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Pollinate: Sharing is caring

The process of transfer of pollen started around 130 to 150 million years ago. In general, it is the way of plant to continue its generation in ages. Millions of years passed, different species took birth and went for evolution with time. The aesthetic floral look we see is a »

Pollinator Tips

• Plant a pollinator-friendly garden with a variety of flowering plants to give a succession of bloom from spring to fall. This will provide pollinators with nectar and pollen to feed on all season long. • Include plants to feed all stages of pollinators’ life cycle. There are no butterflies without caterpillars! »

Pollination Facts: Believe it or Not!

We have heard the word pollen along with sneezing as its reflex. Allergy and pollen are very interrelated in our daily life. Many of us might have pollen allergies. But sidewise it plays the greatest role in the continuation of plant life. • Pollinators make up a significant portion of the »

Ice Age: Sharing is Caring!

Almost all of us have heard about Ice Age. Some may have seen the animated movie series with the same title as well. It was a long-period throughout which temperature was reduced to such extent that continental and polar ice sheets s well as alpine glaciers expanded in the earth’ »

Icy Tips

We all have seen ice cubes. We can use it in many ways. However, some cases may surprise you : • Ice cubes can be used to erase carpet dents. • For smooth fabric at a moment's notice, wrap an ice cube in a soft cloth and rub it over the wrinkles. • Ice »

Ice Facts: Believe it or not!

• While freshwater freezes at zero degrees Celsius, seawater generally freezes at minus 1.8 degrees Celsius. • Around 10% of the world’s land surface and approximately 7% of its oceans are covered by ice. • Ice reflects 90 percent of the sunlight. • The world’s oldest ice is at the bottom »

Sharing is Caring!

For centuries human species have been storing and distributing water. In ancient times when people lived as hunters, river water was applied for drinking water purposes. When people permanently stayed in one place for a long period of time, they used to settle on the bank of river. If there »

Tips: Water

‘Water’ a word without which the list of natural elements is incomplete. A moment without water is unimaginable. However, the water being the gift of Mother Nature has both sides of a coin. Besides, the over usage of a gift might turn into an outage of it. The wastage of »

Water Facts: Believe it or not!

• About 6,800 gallons of water is required to grow a day’s food for a family of four. • Nearly 97% of the world’s water is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2% is locked in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just 1% for all of humanity’s needs »

Sharing is Caring!

More than 17,000 years ago, humans gathered the seeds of plants and ate them. After rubbing off the husks, early people simply chewed the kernels. According to some sources, wheat originated in the “cradle of civilization” in the Tigris and Euphrates river valley, near what is now Iraq. However, »

Wheat Tips

Wheat is in top of the list of most highly demanded crops in the world. The variety wheat can offer being the raw ingredient for food is huge which includes: cereals, pasta, pizza etc. Besides the crop contains high nutritional value providing the consumer with protein, carbs, fiber etc. However, »