Monthly Archives: December 2009

Iris as Lily as Symbol

The brand on the shoulder of Milady, Countess de Winter in Alexandre Dumas’s The Three Musketeers is a fleur-de-lis. It was burned into her shoulder by the executioner of Lille when she (a nun) and a priest (the executioner’s brother) … Continue reading

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It’s Complicated Being Green

Plants are green because their cells are filled with molecules of a pigment called chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a protein bonded to magnesium and resembles hemoglobin structurally. Chlorophyll molecules are found in organelles called chloroplast, which look suspiciously like cyanobacteria. In … Continue reading

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