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Plants as Engineering Plants

With intentional double entendre, we look at marvelous plants that show how to get design work done.

Seeds from Time of Christ Sprout, Grow Trees in Israel

Trees of a now-extinct date palm celebrated for its fruit have sprouted from 2,000-year-old seeds recovered from Israel.

Palm Trees Thrived in Antarctica

Evidence for tropical trees has been found 5 km deep off the coast of Antarctica.

Methuselah Seed Now a Tree

The world’s oldest viable seed is now a tree 8 feet tall. The Methuselah palm, discovered in the 1960s as a seed at the Judean fortress of Masada, sprouted in 2005 under controlled conditions. It is the oldest seed verified by radiocarbon dating to be 2,000 years old – from the time the Romans were besieging the mountain fortress built by Herod the Great.
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