While air pollution has become one of the biggest and most difficult problems that humans have to deal with, scientists have been trying to find ways of reducing it. It is a common belief that hybrid vehicles could contribute greatly to the reduction of air pollution and the protection of the environment. During the last decade, increasing effort has been made all over the world in order to reduce the impact on fuel consumption and greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions from passengers cars. In spite of
Did you know that "man's best friends" have been living with human beings for about 15,000 years? Not surprisingly, in certain cases, the dog has the role of a social partner in a person's life. As a result, a unique relationship that is based on companionship and affection is created. More importantly, there's no doubt that the bond created between pups and their owners is extremely strong. According to scientists, it can be even stronger than the bond between a parent and his children.
Have you ever wondered how many natural remedies can be found all over the world? So many of them have been known for centuries and people have been using them to relieve or even cure certain diseases. The famous Mastic, a resinous gum with medicinal properties well-known in the ancient world, is one of them. Mastic (the word comes from the Greek mastikhan, meaning "to grind the teeth") is exuded by the bark of the tree called Pistacia lentiscus. This kind of tree grows primarily on
Who wouldn't love being the owner of a fluffy kitty that purrs softly when you stroke it? And who wouldn't enjoy the companion of a playful dog? After all, it is considered to be man's best friend. Nobody can deny that both cats and dogs are the most popular pets in the world. However, there are many differences between a dog and a cat, including its physical features, nature, and character. Russian artist Bird Born has created a hilarious series of comics to show six
Did you know that Axel Erlandson was the man who created a most unusual form of art? This brilliant artist was a horticulturist who became well known for shaping living trees into extraordinary forms and fascinated everyone who looked at them. His skillful creations made him famous and inspired a lot of artists all over the world. Axel Erlandson was born in 1884 to Swedish parents. His family immigrated to the United States in 1886. During his early years he grew up in Minnesota,
Cartoon characters have raised generations since they were first featured on screen. Although decades have passed since then, they still remain young and active. Have you ever thought of how the cartoon characters of your childhood would look like if they would show their actual age? Tom and Jerry - Age 75 You just can't help loving these two! The ongoing cat and mouse cartoon rivalry has been going on since 1940 when they first appeared on screen. Tom and Jerry have been
Artist Philippa Rice has created an inspiring comic series about how love shows itself in small everyday things couples do. It is commonly known that daily life may harm relationships. Everyday routine, work-related stress and responsibilities sometimes make you neglect your sweetheart. However, there are also countless small things couples do to show their love and affection. These things are what inspired Rice to create a comic book titled Soppy. If you live with your loved one, some of the following illustrations will probably remind
Passionflower, also known as passiflora incarnata, maypop, apricot vine, water lemon or wild passion vine is a fast-growing perennial, which gardeners love growing. Its large flowers have 5 long stamens and 5 white petals, magenta to blue. According to tradition, it is called passion vine because its floral parts represent the elements of the Crucifixion (3 styles for the 3 nails, 5 stamens for the 5 wounds, the ovary for the hammer, and the corona which resembles Jesus' crown of thorns). Passionflower was brought to America