Light-emitting animals

Published April 15, 2018

Light-emitting animals

Probably everyone was admiring the green summer lights of firefly-bugs on a warm summer evening! But did you know that not only some bugs but also other light-emitting animals have the ability to glow? For example, at night on the shore of the Black Sea one can see light strips on the crest of waves...

What do you know about potatoes?

Published December 30, 2018

What do you know about potatoes?

Those who observed potatoes in the basement in early spring noticed that when warm weather sets in, long white whips grow from its tubers. These are young potato stalks, growing due to the lack of light in long shoots, which easily break off from the tubers. With such germination of potatoes decreases the amount of nutrients in its tubers...

How does a plant drink water?

Published March 17, 2019

How does a plant drink water?

Plants consume an enormous amount of water. For some 100 days of spring crop development, they absorb water in an amount equal to 300500800 times their dry weight. After all, this is a continuous stream of water - a fountain! In addition, each plant emits continuous and invisible jets of water vapor into the air. Therefore, I wonder how the plant drinks water?..

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