New plants to beat climate change

If you thought plants are worried about the climate change and the increasing carbon emissions, think twice. Plants are in fact trying to make use of the increased carbon dioxide presence in the atmosphere now.

Plants are in fact trying to make use of the increased carbon dioxide presence in the atmosphere now.

Biologists have identified plant enzymes that may help to engineer plants that take advantage of elevated carbon dioxide to use water more efficiently. The finding could help to engineer crops that take advantage of rising greenhouse gases.

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Reasons to Recycle.

Reasons to Recycle.

Try to guess what the following images are.
426,000 cell phones discarded daily.
200,000 cigarette packs, the same number of Americans who die every six months due to smoking.
Set-up of thousands of small pictures, showing the traces of 11,000 planes, the number of commercial flights taking place in the U.S. every 8 hours.
1 million of plastic cups trashed every six hours in commercial flights.
60,000 plastic bags, discarded every 5 seconds.

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The Coolest Fruit On Earth.

Coolest Fruit

The wonders of the natural world never cease to amaze. Imagine: a fruit that when eaten, renders sour foods sweet. It’s like the Midas touch of food, and it actually exists.

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Reasons the world will end in 2012.

Don’t know whether its true or not, but just thout of sharing it to you. 7 reasons the world will end in 2012.

Scientific experts from around the world are genuinely predicting that five years from now, all life on Earth could well finish. Some are saying it’ll be humans that set it off. Others believe that a natural phenomenon will be the cause. And the religious folks are saying it’ll be God himself who presses the stop button…

1. Mayan Calendar

Mayan Calendar

The first mob to predict 2012 as the end of the world were the Mayans, a bloodthirsty race that were good at two things:

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Notable Diamonds.

The Koh-i-noor

The Koh-i-noor Diamond

The Kohinoor has a long, storied history and, according to some legends, is more than 5,000 years old. We know for sure it has been around since at least 1526, which is the first time it was identified by name in writing. For hundreds of years it was in the possession of various Indian Emperors and was even installed into the Peacock Throne of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (the guy responsible for the Taj Mahal). But in 1851, it was decided that the bauble would be presented to Queen Victoria, who immediately put it on display at the Crystal Palace Exhibition. After people expressed disappointment at the famous diamond’s lack of brilliance, she ordered it to be recut for a better display. After it was cut down by about 80 carats to its current 108.93 size, the diamond was moved from a tiara to the centerpiece of the Queen consort’s crown (used by both Queen Alexandra of Denmark and Queen Mary of Teck) and finally to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s crown in 1936. It remained there until her death in 2002 and was set in the Imperial State Crown afterward. It’s probably best that it’s now locked up in the Tower of London, because there is supposedly a curse upon it that says, “He who owns this diamond will own the world, but will also know all its misfortunes. Only God, or a woman, can wear it with impunity.” Do you think it’s a coincidence that only female members of the Royal Family have worn the gem?

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The Komodo Dragon: The Largest and Most Lethal Lizard on Earth

The Komodo Dragon - Image 1

Image: Mats Stafseng Einarsen

Its tongue flickers snakishly from a mouth filled with toxic potential while its body boasts the bulk of a crocodile’s. Armed with the lethal weapons of our most feared reptilian counterparts, the Komodo dragon is best left alone. There’s just one snag: this fiend wouldn’t necessarily want to leave you alone, and you might not even know about it if it were on your tail. What’s more, it now seems that the largest lizard on the planet is deadlier than anyone previously thought.

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The Sharpest View of the Sun.

This stunning image shows remarkable and mysterious details near the dark central region of a planet-sized sunspot in one of the sharpest views ever of the surface of the Sun. Just released, the picture was made using the Swedish Solar Telescope now in its first year of operation on the Canary Island of La Palma . Along with features described as hairs and canals are dark cores visible within the bright filaments that extend into the sunspot, representing previously unknown and unexplored solar phenomena. The filaments’ newly revealed dark cores are seen to be thousands of kilometers long but only about 100 kilometers wide. Resolving features 100 kilometers wide or less is a milestone in solar astronomy and has been achieved here using sophisticated adaptive optics, digital image stacking, and processing techniques to counter the blurring effect of Earth’s atmosphere.

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Worlds Deadliest Poisons.

Golden Poison Frog

Golden Poison Frog

It is probably the most poisonous animal on Earth. It is so toxic that even touching it can be dangerous. A single frog contains enough poison to kill 20,000 mice or 10 people. It is usually found in Central and South America. Scientists are unsure of the source of this frog’s amazing toxicity, but it is possible they assimilate plant poisons, which are carried by their prey.

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