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Can Gold Grow on Trees?

While we know that money can’t grow on trees, it’s definitely surprising to know that gold can. But how does that happen? Gold can actually grow on trees, as confirmed by Australian researchers. This phenomenon happens when a deep rooted tree absorbs the gold through a biochemical process. The mineral then gets deposited into the …

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Why Are Barns Red?

When we were kids, we’d always remember a big red barn in stories and books. But did you know how the classic red barn came to be? Back in the day, farmers would paint their barns with linseed oil and rust to protect it from fungi and moss. The combination of the two ingredients created …

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Male bovines are called “bulls,” until they’re castrated-then they’re called “steers.” Female bovines are called “heifers” until they have a calf, then they’re known as “cows.”

How to determine if cattle are bulls, steers, cows or heifers If you’re new to the cattle world, keeping bulls, steers, cows and heifers straight is confusing. Even though you once thought that “cow” was a blanket term used for all cattle in all situations, you’ll catch on quickly to the correct terminology. Bulls A …

Male bovines are called “bulls,” until they’re castrated-then they’re called “steers.” Female bovines are called “heifers” until they have a calf, then they’re known as “cows.” Read More »

The worlds rarest tree, Kaikōmako native to New Zealand, has been rescued from extinction after 40 years of trying to get the very last female tree in the world to fruit again

Kaikōmako manawa tāwhi (Pennantia baylisiana) returned to iwi One of the world’s rarest trees has potentially been saved from extinction and returned to its rohe. Pennantia baylisiana, once in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s rarest tree, was successfully propagated by scientists in the 1980s and then grown on to produce hundreds of …

The worlds rarest tree, Kaikōmako native to New Zealand, has been rescued from extinction after 40 years of trying to get the very last female tree in the world to fruit again Read More »

Each year, 22,000 tons of dust from the Sahara Desert is carried by air currents to the Amazon Rainforest where it is an important source of phosphorus for tropical plants

NASA Satellite Reveals How Much Saharan Dust Feeds Amazon’s Plants What connects Earth’s largest, hottest desert to its largest tropical rain forest? The Sahara Desert is a near-uninterrupted brown band of sand and scrub across the northern third of Africa. The Amazon rain forest is a dense green mass of humid jungle that covers northeast …

Each year, 22,000 tons of dust from the Sahara Desert is carried by air currents to the Amazon Rainforest where it is an important source of phosphorus for tropical plants Read More »