Tag: christmas

Twas the Night before Christmas

(found at the AP Bio list-serv) Twas the night before Christmas and all through the cell, Not a creature was stirring, not even an organelle. The chromosomes were hung in nucleus with care, In hopes that mitosis would soon take…

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It could have been “O Mistletoe”

This nice video by Kew Gardens explains the traditions behind decorating our houses with Christmas trees, holly and mistletoe. What do these plants symbolise and what is their history? How can they be used as medicine? Where can you find…

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The world’s smallest Christmas card

How wide was the smallest Christmas card you ever got? Maybe 5 – 10 cm? Or even less? Captured by the Beltsville Electron Microscopy Unit, part of the USDA. Sixty Symbols has produced this fantastic video in which they document…

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A Little Bit of Christmas Geekiness

Baubles, stars and angels…traditional Christmas ornaments are beautiful, but the geek inside me always stomps her feet and screams for something a little bit different. Therefore I was delighted when I found Audrey Jeanne’s tutorial for microscopy slide Christmas ornaments.…

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What grows on ice fields?

Can you name the four that things plants need to grow? Now imagine these resources an environment like the Arctic, where temperatures can drop below −50 °C. Sir David Attenborough explains in this video how some plants manage to survive…

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The Science of Christmas Trees

Ecologist Dr Markus Eichhorn talks about the different christmas tree species, how they cope with the central heating in your home and why he prefers natural christmas trees to artificial ones.

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