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Glacial History Affects Alpine Plant's Shape And Growth Habit
2013-10-17 08:17:50

During the Ice Ages the European Alps were covered by a thick layer of ice.

Other Plants Survive Harsh Environments With Help From Cushion Plants
2013-02-19 10:09:53

Alpine cushion plants help other plants in harsh mountain environments to survive.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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