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2012-12-16 05:04:13

Fruitcake Science returns to the Science Museum of Virginia for the lead science testing program of this holiday tradition in North America. Richmond, Virginia (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 In a recent survey of gifts people would least like to receive for Christmas, only VCRs, mock turtle neck sweaters and lickable stamps ranked lower than Fruit Cake. The Science Museum of Virginia, however, truly believe s that this much maligned piece of holiday pastry has a valuable role to play in the...

2012-12-08 05:02:27

From its top-selling Holiday House Bouquet to the new Joyous Bouquet, Edible Arrangements® is offering an expanded line of fresh fruit gifts for the holiday season. Wallingford, Conn. (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 From its top-selling Holiday House Bouquet to the new Joyous Bouquet, Edible Arrangements® is offering an expanded line of fresh fruit gifts for the holiday season. “The holidays are a special time of year to gather and celebrate with family and friends,” said...

2012-12-05 05:03:13

Holiday meals can be as colorful as the tree and the trimmings with recipes made with nutritious summer-fresh fruits from Chile. Tasty and festive side dishes featuring fresh Chilean fruits add color, flavor and cheer to all seasonal celebrations. Sonoma, CA (PRWEB) December 04, 2012 Holiday meals can be as colorful as the tree and the trimmings with recipes made with nutritious summer-fresh fruits from Chile. Tasty and festive side dishes featuring fresh Chilean fruits add color, flavor...

Prescription Drugs And Grapefruit Can Be Bad Medicine
2012-11-27 05:21:17

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that, while there is a rise in the number of prescription drugs that result in negative effects due to interactions with grapefruit, few physicians are aware of these consequences. The article was completed by a group of researchers who discovered the interactions among grapefruit and prescription drugs over 20 years ago. By summarizing the evidence...

Seedless Watermelon Farmers Helped Through Pollenizer Research
2012-10-16 16:53:33

Research from North Carolina State University on flower production and disease resistance in watermelon varieties should help bolster seedless watermelon harvests for farmers. Seedless watermelons are more popular than seeded watermelons, making them a more profitable crop for farmers. But the flowers of seedless watermelon plants must be fertilized with pollen from the male flowers of seeded watermelon plants, because seedless plants do not produce genetically viable pollen. This is a...


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Hardy kiwi, Actinidia arguta
2014-01-04 14:34:30

Actinidia arguta is a very hardy, perennial vine species. The plant produces a small fruit that gives the species its common names: Hardy kiwifruit, Kiwi berry, Arctic kiwi, Baby kiwi, Desert kiwi, Grape kiwi, Northern kiwi and Cocktail kiwi. A. arguta is a member of the Actinidiaceae family. The plant can be found growing in Japan, Korea, Northern China and Russian Siberia. A. arguta fruits are edible and don’t require peeling. Its fruit is typically the size of a berry or grape and it...

Davidsonia, Journal
2012-04-25 14:26:44

Davidsonia is a scientific journal published by the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden. It specializes in the botanical natural history of the pacific northwest and horticultural and plant conservation issues. The print edition of Davidsonia existed from 1970 to 1981. It was revived in 2002 as an online journal. The journal provides full open-access to content on its website www.davidsonia.org . The journal is named after British Columbia botanical pioneer John Davidson. It...

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2005-06-23 11:53:34

The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant in the family Asteraceae. The stem of the flower can grow up to 3 meters tall and the large flower head can reach up to 30cm in diameter. The sunflower is notable for turning to face the Sun, a behavior known as heliotropism. History Sunflowers are native to the Americas, and were domesticated around 1000 B.C. Francisco Pizarro found the Inca subjects venerating the sunflower as an image of their sun god, and gold images of the...

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Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'