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Whey Protein – Not the way forward

Protein supplements have been around us for some time now. With the spike in covid and the major 2020 lockdown, the number of people who started working out has increased tenfold and, at the same time, the number of people consuming additional protein supplements has also increased drastically. This is because studies conducted in 2020 […]

Why does the onion smell so strong?

Onions are probably the only vegetable that makes you take note of their strong, pungent smell and can make you shed tears (other than their skyrocketing prices). While onions have over 85% water, tiny amounts of protein, fat and fibre, another significant contribution comes from carbohydrates that account for around 8-10%. Onions are also rich […]

Sulphur’s Application In Our Lives

Perhaps none of us cared when we heard that 3% of the Earth comprises of Sulphur. Old legends used to claim that, and based on the most recent estimates, it was found to be true. It was the first time scientists had come up with some conclusive geochemical evidence. Did you know all life on […]

Keep Off The Grass

Many people love playing sports and watching events that happen across the world. Whether it is hockey, soccer, cricket, etc., most sports are played on different grass fields. Have you ever wanted to know about the type of grass? If not, take a look at the other sports grass. Zoysia Grass They are low-maintenance and […]

Can Climatic Conditions Alter Chocolate Flavor in Cocoa?

The chocolate market is ever-growing. High-end manufacturers are trying to stick to refined taste and high quality. However, are you aware of the reason behind the change in taste? Firstly, the three main ingredients of chocolate are cocoa butter, cocoa powder, and sugar. The butter and power are extracted from the beans of Theobroma cacao […]

The Aerial Dance – Murmuration

Murmurations are a large group of starlings that twist, turn, swoop and swirl across the sky in heavenly shape-shifting clouds. Earlier in the evening, small groups of starlings from the same area came together above a shared nest. The group became larger, moving in unison in an aerial dance toss to the grand outlines against […]

Do Plants Listen?

If you ever spend enough time around #plantDads or #plantMoms you will find them sharing secrets or singing a lullaby to their #plantbabies. When you probe a little more, they might argue that their plants listen to what they say and I have seen a couple of #plantparents say that the plants respond to their […]

Meet The Living Stone

For people who think they are bad #PlantParents, here is a plant that makes your life easy. If you have killed enough plants and are almost on the verge of giving up, here is your new best friend, Lithop the Living Stone. It looks like a living stone but is a plant with a unique […]

Do Plants Produce a Slippery Substance To Keep Ants Away?

Although the ants often mutualize with seed dispersals for plants, they rarely participate in pollination. More often than not, when it comes to flowers, the ants negatively affect crops that act as nectar thieves and scare away with their aggressive presence of legitimate pollinators. Therefore, it is useful for nectar plants to develop mechanisms that […]