Infant jaws are too small to accommodate adult-sized teeth, so smaller teeth are necessary until the jaw grows to its mature size.
Foreign, invasive plants take over the new neighborhood, often choking out native plants. What's with these bullies? Are they just tougher than everyone else?
Many plants roots grow deep down into the soil, but how does the plant know which way is down?
In the spring, the eastern half of North America turns into one big spittoon for spittlebugs.
The bacteria take nitrogen out of the air and make it available to other living organisms in an amazing process.
While annoying to most adults, dandelions are loved by children. But what makes these "flowers" so widespread?
It may come as a shock to you, but trees and other plants are commonly infected by what's known as "mycorrhizal fungi".
It's not unusual for us to be struck by the amazing ways in which life on earth has adapted to its environment. Rooted potatoes are an example of this.
Ever been inadvertently sprayed with water as you reached into the vegetable bin at the grocery store? What's the point of spraying fruits and vegetables?
Everyone knows that plants have some pretty good passive defense mechanisms. Learn about plants and their offensive strategies on A Moment of Science.