Word of the Day: Calculus

If you haven’t taken a calculus class, you’ve probably heard this word and felt some trepidation. Why do we have calculus? Why do scientists need to learn it?…

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Word of the Day: Nitrification

Nitrification is an important step in the nitrogen cycle in soil. It is the process by which microbes convert ammonia into nitrites and then into nitrates. Plants that…

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Word of the Day: Xylem

The vascular tissue in plants that carries water and dissolved nutrients upward from the roots to the leaves and helps to form the woody substance in stems.

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Word of the Day: Dark Matter

It may shocking to learn that all the particles that we know of, everything that is made out of atoms and molecules, and therefore everything you see when…

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