We all know the stinging sensation and welling up of tears that comes from chopping onions. But why does this happen? In fact, the reason onions make us cry can be traced back to the soil. Onions are part of the Genus Allium plant family, along with garlic, leeks and chives, and they absorb sulfur from the soil. When we cut into an onion, we break its cells, releasing the contents inside. This allows chemicals that were previously separated by a cell membrane to combine with each other and with the air. Enzymes and amino acid sulfoxide chemicals from inside the cells react to produce a volatile sulfur gas. This gas wafts up from the onion and reacts with the natural water in your eye to form sulfuric acid, which brings about the familiar stinging sensation. ...
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Given on special occasions or simply to tell another person how much you care, flowers continue to be appreciated as gifts and for their beauty. Whether it is Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or just an ordinary day, a nice floral bouquet is bound to bring smiles to its recipient's face. Yet while flowers are a great gift and add a splash of color, they also do much more for us. In fact, flowers help the environment around us in many ways. Flowers appear on plants, which themselves are beneficial to our ecology and environment. As is well-known, plants produce much of the oxygen in our atmosphere through the process of photosynthesis. During the cycle of photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide from the air through their leaves. Then, using sunlight, water, and minerals from the soil,
Public awareness and support for conservation of the Ganges River dolphin is virtually non-existent, and although the Wildlife Protection Act of India mandates dolphin conservation as a priority, little has been done at the government level to implement or enforce the law. Our work in India In 1997, WWF India developed a plan of action for the conservation of the Ganges River dolphin. WWF's objective for freshwater cetaceans is to ensure that habitat degradation and fisheries bycatch do not threaten any species of freshwater cetacean. Specifically for the Ganges River dolphin, WWF aims to reduce or eliminate the threats caused by fisheries bycatch and habitat degradation by 2012. To mitigate the identified threats, WWF encourages local communities along a 164km-stretch of important
In evolutionary terms, this is a remarkable system that has helped our species survive. Perceiving threats? Encounters with lions, muggers in dark alleys or the loss of a loved one are fairly universal in eliciting the stress response. There are three main parts of you that control your stress response your hypothalamus and your pituitary (both in your brain), and your adrenal glands by your kidneys. Cortisol is very important in your stress response - keeping your blood sugar and blood pressure up to help you escape from danger. So, does stress kill brain cells? The answer seems to be yes. Stress causes the release of a hormone called cortisol. Giving rats daily injections of corticosterone (rat cortisol) for several weeks kills certain brain cells. ...
RISMEDIA, September 8, 2010 Real estate professionals know that a short sale transaction can take months for it to be approved and closed. The reality is that short sales usually take three to four times as much as a regular sale to finally get to the closing. From the time the Realtor actually gets the property under contract to the time the lender approves, it could take anywhere from 30 days to six months, depending on how fast the borrower provides critical information for lender and Investor approval. Even then, you still have one more variable to account for which is the buyer waiting for all this time to get the contract approved by the lender. For this, setting the expectations is a key factor in any short-sale transaction. Buyers who make an offer on a short-sale property need to
Behold now, this city is near to flee to, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one? ) and my soul shall live. Lot s Flight from Sodom. Before God destroyed these cities, He sent two angels to Lot. to Lot, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee. refuge in a little city, named Zoar, not very far. /. /anonymous/mother stories from the old testament/lots flight from sodom. htm. granted you this favor, in that I will not destroy the. came to Zoar. to rain upon Sodom and Gomorrah, and he destroyed those cities. /. /sherman/the childrens bible/lots escape from a wicked. htm. that this region was so attractive before Yahweh destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. last phrase, in the vicinity of Zoar, attaches itself not to Egypt. /. //christianbookshelf.
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