Campsoscolia ciliata is a type of wasp. The plant that runs it through a fake-out mating routine is the Ophrys speculum. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Flowers can be more than just pretty and colorful, they can be good for you as we explain in this Moment of Science.
Surprisingly, even though there is no light to catch, the sunflower will continue to bend every day just as it did when it was outside. This is a classic example of what scientists call a circadian rhythm — it’s a daily cycle of behavior that is internal to the organism, rather than being solely triggered by the environment.
It’s not a blinding speed, but it’s enough to save you from a soaking. Afterward, the little fellows open up again and go back to catching sunbeams.
Ever wonder why moths fly toward bright lights? Find out on today's Moment of Science.
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The coloring of certain flowers can have motivational effects on bees and caterpillars. Find out how on this Moment of Science.