Found 52 Articles for Nature

8 Tips for Getting Rid of Poison Ivy on Your Property

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 09-Mar-2023 14:32:40
Our gardens and yards may have some plants like Poison ivy that can cause an allergic reaction or skin irritation. Getting rid of poison ivy plants can be tricky as well as dangerous. Poison ivy is not poisonous but even minor contact with its leaves can cause an itchy and aching rash on the skin. The leaves, roots and stems of Poison ivy have urushiol which is sticky oil. When our skin comes in contact with the leaves or stems, urushiol is left behind on the skin which can cause a skin rash. Our gardens and yards may have some ... Read More

Difference Between Troposphere and Stratosphere

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 31-Jan-2023 11:28:15
The troposphere and stratosphere are the earth's atmospheric zones that exist one on top of the other. The troposphere is the earth's atmospheric zone that ranges from 8 to 18 kilometres. The stratosphere, on the other hand, can be expanded to a height of 50km. Our main focus in this article will be to highlight the differences between the Troposphere and the Stratosphere based on their location in the atmosphere and how they both affect the different parameters. We will see how the temperature, air, and current act in these layers. What is Troposphere? The troposphere is the lowest layer ... Read More

Difference between Tortoise and Turtle

Manisha Shejwal
Updated on 29-Sep-2022 13:33:20
Tortoises and Turtles both belong to class Reptilia of the order Testudines of Animalia kingdom. The word "Testudine" is derived from a Latin word, ‘Testa’, which means shell. Both, tortoises, and turtles have shells on their back to protect them from predators and various threats. They both lay eggs into the burrows. They both apparently look similar, but they have distinctive anatomical features as well as different habitat and behavior. They have been existing on the Earth since 200 million years. Read through this article to find out how turtles are different from tortoises. What is a Tortoise? Tortoise is ... Read More

Difference between Erosion and Weathering

Manisha Shejwal
Updated on 29-Sep-2022 13:08:54
There are various landforms on Earth’s surface such as rocks, cliffs, seashores, mountains, valleys, plateaus, and volcanic cones. The shape of these landforms continuously undergoes changes as they degrade due the exposure to changing environment, wind, ice, water, or any human activities. In Geology, the two terms are used to depict degradation of the landforms: Erosion and Weathering. Read through this article to understand the terms "Erosion" and "Weathering", and how they are different from each other. What is Erosion? Erosion is the process of breaking down rock particles and transporting those particles elsewhere thereby gradually changing the topography of ... Read More

Nanosensors – Our Plants and Animals Knows it Long Before

karthikeya Boyini
Updated on 23-Jan-2020 07:35:49
Do you know that the invention of Nanotechnology for which we are patting our back actually exists in our world from the beginning? Yes, some of our plants and animals have that special capability of Nanosensors inbuilt in their body to carry out some special functions? The awesome technology which we discovered recently is not new for them. They have been using the Nanosensors since their creation in this world. They have that special ability to detect the minute particle for which we are taking help of Nanosensors.You may be aware that, Nanosensors are one of the great inventions of ... Read More

Water on Mars. Is Life next?

Sharon Christine
Updated on 16-Jan-2020 10:45:25
In the past several decades, scientists have come up with various theories regarding possibility of life on Mars, and like most other mysteries this one is also yet to be solved. But for unfolding a possible discovery, NASA scientists having putting in lot of money, technology and effort into missions to Mars.Mars is the 4th planet from the Sun and currently second closest to Earth. With this proximity to Earth it has a few similar physical properties that drives scientific curiosity to find life on the red planet. And scientists consistently attempt to find whether the Martian Physical Environment was ... Read More

Project Florence Enabling Gardeners to know what plants “SPEAK”?

Sharon Christine
Updated on 16-Jan-2020 09:44:56
Plants are important to make a sense of balance between nature and in people’s lives. Being living organisms, they have a place in the vegetable kingdom that can live on land or in water. Plants and humans are mutually dependent for life and sustainability but are unable to share emotional bonds of each other.However, can you imagine that plants can even speak and feel the emotions of a human being? Yes, it is not just the imagination now. It can be possible. The gardeners can understand the thought of plants and can talk to them scientifically through a great research, ... Read More

Where can we find Blue Whales?

Ananya K
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25
The blue whale is known as the largest living marine mammal in the world. And also considered as even larger than most dinosaurs. A fully grown blue whale measure is about 100 ft. long and weigh more than 180 tons.Blue whales usually travel on their two primary seasons known as feeding season and mating season.During their feeding season (summer) they can be seen in their migration towards areas such as the Farallon Islands, Channel Islands and Monterey Bay. While during mating season (winter) they migrate towards the warmer tropical parts of the world such as the Gulf of Mexico and ... Read More

What is the measure for ozone layer?

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25
Ozone is measured as Dobson units. And a Dobson unit of gas is equal to a layer of gas, with a thickness of one-hundredth of a millimeter at the surface of the Earth. The ozone in the atmosphere is measured by about 300 Dobsons.Ozone is also known as a trace gas, meaning there are very few amounts in the atmosphere. In fact, it is concluded that out of every million molecules of gas in the atmosphere, less than ten are ozone. Though it does not sound or seems like much, it's enough to protect you from the Sun's UV rays.The ... Read More

What happens if it rains in the desert?

Samrat T
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
There are many interesting answers to this question. But I found one very fascinating and amazing phenomenon. When it rains suddenly in the Atacama desert in Chile, which is the driest non-polar desert on Earth, there will be a sudden spur of life in the desert.If the desert gets heavy rainfall during their spring season which is October and November, there will be a sudden bloom of the flowers ‘hibernating’ beneath its surface. It fills the entire desert with an explosion of color by the flowers coming to their full bloom which is eagerly waiting for the rain, leaving the place ... Read More