Keep cats away from Easter lilies
Emergency Room veterinarians at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University are warning pet owners that Easter lilies can cause kidney failure – and often death ...
World's smallest water lily stolen from London's Kew Gardens
A plant thief has stolen one of the few surviving examples of the world's smallest water lily, which is extinct in the wild, from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London, police said.
Cocktail novelties inspired by nature's designs
An MIT mathematician and a celebrity chef have combined talents to create two culinary novelties inspired by nature. John Bush, a professor of applied mathematics, and renowned Spanish chef José Andrés ...
Plant that only flowers once in seven years has blossomed
(Phys.org) —A relatively rare plant that flowers only once in seven years and then dies has blossomed - delighting horticulturalists at the University of Aberdeen.
Biologists record increasing amounts of plastic litter in the Arctic deep sea
(Phys.org)—Biologists record increasing amounts of plastic litter in the Arctic deep sea: studies confirm that twice as much marine debris is lying on the seabed today compared to ten years ago
From lake to land, in a land of lakes
(Phys.org) -- What animal can see only a limited distance, has no top front teeth, and prefers shady, wet areas such as bogs and marshes?
Escalating arms race: Predatory sea urchins drive evolution
(Phys.org) -- Nature teems with examples of evolutionary arms races between predators and prey, with the predator species gradually evolving a new mode of attack for each defensive adaptation that arises in ...
Water lilies cause massive Philippines flooding
More than half a million people in the southern Philippines have been affected by flooding after water lilies clogged the country's second longest river, officials said Monday.
How the lily blooms: A mathematical perspective (w/ video)
The "lily white" has inspired centuries' worth of rich poetry and art, but when it comes to the science of how and why those delicately curved petals burst from the bud, surprisingly little is known.
Bulb dipping controls Easter lily growth
In a recent issue of HortTechnology, Purdue University researchers Christopher J. Currey and Roberto G. Lopez reported on a study of the effects of a technique called "bulb dipping" on Easter lily. While plant growth retard ...
What 'pine' cones reveal about the evolution of flowers
(PhysOrg.com) -- 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 ...
Sticky snack for elephant-shrews
Long-nosed Cape rock elephant-shrews are fond of sticky treats, according to Dr. Petra Wester from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Her investigations show for the first time that the elephant-shrew, ...
Deceitful lily fools flies: Solomon's lily imitates a yeasty odor to lure vinegar flies into a trap
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, have solved a case of fraud that has been pending for 40 million years. Arum palaestinum, also called the So ...
Urged on by urchins: How sea lilies got their get-up-and-go
Nature abounds with examples of evolutionary arms races. Certain marine snails, for example, evolved thick shells and spines to avoid be eaten, but crabs and fish foiled the snails by developing shell-crushing claws and jaws.