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2009-12-04 09:45:00

The rising level of atmospheric carbon dioxide may be fueling more than climate change. It could also be making some trees grow like crazy.

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2009-07-20 13:25:00

Scientists have traced the origin of the Venus flytrap and another predatory plant back to a single ancestor with sticky leaves.

2009-06-11 11:36:13

Failing to see the forest for the trees may be causing us to overlook the declining health of Wisconsin's forest ecosystems.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.