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Q: I love gifting poinsettia flowers to my friends and family during the holiday time, but it has come to my attention that they may be toxic. Could you let me know which plants are unsafe for gifting to homes with pets?
As a result of the project, students engaged in activities that supported learning skills in reading (following instructions) writing (science journals), math (graphs and measurements), science exploration and design challenges.
Jody Einerson, Diana Camacho-Figueroa |
Nov 2022 |
It’s unclear why the population of brown marmorated stink bug exploded this year. Like other insects, the population of the shield-shaped brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) varies from year to year depending on climatic factors.
Foods with antioxidants, soluble fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids help lower cholesterol. Berries, pomegranates, dark chocolate and leaf tea have polyphenols that can protect cholesterol from oxidation. Soluble fiber lowers...
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