Maa Durga’s Hibiscus

Did you know Hibiscus is the preferred flower for Maa Durga and is offered as an offering in puja and rituals? Well, with the festival season around the corner, we thought you would love to know the various health benefits Hibiscus has for #SkinCare. At Plant Science, we are always amazed by the way plants…

Mud festivals you shouldn’t miss

If, as a child, you had an opportunity of playing with elements, you would have enjoyed playing with mud! many of us still love creating something nice out of the mud. While the finer art of turning clay into artefacts has lured many, the childish joy of playing is always an allure. Imagine this as…

Japan’s Bean-throwing Festival : Setsubun

If you have been following our posts, you would have definitely enjoyed the arious #Crazy Festivals, we have been covering. Today we are introducing you to the famous bean throwing festival from the island of the rising sun – Japan. Traditionally known as Setsuban, is celebrated at the beginning of spring. This festival is celebrated…

Haro Wine festival

Continuing our list of crazy festivals all across the world, today we are in Spain to talk about something you might like! Spaniards always have a desire to have a good time to roll. The country is full of thrilling festivals happening all year round. One such exciting festival is Wine fight, known locally as…

Albuquerque international balloon festival

One of the most captivating sights is looking at a hot air balloon slowly rising against a clear sky defying the gravity and showing its colors in full grandeur. Only if you have seen this happen would you appreciate the sight? Now just imagine hundreds of hot air balloons going up like birds in the…

Pepper & Rat Poop

Mammalian faeces can be a polished way to say rodent poop is an ingredient in pepper. Just as the cockroach parts in chocolate, the Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible for taking care of public health, sets the standard for every packaged food item available in the market. It also takes care of biological…

Chocolate & cockroaches

Who doesn’t like chocolate? I personally love all kind of chocolate, especially the dark ones. But what if I tell you that you have probably consumed cockroach parts? Guess what? It is totally fine with the FDA. The Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency that looks after the health and human services. The…

Digest me not!

An effective method to reduce being attacked by herbivores is to develop reduced plant palatability. This method of defense is more direct and practical to stop not just the current attacker but also deter any future attempt.  Induction of trichomes in response to insect damage has been reported in many plants. This increase in trichome…