Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

Knowing The Science Of Your Body

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Your body is a complex mass of intertwining muscles, veins, and neurons. The science of your body may be something that you want to forget about now that you are out of health from school, but you still should know what makes your body work. In fact, the things that you do are all related to the science of your body. The way that you perform, the problems that you face with health and your overall life’s experience has to do with your body. The science behind it is important to know because, in the long term, you can make changes to each of these aspects when you know how your body works.

For example, why do you overeat? It could be because your body isn’t working correctly in that your brain isn’t getting the message from your stomach that you are full. It could be that you are eating too much because your body is craving food to compensate for a missing mineral or vitamin in your diet. Or, it could be that your brain and emotional triggers are off and your hormone imbalance is wrong, causing you to emotionally eat.

Take the time to understand the science of your body and you will ultimately be able to make decisions that can make your body healthier and make you happier, too.

Are Tropical Flowers healthy?

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Flowers are the natural perfumes of the world. Walking past a fragrant rose is like inhaling romance itself. There are so many types of flowers to love, those that are utterly tamed and those with wild qualities. Some of the most exotic, compelling flowers that exist today are grown in the tropical climates of the world. From Southeast Asia to Hawaii and onto South America and sub-saharan Africa, tropical flowers are the great beauties of the flowers world.

There are so many incredible varieties of tropical flowers, it is impossible to list them all here, they could fill encyclopedic sized books. But here is a list of some of the superstars of the tropical flower world:

Of all the tropical flowers in the world, the ones considered the most elegant, and truly the most exotic, are orchids. Their names are as exotic as their look, delicate flowers that spring off strange and ever growing branches. From cymbidiums to dendrobiums, cattleya and phalaenopsis, the orchid is the queen of the tropical flower world. They are intricate plants and require very specific needs to thrive. They are only happy in indirect sunlight, which mimicks the dense tropical forests in which they grow. They must have moist air, and will only flower when watered properly. Maintaining a flowering orchid is considered one of the great challenges in horticulture and orchid experts have sprung up around the world, as a highly paid, sought after consultants to those wanting to keep these gorgeous plants blooming.

ON the other end of the spectrum, anthuriums, grown everywhere from Southeast Asia to Hawaii, are very hearty. They are thought to be the longest lasting tropical plants, lasting for 2-3 weeks after cutting. They sport a beautiful heart shaped leaf, which is fire engine red in color.

Bird of Paradise, a tall, amazon-like flower, which is seen in all warm climates, is a fantastic show piece. It comes in a large variety of bold colors, from red to yellow, and yes, it’s flower resembles a bird, most likely a peacock, and runs as tall as a rooftop.

There are many varieties of the Protea, a rich looking flower thought to have begun in the south American rain forests and spread to other places on earth. Its flower resembles a sun, with a fantastic orange yellow orb in the middle and elegant petals which unfold from its middle.

For those who have become interested in tropical flowers there are hundreds of great publications devoted to cataloguing flower varieties. It is worth an afternoon at the local library, or even a trip to a local nursery to begin to great adventure.

Science And Cooking: a Lesson For Anyone

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Science is often thought of as a method of creating formulas and doing experiments. Food doesn’t usually come into play with that, though. Science and cooking actually do go hand in hand. When you prepare food to eat, you change the physical and often chemical reaction of the food to make it into something new. That is science.

What makes this so interesting is just how well you can get children involved in science through the means of cooking. Even the smallest of children will enjoy the thrill of watching baking soda and vinegar bubble up in the reaction that happens. Older children can even learn a bit of math with measurements and the explanation of how batter for a cake ends up into such a moist and tasty creation is just as interesting.

There are many reasons and ways to get your children involved in making food, preparing meals and to get them interesting in just the science of it all. For those children that love science, this is a great real life experience for them. For those that do not have a real interest in it, cooking may be a great way to open their minds to it!

Incorporating Science into Lives

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

No matter what age you are, science should play a significant role in your everyday life. Science helps people to understand what is happening around them and why it happens the way that it does. But, even if you did not do well in your science courses during school, it is still important for you to consider adding it into your life today.

To do this, take the time to grab a few ingredients for a science experiment. You can find a wealth of options available to you. Each one can help to stimulate your mind and answer questions for your senses. Or, you can enjoy a hot air balloon ride or a fun roller coaster. All of these things actually play a role in just how much science we enjoy and get to experience.

No matter if it is a small project or a simple observation, take in the way that things around you work. You may be able to take that information and then use it later in life. It may spark your interest for additional projects or simply to add a lot of character to the person that you are. Just look at the computer you are using right now. That is a science project fit for anyone to explore in terms of how it works!

Science Making Life Longer

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

In 1920, the average life span of a human was about 64 years old. That does not seem like a very long time. Today, that expectancy has risen to 77 years old. That is a lot more living for many people and you can thank science for it. IT is no mistake that people are living longer because of the advancements in medical technology. Now, people are able to use the best of the best in medical treatments. They can even have transplants for various organs or even a mechanical organ used until a real one can be found.

Science has also improved the length of life in other ways. For example, the advancements in improving food quality and gaining additional nutrients is just as important. The fact that science has taught people how to kill bacteria and how to avoid it, has helped to keep people healthy longer.

What is so unique and often so important is the fact that people can live a longer and a healthier life. Science has helped more people than ever to reach the 100 year old mark. With these advancements, it is likely that people will hit that goal ever so slightly over the next decades.

Astrology, medicine, astronomy

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

For as long as man has been on earth, he has watched the stars. Astrology, the science that developed from stargazing, has survived the centuries, but not in tact. Astrology has taken many hits over time, it has been, at times, derided by scientists as an utterly fake belief system, and has undergone many transformations. While it has survived, modern day astrology is a distant relative of its ancient ancestors.

When astronomers first began to map the heavens thousands of years ago, and to place the planets in that stratosphere, they also began to designate characteristics for the planet’s movements as they believed the plants held sway over daily life. For example, Pluto was considered believed, to have underworld qualities, while Venus was considered a plant of love and attraction. Mars was the planet of war, and Saturn the taskmaster of the universe.

Those trained to map the stars and their movements used the planetary activity, combined with their personal traits, as tools, to help, to serve and to predict. Medical experts consulted astrological charts to aid in healing. Astrologers believed that the planets ruled certain parts of the human body and so doctors used the stars as both a diagnostic tool as well as a tool for rehabilitation. Engineers used astrology for planning and executing great civic projects. Astrologers were consulted in marriage proposals and births were watched closely to attain their auspicious qualities. Astrology also played a major role in the prediction and interpretation of weather, famines and wars.

Several civilizations relied heavily on astrology to set their course. Egyptian, Babylonian, Greek and Roman societies all held astrologers in vaulted positions. They were considered highly trained men, with great wisdom to impart.

The astrology chart system is one of the only aspects of the science which has largely remained untouched over time. It breaks the year down into the twelve parts, each part is ruled by a series of planetary influences. Astrologers believe that the moment a child is born determines much about their personality and their future.

Astrology’s popularity soared into the Middle Ages and then saw a rapid decline, making it almost obsolete. Beginning with the mid-20th century, though, its profile has risen, culminating in a modern day resurgence. Astrology experts are now highly paid consultants in many parts of the world, and many enjoy world wide popularity, by virtue of major publications and the internet.