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July 17, 2013
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Pistil leads pollen in life-and-death dance

Pollination, essential to much of life on earth, requires the explosive death of the male pollen tube in the female ovule. In new research, Brown University scientists describe the genetic and regulatory factors that compel the male’s role in the … Continue reading

June 25, 2013
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Going wild could improve winged workforce

Every spring in the United States, bees pollinate crops valued at about $14 billion. A Michigan State University professor and a team of scientists are using a five-year, $8.6 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to keep … Continue reading

December 9, 2011
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UK Mums Are Keen Online Shoppers

*comScore Releases Overview of European Internet Usage for October 2011* LONDON, UK, 9 December 2011 – comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing 376.6 million unique visitors went … Continue reading

April 11, 2011
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Under Pressure: Germanium

Washington, D.C. — Although its name may make many people think of flowers, the element germanium is part of a frequently studied group of elements, called IVa, which could have applications for next-generation computer architecture as well as implications for … Continue reading

February 23, 2011
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How Nature’s Patterns Form

*Alan Newell, a UA mathematics professor, studies patterns in nature, which he said have features that are universal* When people on airplanes ask Alan Newell what he works on, he tells them “flower arrangements.” He could also say “fingerprints” or … Continue reading

January 12, 2011
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Online Access to the Plants of the World Is Available

*The Global Plants Initiative Meets at the Smithsonian in Panama Jan. 11-13* For centuries, jungle explorers from Europe and North America have created art of the plants they discover—pressing bright flowers and green tendrils onto herbarium sheets for prestigious museums … Continue reading

December 15, 2010
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What “Pine” Cones Reveal About the Evolution of Flowers

*Research genetically traces flowers to a single common ancestor* From southern Africa’s pineapple lily to Western Australia’s swamp bottlebrush, flowering plants are everywhere.  Also called angiosperms, they make up 90 percent of all land-based, plant life. New research published this … Continue reading