Where Do Camels Store Water?

Even though camels can plod through the desert for days with very little water, it’s a myth that they store water in their humps and stomach. Unlike most mammals, a camel does not have layers of fat under its skin.  A camel’s fat is accumulated in its hump.  When food and water are scarce the…

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Just Where Is Cyberspace?

These days people talk about cyberspace as if it were a new location out there in regular space. Cyberspace is not spacial the way your house is. When people talk about cyberspace, they’re talking about a virtual place, generated by computers communicating. Cyberspace is information. It’s the word we now use for that huge network…

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Warm Blooded Plants

Few people realize that some plants can actually thermo-regulate themselves. They behave as if they were mammals by altering heat production to keep their temperatures surprisingly constant. Plants with the ability to warm themselves include philodendron, Jack in the Pulpit, Skunk Cabbage and many members of the Lily family. Experiments on some species of philodendron…

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Battling those Bugs

Battling microbes is becoming increasingly important, since bacteria that are immune to antibiotics are now showing up in some food products. Since cutting boards and kitchen work surfaces are common bacterial breeding grounds, it’s important to carefully clean these. Wouldn’t it be nice to always count on having a microbe-free work surface? Well, this is…

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Life In Your Microwave Oven

Microwaves are super high frequency electro magnetic waves often used in communication systems. Most of us meet microwaves when we cook in a microwave oven.  Microwave ovens generate super high frequency waves and scatter them throughout the oven.  The frequency of microwaves is just right to give energy to water molecules.  Microwaves cause them to…

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