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Inspired by the Venus flytrap, scientists have invented a material that might improve human lives.
Around the world, scientists are putting seeds to sleep for up to thousands of years.
Work has begun on a Web site called the Encyclopedia of Life, which aims to catalog every species on Earth.
The world's largest known flower may be a relative of the poinsettia plant.
A vine that feeds on other plants finds its victims by their smell.
Leaves go to a lot of trouble to turn red in the fall.
Boosting carbon dioxide levels makes poison ivy grow faster and become more toxic.
Plants, animals, and other natural objects may bear patterns that resemble letters, numbers, and other figures.
A cactus commonly found in Mexico can help clean up dirty water.
Certain flowers fluoresce, giving off a spooky light.
The bunchberry dogwood shoots pollen into the air at an amazing speed.
Projects by young scientists show how plants and animals in nature can be a source of new medicines.