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2012-05-14 10:04:17

From getting hands on with salt-tolerant samphire plants, to a lecture on 3D plant imaging and a tour of a permaculture garden, the activities for Fascination of Plants Day will give Australians a new insight into plants. In the two weeks around 18 May, Australian plant scientists from around the country are organizing events that showcase why plants are fascinating. Fascination of Plants Day is a worldwide event with 39 countries planning celebrations. The day is being organized by the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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