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June 22, 2012

 

a Peter Rabbit doll

Beatrix Potter’s Microscope

Potter's fascination with animals and plants began long before her literary career.

May 21, 2012

 

frame wood lumber

When A Tree Falls In The Woods

When it comes to carbon emissions, not all felled trees are created equal.

April 30, 2012

 

spittlebug

The World’s Biggest Spittoon

In the spring, the eastern half of North America turns into one big spittoon for spittlebugs.

July 13, 2011

 

infared portrait

You’d Look Stunning In Infrared

What would it be like if our eyes evolved to see infrared light?

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.

November 26, 2010

 

5 jars of freshly made maple syrup

Sweet Sap: What Exactly Is Maple Syrup?

Why do sugar maple trees produce sweet sap?

May 6, 2009

 

Ringed Sacoglossan sitting at ocean bottom

Sea Slugs That Really Are What They Eat!

In some species, up to half the sugar produced by the captive chloroplasts is passed to the sea slug.

April 29, 2009

 

Magnified chloroplast cells

Solar-powered Sea Slugs

Chloroplasts should not be able to work once they are removed from algal cells because those cells contain proteins that control their operation.

November 13, 2007

 

Fresh red tomatoes

Inserting and Containing Genes

Scientists have come up with a way of keeping engineered genes from accidentally altering wild plants. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 9, 2007

 

looking upward at a palo verde tree

The Palo Verde

How do dessert plants adapt to such an extreme environment? Some plants have unusual methods.

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