As the saying goes, every rose has its thorn. But, what we call thorns are actually not thorns at all.
In the spring, the eastern half of North America turns into one big spittoon for spittlebugs.
Have you ever seen a hairy plant? Plants may appear to have hair, but the technical term for plant hair is trichomes. These trichomes may resemble hair, but they’re not the same as what we mammals have. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Everyone knows that plants have some pretty good passive defense mechanisms. Learn about plants and their offensive strategies on A Moment of Science.
In the case of the African stalk-eyed fly, where the males are like hammer head sharks with their eyes extended on long stalks, sometimes measuring one and half times the length of their bodies, long stalks are an indicator of better genes.
Why can’t leaves change colors, stay on their trees, and change back to green again when spring comes?