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Mistletoe Can be Highly Toxic to Humans

20 Dec 2018

There's been a mystique around mistletoe since ancient times, probably on account of the curious way it grows. The plant is a “hemiparasite,” meaning that it can either grow in soil, or, more...

Profiting from Nature

5 Jun 2018

When you walk through the gates of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London, you enter a living pharmacy.  But instead of finding shelves with bottles, you’ll find beds of plants with intriguing signs...

Is there a scientific explanation behind Moses and the Burning Bush?

29 Mar 2018

Suggestions have been made that the Dictamnus albus plant, found throughout northern Africa is a candidate for the burning bush. In the summer, the plant, also known as the “gas plant,” exudes a...

There ain’t no cure for the summertime buzz!

20 Mar 2017

There’s a buzz in the air these days, a loud one. I’m sure you’ve heard it but it could have easily been mistaken for a malfunctioning drone plane stuck in the trees. The sounds of summer are...

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