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Words of Wisdom from Wildflowers

Springtime is here and the wildflowers are blooming. What lessons can nature lovers learn from these beauties?

Flowers Create 'Electric Landing Lights' for Bees

How do bees know which flowers to visit, and where on the flowers to land?

Biomimetics Inspires Education

Students and teachers are catching on to the potential of biological design to inspire good science.

Flower in Amber Shows No Evolution

The details in a flower said to be 100 million years old look just like those in modern flowers.

How Intricate Patterns Grow in Flowers, Feathers

How does a growing flower bud or feather follicle know where to put the intricate colors and patterns on a mature flower or feather? Scientists are beginning to get partial answers.

Ready, Aim, Flower

How does a plant know the time to flower? A new study describes a process involving genes, sunlight sensors, switches, clocks, feedback loops and messages.
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