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08-03-2022
Pitcher plants harness rain energy to capture insects
A study published in the journal Biology Letters has shed some light on the predatory mechanisms of the Slender Pitcher Plant, Nepenthes gracilis. This plant is native to the lush jungles of Borneo. The leaves of pitcher plants have a beautiful but deadly design; they are shaped like a cup with a hanging lid. When rain hits the lid, it closes, trapping any hapless insects on the underside and flicking them into the pitcher, where the digestive juices consume them.  The Slender Pitcher Plant is the only...
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08-17-2017
New species of flower discovered in 100 million year-old amber
The Cretaceous period, the one with all the dinosaurs, was...
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08-16-2017
Tropical trees are a valuable weapon against climate change
New research has revealed that tropical trees continue to accumulate...
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08-09-2017
Recovering from drought takes time, some damage permanent
According to new research, the length of time it takes...
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08-02-2017
The first flower on Earth may have looked like this
When the first flowers appeared on Earth over 140 million...
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07-28-2017
Could broccoli be a secret cure for melanoma?
Scientists are working on a new treatment that drastically impacts...
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07-27-2017
The world’s first blue chrysanthemums created in Japan
Japanese scientists have created the world's first blue chrysanthemums. After...
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07-26-2017
How some plant architectures mimic subway system designs
What do tomato plants and subway systems have in common?...
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07-25-2017
Timing is everything for stopping pesky weeds
Herbicide-resistant weeds are increasing in dramatic numbers, which doesn’t bode...
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07-24-2017
Non-photosynthesizing plant discovered on Japanese island
Some plant species attach to other plants and feed off...
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07-17-2017
Why invasive coastal plants are better than no plants at all
Invasive plants can be valuable in some coastal areas where...
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07-17-2017
Some plant-based diets can increase risk of heart disease
Plant-based diets that include lots of sweets and refined grains...
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07-17-2017
How plants protect themselves from sunshine overdose
A new study has unravelled mysteries of a key protein...
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