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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

 

Hay-choo!

So you think goldenrod causes hay fever? Find out the truth about hay fever on today's Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Cotton that Defends Itself

It may sound like science fiction, but a certain kind of plant has been engineered to grow its own pesticide. Find out which plant on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Does Trampling Harm the Grass?

You may be wondering how grass on football and baseball fields stays so green, especially with all that heavy traffic. Grass on athletic fields is planted over a layer of sand, which greatly reduces the problem of compaction.

September 27, 2003

 

Caterpillar vs. Plant

In the real world, some caterpillars and plants engage in a deadly struggle for survival. We’re talking full-scale battle, involving chemical weapons no less.

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