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Latest Susanne Renner Stories

2012-05-03 18:36:41

In classical mythology, the cypress tree is associated with death, the underworld and eternity.

2012-01-26 13:47:58

Ecologists are still arguing about the nature of the factors that determine the species composition of ecological communities.

2010-07-28 14:44:41

Could a "hot" flower attract pollinators by serving as a reward in a plant-pollinator mutualism?

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2010-07-21 10:38:33

Sites of origin and regions of domestication of many of our most important cultivated plants are still unknown.


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.