Category Archives: Science

Atmospheric Pressure

Atmospheric pressure, put quite simply, is the power that air molecules exert against a surface. Contrary to what we may see and feel, ‘air’ does have mass, meaning it is comprised of different molecules, and those molecules feel the need … Continue reading

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Wiki Abridged: Saffron

Saffron is a spice used in cooking, medicine and as a dye. Saffron is recognised as the most expensive spice by weight. This is mostly due to the fact that saffron originates from the Saffron Crocus, a flower with red … Continue reading

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Open Learning Initiative and Biology

The website Open Learning Initiative is exactly what its title suggests. It is a website dedicated to open learning. There are free courses, which you can follow, or even ‘peek in’, as they say on the website. These courses are available … Continue reading

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Wiki Abridged: Galerina Marginata

The Galerina Marginata is a deadly species of fungus. Its appearance can easily be mistaken for edible mushrooms. It is more commonly known as the Deadly Skullcap, the Deadly Galerina, Funeral Bells, or even Marginate Pholiota. It has a convex cap … Continue reading

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European Magpies

European Magpies are birds found in Europe. They are black and white and are counted among the most intelligent animals. They are very territorial and often form groups in the winter to increase their food gathering. Mates stay together forever until one … Continue reading

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Phase 6

5/5/11 After some delay, I have planted the grown seeds in a large container, placed outside. This container had been bought quite some time ago, but after some de-weeding, the earth was in excellent condition. With a slight tearing, I … Continue reading

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Phase 5

27/04/11: All seeds now have tall green stalks, two for the pumpkin compartments. However, behind the glass, the water evaporates almost instantly, and they require daily watering. I sometimes forget this watering, and in consequence, a third of the radishes … Continue reading

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Phase 4

15/04/11: Radishes grew taller, leaves having a large heart shape. I rotate the tray from time to time so that the stems do not always bend in the same direction, towards sunlight. One of the several sunflower seeds has grown … Continue reading

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Phase 3

07/04/11: A great deal of advancement to note. Firstly, noticed that soil dried out quickly and tray an box require almost daily watering. Secondly, the radishes all have stems with an average of three leaves bloomed. Tallest radish stem measures … Continue reading

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Phase 2

01/04/11: Checked up on the seeds, no apparent growth on the chillies nor the pumpkins. However, radishes have advanced considerably. Nearly all radish seeds have one millimeter white stem, one seed even having an unfolding leaf. Temperatures always excede 23º … Continue reading

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