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Flower Blasts Pollen At Birds
2014-07-04 03:22:40

A small tree or shrub found in mountainous Central and South American rainforests has a most unusual relationship with the birds that pollinate its flowers, according to a study reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 3.

Allergy Free Plants On The Horizon?
2012-09-01 07:44:57

Those who love gardening, or just enjoy the beauty of plant life, but are unable to do so as a result of hay fever or similar allergic reactions will undoubtedly welcome new research out of Spain that could result in long-lasting, pollen-free plants.

2011-01-26 13:29:40

Plants producing flower pollen must not leave anything to chance.

2010-11-16 19:15:44

Long-nosed Cape rock elephant-shrews are fond of sticky treats.

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2005-05-11 18:17:24

A tiny Canadian shrub is the quickest-moving thing in the plant world, using a catapult mechanism to eject its pollen at a speed hundreds of times faster than a launched rocket, scientists have found.


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  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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