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Posts tagged thorns

May 9, 2013

 

red rose in bloom

A Rose By Any Other Name

As the saying goes, every rose has its thorn. But, what we call thorns are actually not thorns at all.

January 19, 2011

 

Hawthorn with large thorns

How Hawthorns Helped Create An Ecological Balance

History can explain why plants and animals look the way they do today.

December 1, 2010

 

Bugleweed plant with purple flowers

Plants Are Great At Defending Themselves Against Natural Enemies

Plants are using wonderful and intriguing ways to defend themselves against predators.

November 17, 2009

 

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Acacias, Ants And Elephants

Learn how acacias, ants and elephants work together to survive.

June 1, 2007

 

a rose stem with thorns

A Rose By any Other Name

Every rose has it's "prickle"? Not quite the phrase we are used to hearing, but actually roses don't have thorns at all!

September 27, 2003

 

Prehistoric Toothpicks

Early stone tools, like knives and scrapers, are easy for anthropologists to learn about because these items are still around. Even after two million years, a chipped stone tool is still going to be there when you dig it up.

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