10 best iPhone apps for gardening

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Whether or not you’ve got a green thumb, these apps will help your garden grow.

Timing is everything as those who garden are well aware.  And a bountiful crop requires planning and organization.  For novice and advanced gardeners alike, there is always something that can be learned about getting the best from the earth. Following are 10 great gardening apps that serve that very purpose, and can help yield juicier tomatoes, more fragrant rosemary, and brighter hydrangeas.

 

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Bee Colonies Still Dying Out in Record Numbers

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To bee or not to be?

You may know that since about 2006 there has been a large and growing problem with the honey bees which play a large part in fertilizing our flowers and crops.  Many bees, and in fact whole colonies have been dying due to an unknown factor which had been named Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD.  Scientists are still working to determine the exact cause of CCD – theories range from parasites to viruses or bacteria to pesticides – but none of these have yet been agreed upon as the reason for this astounding decline…

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How Do Bees Manage To Land Safely?

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Fancy Flying Makes For Better Honey?
Ever wondered how bees always manage to land on a picnic table, underneath a flower petal, or on a wall of a hive, without crashing or tumbling? Well, scientists have, for the first time, figured out how these insects touch down on all sorts of surfaces, from right side up to upside-down.

To find out, Mandyam Srinivasan, an electrical engineer from the Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland and the Australian Research Council’s Vision Centre, and colleagues first built a bee-landing platform that could be inclined at any angle from horizontal to inverted (like a ceiling), then they trained bees to land on it and began filming…

Archeologists Unearth Unique Roman Glass Bowl At Ancient London Cemetery

Archeologists Unearth Unique Roman Glass Bowl At Ancient London Cemetary

Liz Goodman, Museum of London conservator is seen with a Roman Millefiore bowl.

Archaeologists have unearthed a Roman glass bowl, thought to be a unique find in the Western Roman Empire, at an ancient cemetery beyond the walls of the old city of London. (Pics)

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Aeroponics: Grow Plants Without Soil

 Aeroponics: Grow Plants Without Soil

Using soil to grow plants is so last century. We live in the future, we don’t need to get our hands dirty with dirt. No, we’re all about aeroponics, where specially formulated nutrient mists replace soil. This Broto Domestic Greenhouse lets you use aeroponics to grow plants, constantly checking the pH, temperature, nutrients, and humidity to ensure that they grow as healthily as possible.

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