Tag: Flowers

Turns Out Dinosaurs Were Killed Off By Flowers, Then The Asteroid Put The Nail In The Coffin

Conventional wisdom has it that the dinosaurs were killed off due to an asteroid, but new research may flip that on its head. It turns out that the culprit was flowers.

Ancient April 5, 2018

Is This Dr. Seuss' Flower? Truffula Tree-Like Object Spotted At Texas Park

An object that looks like the Truffula tree in Dr. Seuss' children's book 'The Lorax' was spotted at the Atlanta State Park. Park authorities said it is an abnormal plant growth but what exactly is it?

Earth/Environment March 18, 2017

Study Reveals How And Why Sunflowers Follow The Sun

The sunflower seems to follow the sun as it moves across the sky during the day. Researchers of a new study identified the mechanisms behind this movement.

Earth/Environment August 5, 2016

Fuzzy Little Bumblebees Can Sense Weak Electric Fields From Flowers

Bumblebees are fuzzy for a reason: researchers say the blanket of hair that covers these little insects actually help them detect weak electric fields from flowers. This is very crucial in pollination.

Animals May 31, 2016

Thanks To Science, You Can Make Cut Flowers Last Longer

What better way to say Happy Mothers’ Day than to give our moms the freshest flowers we can get. Not only that, we can also make them last longer with these cool tips.

Feature | Science May 7, 2016

Do Plants Form Memories? Scientist Finds 'Remembering' Protein

In an amazing discovery, plants might just be capable of forming memories, suggests a biologist from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Massachusetts. A prion-like protein discovered in a plant might be responsible for its memory-making capability.

Earth/Environment April 30, 2016

Experts Spot 2 Unrecorded Species Of Magnolia In Online Archive

In an interesting turn of events, a botanist and a photographer discovered two previously unrecorded species of the magnolia flower. The discovery was made online.

Animals March 23, 2016

17-Year-Old Boy Gives Flowers To All 900 Girls In His High School

This year, Hayden Godfrey of Sky View High School in Utah made sure all girls at his high school received a flower for Valentine's Day. He bought 900 carnations and distributed them to the female population, inciting sighs and gushes from everyone.

Society February 15, 2016

Corpse Flower At University Of Minnesota Set To Bloom, Unleash Foul Smell

This week, University of Minnesota will put its own corpse flower on public display. The plant is notorious for its rotting-meat stink that serves a natural purpose.

Animals February 1, 2016

More Than 600 Plant Species Flowering At The Wrong Time Because Of Confusing Winter Conditions

An unusual number of plant species flowering across Britain and Ireland has left botanists astonished. From daisies to the red campion, experts recorded flowers that bloomed at the wrong time due to confusing weather conditions.

Earth/Environment January 27, 2016

Blue-Banded Bees Headbang To Get Pollen From Flowers

What is the Aussie blue-banded bee's secret to successful pollination? Hardcore head-banging, of course. A new study revealed these native bees actually bang their heads on flowers to shake off pollen.

Earth/Environment December 16, 2015

Gardeners Encouraged To Plant More Flowers To Help Bees Survive

Not all gardeners are cut out for beekeeping, but the long-term health of bees and other pollinators is considered everyone’s concern. Here are tips for gardeners to ensure excellent plant-honeybee relationships and bee well-being.

Animals November 25, 2015

Astronauts Grow First Flowers In Space

NASA members aboard the International Space Station are attempting to grow flowers for the first time in space — and it's not just for the sweet smell.

Space November 18, 2015

Astronauts To Grow Flowers On The International Space Station

NASA announced that on Nov. 16, the plant system was activated by U.S. astronaut Kjell Lindgren to grow the first flower in space. Quick-sprouting Zinnia flowers will be monitored for 60 days with its own water and nutrient system.

Space November 18, 2015

Cuban And American Researchers On The Hunt For Ghost Orchids In Florida

A collaboration between Cuban and American researchers may help save the ghost orchid, one of the rarest flowers in the world. Ernesto Mujica, from Cuba's Ministry of Science ECOVIDA Research Center, has helped U.S. researchers catalog additional ghost orchids at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge.

Animals July 30, 2015

Nature's Medicines Help Bees Fight Disease

Chemicals that plants create to ward off predators can help cure ailing bees who consume it with the plant's nectar. Natural plant toxins found to kill intestinal parasites that afflict bees, researchers find.

February 19, 2015

Woman Claims To Hold The World Record For Most Wedding Bouquets Caught

You have definitely heard of the saying 'Always a bridesmaid, never a bride' before. However, this woman takes that statement to a whole new level.

Internet Culture February 16, 2015

'Locked in the Ether': Flowers + Blocks of Ice = Painting Masterpiece

Japanese artist Kenji Shibata uses ice, flowers and photography to create stunning works of art.

Internet Culture December 20, 2014

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