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August 6, 2012



The Truth About Phototropism

What is positive phototropism and why does it matter?

May 17, 2012


meadow grass

Plant Self-defense

What keeps seemingly defenseless grass from hungry grazers?

April 30, 2012



The World’s Biggest Spittoon

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

April 19, 2012


shelf fungus growing on a tree

Friendly Fungus Amongus

What do you think, is shelf fungus the tree's friend or foe?

February 21, 2012


moose in water

Did You Know That Moose Can Have Arthritis?

Researchers have been studying moose for years and one thing they've found is while arthritis in moose is genetic, it's also triggered by the environment.

January 3, 2012


lightening strikes

Lightning Helps Fertilize The Soil

In addition to providing a spectacular light show, and scaring us to death, lightning also helps fertilize the soil.

December 1, 2011



Landing Strips For Bees

Flowers broadcast their hidden treasure with bright colors, sweet scents and beautiful markings. However, flowers' markings are more than cosmetic...

May 26, 2011


Man holding tissue to his nose

How Plant Communication And Your Allergies Are Related

Why does pollen from plants make your nose run? The answer involves protein and communication.

April 5, 2011


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.

March 21, 2011


leaves competing for sunlight

Green Plants Can Sense Future Competition For Sun

Scientists have found evidence that plants can sense the presence of neighbors that might cast shadows on them at some future time.

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