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December 21, 2011

 

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Acorn Productive Vs White-Footed Mouse: The Saga Continues

In years that the white-footed mouse population is low, acorn production is high. In years when there are a lot of mice, the oak trees produce few acorns. Why?

August 24, 2011

 

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The Navel Orange Family Tree

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

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?

July 31, 2009

 

Conifer forest

Tree Roots And Their Fungi Friends

It may come as a shock to you, but trees and other plants are commonly infected by what's known as "mycorrhizal fungi".

August 27, 2008

 

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Is A Tree Related To Me?

How are we related to trees? Can we be considered relatives?

April 29, 2008

 

Palm trees in tropical forest

Self-destructing Palm

Biologists have discovered an intriguing new type of palm tree in Madagascar. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 31, 2006

 

a man holding a cactus boot

Saguaro Boot

If you're ever in the desert look out for these peculiar boots. Hint: They aren't on cowboys' feet.

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