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Posts tagged plants

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

 

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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.

July 31, 2009

 

Conifer forest

Tree Roots And Their Fungi Friends

It may come as a shock to you, but trees and other plants are commonly infected by what's known as "mycorrhizal fungi".

July 27, 2009

 

Large Cornfield with Trees

Plants Against Global Warming

Scientists have used computer models to show that planting crops with waxier leaves could help to reflect more sunlight and reduce global warming.

June 29, 2009

 

Small tilled field

Soil & CO2

You may already know that the earth stores lots of carbon in different places, like the in the ocean and plants. But are there any other major carbon stores?

June 24, 2009

 

Oil shale deposit

Oil and Water

Is there more oil in the Western part of the U.S. and Canada than in Saudia Arabia? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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