Category Archives: Plants

Kentucky State Parks Plan Count of Animals, Plants

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Parks across Kentucky are inviting children to learn about biology and participate in a scientific count of living organisms. A statement from Kentucky State Parks says officials plan to hold a “BioBlitz” on Saturday when students, teachers, scientists and others conduct a count of animals, plants and other organisms in a designated area. Park naturalists and other experts will be available to offer assistance. Carey Ruff… Read Article →

How do plants perceive the world?

Plants perceive the world without eyes, ears or brains. Understanding how can teach us a lot about them, and potentially a lot about us as well. Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, “are just very slow animals”. This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has spent four decades investigating the interactions… Read Article →

Plant-Based Is Not the Same as Vegetarianism

Referring to heart disease, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD asks, “Why is there reticence to provide the public with guidelines that will spare them this disease or its progression?” in an article published in The American Journal of Cardiology. “The National Research Council position was that a dietary fat recommendation lower than 30% would be too frustrating for those attempting to achieve a significant reduction. Although it is uncertain to… Read Article →