A pair of new studies reveals the multiple ways that a widely used insecticide harms bumblebees and honeybees. The reports, one by a U.K. team and one by a French team, appear online at the Science Express Web site of the journal Science, on 29 March, 2012. Science is published by AAAS, the nonprofit, […]
Blood oranges need a cold period for the brilliant red colour. Researchers have discovered the gene that creates the anthocyanins (red pigments) and they now understand why this gene is only active under cold temperatures. Eventually blood oranges could be grown in warmer climates.
Picture card landscapes in some areas of Australia have been replaced by a barrenness dotted with outlines of skeletonised trees — a ravaged legacy of what has been coined the white death, an aftermath of rising salt from the parched earth. These saline soils are toxic to vegetation. Just as a high sodium diet can […]
Delicious eggplant casserole with tomato, lemon grass and chilli. Ingredients; 2 tsp peanut oil 1 clove garlic – finely chopped 2 tomatoes, quartered. Remove seeds and pulp 1 lemongrass finely chopped (keep stalk) 1 Spring onion cut into 3 cm pieces 2 Eggplants (long and thin) cut into 4cm and long x 1cm wide pieces […]