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Posts tagged soil

January 5, 2018

 

The roots of spruce trees.

How Roots Soak Up Sunlight

Plants have evolved complex methods to ensure their survival.

December 22, 2017

 

Army ants in Peru.

The Garbage Collectors Of The Rainforests

Ants are responsible for removing more than half of the waste on rainforest floors.

December 17, 2014

 

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The Dirt On Desert Soil

Topsoil comes in many different forms, from nutrient-rich dirt to desert sand.

November 14, 2013

 

Killer crabgrass will make a constant gardener out of you.

Why Crabgrass Always Wins at Monopoly

Crabgrass, the killer weed, inflicts chemical warfare on lawns and farms.

April 30, 2012

 

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The World’s Biggest Spittoon

In the spring, the eastern half of North America turns into one big spittoon for spittlebugs.

March 30, 2012

 

How Rocks Appear In Your Garden

Are rocks magically appearing in your garden? Find out where they're coming from on this Moment of Science.

November 1, 2010

 

Why Is Rain Forest Soil So Poor After Trees Are Cut Down

Rain forests are full of abundant vegetation and life. So, why does the soil change when the trees are cut down?

June 9, 2009

 

Worms in Space

Why do we send worms into space? Find out on this Moment of Science.

March 13, 2009

 

Darwin’s Worms

Earthworms swallow soil, extract nutrients from it, then excrete the rest up onto the surface.

September 17, 2008

 

Food Caching

Learn about the many animals that have mastered food caching!

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