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March 9, 2010



Attract And Repel: How Fruit Uses Ripeness To Germinate

Why would some plants want their fruit to be eaten?

February 3, 2010


Unshed Almonds

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut – Sometimes You Really Are One!

Nuts or Seeds? You may be surprised to learn that what you think are nuts are actually seeds.

November 11, 2009



Mentos And Diet Coke–The Explosive Reaction Explained!

Ever wonder how the mentos and diet cola experiment works?

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.

June 23, 2009


Corn field on a summer day

How Did Corn Evolve?

Have you ever wondered how corn evolved? Learn how early humans cultivated the corn we have today.

September 17, 2008



Food Caching

Learn about the many animals that have mastered food caching!

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.

November 19, 2007


Fresh Fig Split Open

Figs and Agaonid Wasps

Have you heard the urban legend that the little crunchy seeds in figs are really wasp eggs?

June 4, 2007


ant crawling on fern plant

The Mystery of the Fern’s Nectar

For a plant, nectar is something like a political campaign contribution. "The Mystery of the Fern's Nectar" on this Moment of Science.

April 16, 2006



Mistletoe Bird

Some plants disperse their seeds via a process called zoochory, meaning they've evolved various ways to hitch rides with animals.

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