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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.

July 29, 2005


Plant Hair

Have you ever seen a hairy plant? Plants may appear to have hair, but the technical term for plant hair is trichomes. These trichomes may resemble hair, but they’re not the same as what we mammals have. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 24, 2004


Plants Arming Themselves

Imagine this scenario. You're a plant, and a butterfly lays its eggs on you. What do you do? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


Growing Plants Indoors

Having trouble keeping your indoor plants alive? Well you may not have the right type of plant that is suitable for indoor life. If you don’t have much light in your home or office, the best kind of plant is one that comes from a habitat where there isn’t much sunlight, and where temperatures are high and pretty constant throughout the year.

September 27, 2003


Those Autumn Reds Are Really Sunscreen?

Do red, fall leaves act as a sunscreen? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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