In Devil in the Mountain, Simon Lamb theorizes about the origin of the Andes and captures the essence of what it is to be a field geologist
Larry Holmes's posthumous book, Investigative Pathways, examines experimental careers on a broad scale and in fine detail
There are two types of astronomers, says W. Patrick McCray, those who have private access to a giant telescope and those who do not
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The Hydrangea macrophylla (big-leafed hydrangea) plant is the only known plant that can 'detect' the pH level in surrounding soil!
One of the world’s most popular ornamental flowers, it conceals a bouquet of biological and biochemical surprises. The iconic “snowball” shaped hydrangea blooms are a common staple of backyard gardens.
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