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Venus Fly Trap Snapping Mechanism Studied
2012-11-17 06:49:40

Researchers are studying the mechanics behind the way that a Venus fly trap snaps its leaves in order to trap and feed upon insects, and how that process could one day be used to improve upon a plethora of different products.

This Plant Uses Raindrops To Catapult Food
2012-06-15 05:36:05

Scientists from Cambridge University have found that a carnivorous plant employs the laws of physics to help it find its meals.

Scientists Discover New Carnivorous Plant In Brazil
2012-01-10 14:02:11

In the kind of discovery seldom seen in modern biology, scientists say they have discovered a carnivorous Brazilian plant that uses sticky, subterranean leaves to catch and digest worms.

2010-08-04 13:46:57

Charles Darwin described the Venus Flytrap as 'one of the most wonderful plants in the world.'

2010-01-27 06:49:42

New material finds 'needle in a haystack,' shows promise for clean-up.

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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.

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2008-10-06 07:35:00

These days, the venus flytrap is more vulnerable than ever and despite its popularity, the people who could protect it seem focused on other problems.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.