South America

One Planet : Seven Worlds

One Planet : Seven Worlds is a BBC program by legendary sor david attenborough

Richest Person on Each Continent

Jeff Bezos: $92.6 billion, technology, North America Jorge Paulo Leman: $30.8 billion, Food and beverage, South America Amancio Ortega: $77.8 billion, fashion,real estate, investment… Europe Aliko Dangote: $13.7 billion, cement, sugar, flour,salt,. … Africa Mukesh Ambani: $41.9 billion, Oil & Gas, Asia Gina Rinehart, $16.6 billion, Mining, Oceania

Annatto (Bixa orellana L.)

Mysore is a famous city in Karnataka. It has a rich history and also pleasant climate. Due to this there are always flowers everywhere. It is city of gardens. There are numerous monumental buildings and temples. Near by is the Sangam where Cauvery river segments again merge. Also the famous palace of Tipu Sultan and his fort which was surrounded by a deep moat on all sides. But he was killed there. I came across these shrubs first time in the campus of CFTRI Mysore. The institute is doing  research to increase the yield of flowers and seeds. Seeds are… Read More »Annatto (Bixa orellana L.)

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier: Father of Modern Chemistry

Antoine Lavoisier, son of a wealthy lawyer,  was a social climber, tax collector and widely held to be the founder of modern chemistry. He was born in 1743 and was put to guillotine in 1794 on the charges of selling the adulterated tobacco which was a luxury and was very costly. It came from colonies in South America established by Europeans and employed black people as captives. He discovered oxygen gas and named it so. Joseph Priestly, English scientist had also discovered this gas but named it “dephlogisticated air”. Both knew that the gas was closely associated with combustion in… Read More »Antoine Laurent Lavoisier: Father of Modern Chemistry

Silk Floss Trees

The Silk Floss Trees are the native to South America. They belong to the same family as Baobab and Kapok trees. Like so many other species of trees and plants, due to ease of navigation, have been brought to another countries and have adapted to themselves to the local climate. Many explorers brought species found in the newly discovered lands to their country as a mark of the success of the voyage and also out of human curiosity to try and propagate the species in their own country. Due to the change in climate many traits undergo some differences from… Read More »Silk Floss Trees