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May 30, 2014

 

Grass with seed in golden light

How Does Trampling Harm Grass?

Trampling obviously harms grass, but do you know exactly how it does?

May 2, 2013

 

Tree branches at night

Sleeping With Plants

Can sleeping in a room full of plants can be dangerous? A common myth states that, at night, plants compete with people for oxygen!

November 21, 2011

 

Morus Alba

Can’t Hold Still: A Showcase Of Tropisms And Rapid Plant Movement

From subtle tropisms to blazing fast pollen release mechanisms, plants are moving constantly.

December 28, 2009

 

rainforest257

Evolution In Action

Why did rainforests evolve so much more diversity than other parts of the globe?

October 2, 2009

 

A ball of pulped paper in a green bowl.

How To Make Paper In Your Own Kitchen

Paper is an indispensable part of modern life. In fact, each American uses about 600 pounds of paper every year. Where does all this paper come from?

April 3, 2008

 

Predatory pitcher shaped plant

Sticky and Deadly

You've probably heard of the venus flytrap, but did you know there are other types of flesh-eating plants? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 21, 2007

 

Grove of Quaking Aspen trees

Quaking Aspen

The biggest living thing is not an animal at all, but a plant. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 31, 2006

 

a man holding a cactus boot

Saguaro Boot

If you're ever in the desert look out for these peculiar boots. Hint: They aren't on cowboys' feet.

December 16, 2004

 

Catnip

It induces euphoria, and excites the sexual regions of the brain. It is quite possibly hallucinogenic. What is it? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 2, 2004

 

Green fungi growing on a tree

Fungi

Fungi: Plant, Animal, or Neither? The answer may surprise you.

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