Plants

  1. Plants

    Flytrap machine

    Inspired by the Venus flytrap, scientists have invented a material that might improve human lives.

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  2. Plants

    Seeds of the Future

    Around the world, scientists are putting seeds to sleep for up to thousands of years.

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  3. Plants

    The Book of Life

    Work has begun on a Web site called the Encyclopedia of Life, which aims to catalog every species on Earth.

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  4. Plants

    A Giant Flower’s New Family

    The world's largest known flower may be a relative of the poinsettia plant.

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  5. Plants

    Stalking Plants by Scent

    A vine that feeds on other plants finds its victims by their smell.

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  6. Plants

    A Change in Leaf Color

    Leaves go to a lot of trouble to turn red in the fall.

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  7. Plants

    Pumping up poison ivy

    Boosting carbon dioxide levels makes poison ivy grow faster and become more toxic.

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  8. Plants

    Nature’s Alphabet

    Plants, animals, and other natural objects may bear patterns that resemble letters, numbers, and other figures.

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  9. Plants

    Cactus goo for clean water

    A cactus commonly found in Mexico can help clean up dirty water.

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  10. Plants

    Bright blooms that glow

    Certain flowers fluoresce, giving off a spooky light.

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  11. Plants

    Fastest Plant on Earth

    The bunchberry dogwood shoots pollen into the air at an amazing speed.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    Nature’s medicines

    Projects by young scientists show how plants and animals in nature can be a source of new medicines.

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