Plants are adapted to particular growing conditions - moisture levels, soil types, climate and quite importantly resistance to pathogens that the plant may or may not have encountered in the environment in which it evolved. In the end it's all about evolution....
As far as the UK is concerned, the £400bn cost of covid this year has been "paid for" already by quantitative easing - the Bank of England has bought back roughly that amount of Gilts/bonds from the financial institutions with newly created money, and...
A great Irish dish is champ. Boil and mash potatoes and in another pan cook chopped scallions in milk. Put both milk and scallions into the mash and add loads of butter. Heart attack on a plate but a delicious way to go.
They have a cross on a hill in Riverside, California. From there you can see the cross from all over the city. Atheists tried to have the cross removed from city land, and the city council planned to give in to them. Angry citizens found out about the...
We call a bicycle in Scotland a push bike because we spend more time pushing it up hills than doing actual cycling. We call a bicycle in Scotland a push bike because we spend more time pushing it up hills than doing actual cycling.
Scotland offers one of the best opportunities for industrial scale clean hydrogen production in Europe. There are many reasons that Scotland is the right choice for companies looking to develop hydrogen energy solutions. None more so than the fact that...
It was a raining day yesterday. So it was nice to walk into the High street Happy with the freedom to walk Happy with freedom It is raining. Walking into Dumbarton High Street.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see Good art brings something beautiful to our lives, and a wider vision to our world. Particularly important in these dark times, that we take these little rays of sunshine wherever we can.
Catholic Church in Northern Ireland is deeply unhappy at how the Executive shut churches as Advent starts. Archbishop Eamon Martin says: "I cannot understand how a person may still go to an off-licence to buy alcohol but might not be permitted to visit...
A walk in a rainy Helensburgh This is a walk in a rainy day in Helensburgh To spacer w deszczowy dzień w Helensburgh