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More Wolf Spiders Are Eating American Toads (October 1, 2014): Researchers from the University of Georgia have found that more wolf spiders are eating American toads because of invasive grass.
New Species of Pathetic Looking Spiny Plant Found in Texas (July 9, 2014): Scientists have discovered a new species of plant in Valentine, Texas. It is described as pathetic, wilted and spiny.
Koalas Hug Trees to Cool Themselves Down in Hot Weather (June 5, 2014): Scientists say koala bears hug trees in order to reduce their body temperature. Some trees are considerably cooler than the air during hot weather.
New Species of Moonseed Plant Discovered in Bolivia and Paraguay (June 5, 2014): A new species of moonseed plant has been discovered in the dry forests and sand dunes in Bolivia and Paraguay.
New Species of Nickel Eating Plant Discovered in the Philippines (May 9, 2014): A new species of metal-eating plant has been discovered in the Philippines. The plant absorbs nickel in very high amounts.
Insect Killing Parasite Evolved From Pond Scum (May 8, 2014): An insect killing parasite evolved from algae say scientists. The researchers say it as if photosynthesis was surgically removed from its genome.
NASA to Grow Lettuce in Space on Veggie Flight Pillows (May 4, 2014): NASA plans to grow romaine lettuce in space using Veggie flight pillows.
Boquila Vine Can Mimic Leaves of Different Trees (April 29, 2014): The Boquila vine, which grows in rainforests in Chile, can mimic the leaves of the trees it climbs.
New Orchid Species Found in Central Panama (April 26, 2014): A new orchid species, Lophiaris silverarum, has been discovered in central Panama.
Bacteria Turns Plants Into Zombies (April 14, 2014): Scientists have discovered how a bacteria turns plants into zombies. The bacteria is spread from plant to plant by leafhoppers.
Cell Nuclei and Chromosomes Preserved in 180 Million Year Old Fern Fossil (March 29, 2014): Cell nuclei and chromosomes preserved in 180 million year old fern fossil. Ancient fern was buried suddenly during ancient volcanic eruption.
Report: Tumbleweeds Taking Over Some Colorado Neighborhoods (March 27, 2014): Tumbleweeds are reportedly taking over some Colorado neighborhoods. Tumbleweeds also became extra fuel for a recent firenado.
Bionic Plants: MIT Researchers Augment Plants With Nanomaterials (March 19, 2014): MIT researchers augment plants with nanomaterials to boost their energy production.
Scientists Revive Ancient Antarctic Moss After it was Frozen for 1,500 Years (March 17, 2014): Scientists have revived ancient Antarctic moss after it was frozen for over 1,500 years. Before this it was thought moss could also survive being frozen for 20 years.
Fossil Forest Discovery Sheds Light on Environment Inhabited by Early Apes (February 27, 2014): A new discovery sheds light on the environment inhabited by early apes 18 million to 20 million years ago.
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