Natural garden: ideas and pictures

All structures are included All structures are included: green roofs, hedges for example with blackthorn or hawthorn, walls of layered stones, deadwood, compost, old trees, even gravel or stone paths. A garden is a retreat from the...

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Evolution: theories, meanings and examples

Presentation of the authors "One should see everything as simple as possible - but not simpler either", so Eva Jablonka and Marion J. Lamb quote Albert Einstein and with their work "Evolution in Four Dimensions. How genetics, epigenetics,...

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Insect dying: causes, consequences and insect protection in your own garden

A world without insects? There were no more apples, no pears, no plums, most fruits and vegetables failed. The flowers are dying too. Animals that eat insects vanish as do herbivores. Smelly animal carcasses littered around, because no in...

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Feeding birds: Birds save by feeding properly

Dramatic decline In 2016/2017, NABU's winter census showed a 17% decrease in frequent bird species on feeders. In Germany, almost half of all breeding birds are on the Red List of Endangered Species. Species of birds that rely on insects,...

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Mescaline - effects, risks, dangers

How does mescaline work? mescaline has a similar structure to 3-methoxy-4,5-methylenedioxyamphetamine( MMDA), the methoxy analog of 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine( MDA).Similar hallucinogens are 3,4,5-trimethoxyamphetamine( TMA), 2,4,5-tri...

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Death and grief: handling, processing and help with losses

death - A taboo? In the Middle Ages and early modern times dying and death were publicly present and ritually involved in everyday life. High child mortality and low life expectancy meant that people had to accept the loss of relatives an...

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Bionics - history, topics and examples

What is bionics Bionics, biology( technology) and( tech- nik) means the scientific practice of transferring biological solutions to human technology. Zoologists, botanists and neurobiologists, chemists and physicists work with medical pro...

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Anesthesia - history, methods and risks

Quacks and charlatans In Europe, alcohol was used to make the suffering more bearable well into the Middle Ages, but opium also served this purpose in various ways;people ate it, mixed it with wine or smoked it. The quacks, who went from ...

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Near-death experiences: explanations, examples and testimonials

look into the hereafter? "Suddenly I realized the whole thing and had the feeling, 'Here I was before'.(...) I felt that the way through the gate would mean my final physical death. Conscious of having the opportunity to return with the i...

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Amphibian extinction by fungi: ecological consequences and protective measures

Every third frog is threatened Every third frog, salamander and every third toad in the world are on the red lists of endangered species. The stocks of amphibians are exposed to thousands of damage anyway - their habitats disappear, the...

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Pharmacy earlier and today - History of pharmacy

Arabic Medicine Medieval Middle Ages medicine was more advanced than that of the Christian Occident and specialists produced drugs in the ninth century. Their shops were called "dakakin as-sayadila", and here they sold in addition to reme...

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Bird dying: causes and countermeasures

The Agricultural Desert In Germany, the birds that were part of everyday life in small-scale agriculture are dying out in Germany. Listening to the singing of a Skylark has become something special. Lapwing and partridge no longer live on...

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Bee dying: causes, distribution and consequences

The Varroa mite The mortal enemy of bees is currently the Varroa mite. Originally she came from Asia and had adapted to the local bees. About 40 years ago, imported bees brought the parasites to Europe. The mite gets over the bee brood, s...

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Skin - function and structure

Table of Contents A Sensory Organ The Skin as a Shield The Largest Organ Three Skin Layers How Does the Skin Protect? body temperature contact organ The color of the skin waste disposal The s...

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Placebo effect - explanation and examples

Table of Contents Placebo effect explanation? Sham Operations and Pill Size The Emotional Brain Two Pain Phases Placebo Effect Enhances the Effect of Real Drugs Doctors and the Placebo Effect Homeopathy An A...

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Witches - myths and reality

Table of Contents Witches: What is Myth and What is Real Witch Myth: The Witch Cult was a pagan religion that heroically perished in opposition to the Christian church. Witch Myth: The witch hunt served to destroy the wise wome...

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Naturopathy: mushrooms as medicine

Contents Mycotherapy - Mushrooms as Remedies Mushrooms as Medicines Detoxification with Medicinal Mushrooms Compensation for Nerves and Psyche Stability for the Immune System Other Therapeutic Products Pioneers ...

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Fish - healthy or poisonous?

Contents Protein and vitamin bomb Omage-3 fatty acids Vitamin D Iodine and fish consumption Poisons in fish Mercury Mercury poisoning How does mercury get into the sea? Mercury contaminated fish Disea...

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