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

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 a yawning process. Since the beginning of the 1980s, Provine…

Skincare secrets from PlantScience

Healthy skin is like a way to happiness. The radiance of your skin can boost your confidence. However, not always it becomes possible to spend hours on an intensive skincare routine. Thus, today I have brought together ten tips, following which will help you get healthy skin. Before getting started, this is a skincare routine….

How males trick females!

No. We are not trying to lure you in with a tricky headline! Among Topi antelopes that live on the savannahs of Africa, Dr Jakob Bro Jorgensen of the University of Liverpool, UK, found this interesting behaviour. As the savannah gives little space to hide for the predators like lions, leopards and cheetahs, they have…

Do Plants have Doll’s Eyes?

If you are walking alone by yourself in the Midwestern or Eastern United States or Eastern Canada, you would encounter a strange phenomenon of hoards od eye-balls looking at you out of nowhere. Do not mistake them to be a prank or wonder if someone collected doll’s eyes and hung them up on a tree….

Gardenia Gummifera – Dikamali

Gardenia gummifera L.f. (Family: Rubeacea) is used in the indigenous system of medicine to cure many diseases. The herb, named Gardenia Gummifera – Dikamali is used in the treatment of wounds, skin diseases, fever, stomach pain, etc. The herb has different names, like resin, telbampa, bikke, etc. So, do not get confused when you see…

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

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…

Why Plant-Based Healing Is Good For Your Skin

The market is currently flooding with skincare products ranging from organic to synthetic. Many of these products promise to provide instant results. While some of them may work as said, they may not necessarily be the right choice for your skin. The debate between synthetic and natural products has been going on for some time…

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…