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January 19, 2011

 

Hawthorn with large thorns

How Hawthorns Helped Create An Ecological Balance

History can explain why plants and animals look the way they do today.

December 1, 2010

 

Bugleweed plant with purple flowers

Plants Are Great At Defending Themselves Against Natural Enemies

Plants are using wonderful and intriguing ways to defend themselves against predators.

November 9, 2010

 

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How To Grow Your Own Catnip

Catnip is a great treat for your favorite cat. The best news is that catnip is easy to grow!

October 13, 2010

 

tattoo on man's flexed upper arm

Healing Power Of Ancient Tattoos

Ancient tattoos may have had more than just a decorative function.

March 9, 2010

 

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Attract And Repel: How Fruit Uses Ripeness To Germinate

Why would some plants want their fruit to be eaten?

October 20, 2009

 

A freshly mowed lawn

Hey! You’re Hurting My Leaves!

Does your lawn feel pain after being mowed? Are flowers hurt after being cut?

September 30, 2009

 

Close up of brighg, yellow dandelion.

A Dandelion Is Born

While annoying to most adults, dandelions are loved by children. But what makes these "flowers" so widespread?

September 22, 2009

 

Balsam fir forest in winter

Food Chain Regulation

New research suggests that animal populations can actually decipher the amount of plant life in that particular area.

September 8, 2009

 

Colorful backyard garden

How To Defend Your Gardens From Frostbite: Antifreeze For Plants

If you enjoy gardening, you know how much it can cost to keep your plants alive. You also know how frustrating it is when an unexpected frost destroys them.

August 27, 2009

 

Corn field under blue sky

Good News! Corn May Be A New Energy Source

If the government approves the Glossy 15 gene, we may be in for a drop in gas prices.

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