Posted on August 3, 2013 by Afarensis, FCD
The mushroom below is growing on a tree in my backyard. I know very little about botany in general and mushrooms in particular, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Continue reading
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Posted on September 8, 2012 by Afarensis, FCD
We had a very dry summer. But of late it has been quite rainy.
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Posted on August 15, 2007 by Afarensis, FCD
This is pretty cool. Science Daily reports on a recent molecular dating study that looked at the evolutionary history of the plant family Proteaceae. From Science Daily:
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Posted on August 14, 2007 by Afarensis, FCD
Science News Daily has an interesting story about the mutualism between the senita moth and the senita cactus. At least that’s what the title of the piece proclaims. The article is actually about the struggle of one scientist to make sense of the phenomena.
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Posted on July 19, 2007 by
National Geographic has a story about an orchid that has evolved to resemble a female wasp:
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Posted on June 20, 2007 by
This story is a little old. I meant to blog about it when I first heard of it, but got sidetracked. Native Seeds/SEARCH is a program designed to preserve the cultural heritage of native groups by saving and stockpilings seeds from their traditional crops:
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Posted on June 8, 2007 by Afarensis, FCD
Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics has an interesting take on the paper about dinosaur hearing – anything that can combine bats and dinosaurs is okay in my book!
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