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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?

July 15, 2008

 

Assortment of crop seeds

Stocking the Seed Bank

Scientists around the world are taking steps to ensure that seeds from as many plant species as possible are preserved for the future.

October 31, 2006

 

a Amborella trichopoda flower

The First Flowers

There is nothing more emblematic of spring and summer than flowers, but why do plants have flowers, and how did they evolve?

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