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July 9, 2015


drummond's rockcress

Adapting to Climate Change

Drummond's rockcress can alter its physical traits between generations, making it very adaptable to sudden environmental changes.

July 1, 2015



Fake Date

Courting, for these orchids, is a game of smoke and mirrors.

March 11, 2015


sagebrush plant

Plants Listen to the Relatives

Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.

January 6, 2015


spotted Knapweed plant

Offensive Plants

Some plants produce their own herbicides to ward off invaders and protect their turf.

September 13, 2014


Red and green beans clump on a Robusta coffee plant.

Evolution of the Java Jive

Researchers find that caffeine evolved in coffee, tea, and chocolate independently.

October 4, 2013


A used paper towel roll

How Do Paper Towels Absorb Water?

You've seen TV ads lauding the slurping powers of paper towels; while we won't make any exorbitant claims about them, we're going to discuss how they work.

October 1, 2013


A statue of Paul Revere under a canopy of green trees

The British Are Coming! A Story About Plant-Pathogen Relationships

We in the Animal Kingdom aren't the only ones who can sound an alarm when enemies attack. In their own way, plant proteins do it too.

July 31, 2013


Close-up of white bush honeysuckle blossom

How Invasive Plants Can Bully Natives Underground

Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington dig a little deeper into how non-native plant species take over ecosystems.

March 29, 2013


plant close up

Word Of The Day: Gametophyte

Time once again for the Moment of Science Word of the Day. Ready? Today's word is: Gametophyte.

August 22, 2012


a lily on the water at night

The Nightlife Of Plants

A plant's nightlife may not include dining and dancing, but it does play an important role in its flowering season.

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