tell us in the comments about other foods we missed! WHAT IS PLANTSCIENCE? PlantScience blog is an insightful discussion to understand and explain the science behind the great success of plants –

Your lunch might be international!

Your lunch might be international!

Strange, as it may sound, it is true that many common items we consume as Indians daily might be from an alien land. Some even travelled continents and established themselves here in our country. Today, in our PlantScience Facts series, we will explore some of the common food items that are not local and we

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