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What Is the Function of Plant Stomata?

Stomata are tiny openings or pores in plant tissue that allow for gas exchange. Stomata are typically found in plant leaves but can also be found in some stems. Specialized cells known as guard cells surround stomata and function to open and close stomatal pores. Stomata allow a plant to take in carbon dioxide, which is needed for photosynthesis.
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New Year's Greetings in German, Region by Region

When you want to say "Happy New Year" to someone in German, you will most often use the phrase Frohes neues Jahr . Yet, when you're in different regions of Germany or other German-speaking countries, you may hear different ways to wish someone well in the new year. Augsburg University in Bavaria conducted a study to find out which New Year's greetings dominated certain regions in Germany.
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Phoneme vs Minimum Pair in English Phonetics

In phonology and phonetics, the term minimal pair refers to two words that differ in only one sound, such as hit and hid . Minimal pairs serve as tools to establish that two (or more) sounds are contrastive . A difference in sound means a difference in meaning, notes Harriet Joseph Ottenheimer, and thus a minimal pair is "the clearest and easiest way to identify phonemes in a language" ( The Anthropology of Language , 2013).
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Funny Birthday Quote

A birthday is a joyous occasion. What could be a better birthday gift than the gift of happiness? This birthday, share happiness by spreading laughter using a funny birthday quote. If you enjoy wisecracks, this page has funny birthday quotes to suit your sense of humor. Robert Frost A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
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Bluefield College Admissions

Bluefield College Admissions Overview: Bluefield College is not a highly selective school; the acceptance rate is 85%, and students with good test scores and grades above average are likely to get in. Students are encouraged to visit the campus, and/or to talk with an admissions counselor before applying.
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Baldcypress - Urban Tree of the Year

Testimony after testimony from urban foresters and park administrators support the up and coming bald cypress or Taxodium distichum as the latest trend in selecting the best landscaping tree for many locations. Lawns, parks and street right-of-ways are growing baldcypress in profusion. Common baldcypress is an evergreen but acts deciduous as it drops its twiggy leaves in the fall.
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