Give Now

A Moment of Science

Posts tagged flowers

June 20, 2006

 

A fuit market.

What Is A Fruit, Really?

Are vegetables and nuts actually fruits? Find out what the botanists think.

January 28, 2006

 

rose

A Rose By Any Other Smell

In 1595, each rose likely did smell as sweet as the next, but now, fans of the mantra "stop and smell the roses" won't find much to smell.

December 2, 2005

 

Light and Flowering

What causes some plants to flower in spring, while others bloom in summer, and still others in fall? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 30, 2003

 

Sperm Sniff Out Their Targets

Do sperm have noses? Find out on this Moment of Science.

October 22, 2003

 

Shopping and Hummingbirds

It turns out that hummingbirds make shopping decisions as irrational as those of many humans. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Fake Date

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.

September 27, 2003

 

Mmm, Flowers

Flowers can be more than just pretty and colorful, they can be good for you as we explain in this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Keeping Sunflowers in the Dark

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.

September 27, 2003

 

A Romantic Way to Say Shut Up

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.

« Previous Page

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from A Moment of Science:

Support for Indiana Public Media Comes From

About A Moment of Science

Search A Moment of Science