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Pop! Hungry caterpillars vs. touch-me-not seed pods

...Some additional background from NationalTrust.org.uk: Research has shown that this moth relies totally on touch-me-not balsam. This small delicate plant with yellow flowers is the only native species of...

How to make a self-starting siphon

...bendy straws. Avoid plastic straws with these compostable, plant-based bendy straws. Then watch more from The Curiosity Show: Matchstick Triangle Puzzle and how does a music box work?...

A leaf-rolling weevil crafts its nest with careful folds

See how the female six-spotted leaf-rolling weevil expertly crafts a cocoon-like leaf-roll with a Rabdosia trichocarpa leaf. Filmed in Japan by Sigma1920HD, this silent time-lapse of the nidification...

This humidity-powered seed drills itself into the ground

...or pinweed, is a herbaceous annual – or in warm climates, biennial – member of the family Geraniaceae of flowering plants. It is native to the Mediterranean Basin and was...

How are luffa/loofah sponges made?

The luffa or loofah scrubbing sponge found at spas and eco-friendly stores is made from a giant Egyptian cucumber. The fibrous xylem of the fruit can be harvested...

Travel deep inside a redwood tree leaf

Travel down into a small flat redwood tree leaf through a stoma, a tiny opening in its surface. This animation from the California Academy of Sciences takes us...

How can bananas make music?

...number and structure is important for forming an electric current, and how a negatively charged current can be carried easily through bananas, oranges, vegetables, pencil graphite, plants, coins, spatulas, pots...

Traveling Through Brush and Ink: Stop-motion set in four ancient Chinese paintings

Traveling Through Brush and Ink is a stop-motion animation of a little modern man traveling through four significant ancient Chinese paintings, transforming himself into animals and plants, and becomes...

Beet Beet, Sugar Beet and how sugar is made

...beet has a conical, white, fleshy root (a taproot) with a flat crown. The plant consists of the root and a rosette of leaves. Sugar is formed by photosynthesis in...

Fungi Matter, an animation for Kew

Fungi matter. They connect all life on Earth. They play a part in fighting cancer, infections, and heart disease. They provide plants with nutrients to survive. They can even...

How are tomatoes grown and harvested?

Plum-style tomatoes are grown and harvested in California, where 95% of America’s processing tomatoes are grown. The process in the term ‘processing’ is a combination of tomato type—plum...

A Pumpkin’s Life

...varieties take longer to produce. They don’t like cold, which makes it vital you wait until all danger of frost has passed before trying to plant them. Ideal soil temperatures...

Florida’s mangrove swamp ecosystem illustrated

...works and how we can protect it, highlighting furry and feathered apex predators, primary and secondary consumers, producers, scavengers, decomposers, and other creatures, fungi, and plants… including mangroves. From MangroveActionProject.org:...

Attack of the Tumbleweeds

Witness what one commenter calls “a comically absurd amount of tumbleweeds” as they blow across a desert road. The gathering of spiny skeletal balls was captured on a...

How do garden eels eat?

Alexandra Khrizman and colleagues at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University made more than 100 dives and planted cameras among garden eels to determine how they...

Which life form really dominates Earth?

...microscopic life like amoebae), archaea (single-celled organisms somewhat similar to bacteria), fungi (mushrooms and other types of fungus), bacteria (you’re familiar with these, right?), plants, and animals. As you can...

Hydrophytes, 4D-printed aquatic ‘plants’ for the future

Tentacles wiggle. Filaments expand. Tails spiral. Looking like coral polyps, sea pens, crustaceans, and other colorful aquatic lifeforms, these multi-material 3D printed ‘plants’ come alive. Triggered by air...

Using seawater and sunlight to grow sustainable food in the desert

Australia’s Sundrop Farms uses sunlight to desalinate seawater. The resulting fresh water is used and re-used to power and irrigate four hydroponic greenhouses with 175,000 tomato plants in each....

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