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July 11, 2013

 

Three tomatoes hanging in a garden.

The Great Tomato Debate

On this Moment of Science, find the truth about tomatoes. Fruit or veggie?

November 13, 2007

 

Annual Cosmo flowers

Why Do Plants Flower When They Flower?

Have you ever wondered why some flowers only bloom for a few days in the early spring, while others bloom much later, or all summer long?

July 17, 2007

 

Century Plant agave in bloom

Monocarpic Plants

The agave plant is a monocarpic, meaning it flowers just once, and then it dies. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 4, 2007

 

ant crawling on fern plant

The Mystery of the Fern’s Nectar

For a plant, nectar is something like a political campaign contribution. "The Mystery of the Fern's Nectar" on this Moment of Science.

October 31, 2006

 

a Amborella trichopoda flower

The First Flowers

There is nothing more emblematic of spring and summer than flowers, but why do plants have flowers, and how did they evolve?

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