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September 1, 2014

 

tomato plant sprouts

Dormant Seeds

Some seeds lie dormant as a survival technique: they wait until weather conditions are optimal to make their big debut.

December 11, 2013

 

a photo of different varieties of cacao beans

The Genetics of Chocolate

Chocolate production is both an art and a science. Researchers hope to alter chocolate genes to produce sweeter rewards.

July 11, 2013

 

Three tomatoes hanging in a garden.

The Great Tomato Debate

On this Moment of Science, find the truth about tomatoes. Fruit or veggie?

February 20, 2013

 

campion flower in white against a green background

Ice Age Plant Survives To Modern Day

An arctic plant of the late Pleistocene age, over thirty one thousand years old, is growing again after a long frozen sleep.

December 24, 2012

 

Clark's Nutcracker on a branch

Researcher Uncovering Mysteries Of Memory By Studying Clever Bird

If you were a Clark's Nutcracker, your winter food preparations would involve collecting nuts.

December 12, 2012

 

butterwort leaves

What Is A Butterwort?

The butterwort might be a small scale carnivore, but its hunting tactics are nothing short of terrifying, at least within the insect world!

December 10, 2012

 

longepole pine cone

Lodgepole Pine Trees Love Forest Fires

To humans, wildfires are often scary and dangerous. If you were a lodgepole pine cone, though, you would be eagerly awaiting the blazing heat of those flames!

August 24, 2011

 

navel_orange_tree

The Navel Orange Family Tree

Without seeds, how do you think navel oranges are grown?

October 15, 2010

 

birds on the beach

Cognitive Maps And Bird Navigation

Humans use a process called "Constructing a cognitive map" to mentally visualize their surroundings. Do birds do this too?

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?

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