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Posts tagged Beans

April 18, 2011

 

nodules on plant stem

Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria Perform Valuable Service

The bacteria take nitrogen out of the air and make it available to other living organisms in an amazing process.

January 20, 2011

 

A corn and beans salad

Corn And Beans Grow Well Together… Why?

The Maya knew that corn and beans grow well together, just as in this country some farmers rotate their crops.

July 7, 2010

 

mexican-jumping-beans

Why Do Mexican Jumping Beans Jump?

You may have held Mexican jumping beans as a child and wondered how they work. The answer may surprise you...

June 2, 2005

 

Beans That Go Jump in the Hand

What gives the magic jumping bean it’s hop? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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