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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: What Does a Bee See?
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 21, 2017
Scientists identify floral temperature patterns as a sensory cue that may help bees identify flower species.
Image of the Day: Flower in a Mushroom Suit
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 21, 2017
Scientists discover the real pollinators of a popular houseplant flower.
Image of the Day: 100-Million-Year-Old Flower
Staff | Sep 21, 2017
Scientists think dinosaurs brushed these ancient flowers into pools of tree resin, creating fossils preserved in amber.
Image of the Day: Bees, Flowers, and Pollen Showers
Staff | Jul 11, 2017
) can amass pollen by “buzzing”—or oscillating—against a flower, creating a gentle flurry of grains.
To Attract Pollinators, Flower Mimics Wounded Bee
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 7, 2016
Umbrella flowers lure in flies by mimicking the alarm signals produced by the flies’ preferred prey.
Karen Zusi | Nov 24, 2015
Researchers use a conducting polymer to construct circuits inside plant cuttings in a proof-of-concept study.
Bumblebee Tongues Growing Shorter
Karen Zusi | Sep 28, 2015
Two alpine bee species have evolved shorter tongues, adapting to floral declines related to climate change.
The Structure of Flowers
Jef Akst | Apr 4, 2014
Architecture student-turned-artist Macato Murayama creates beautiful images inspired by the intricate anatomy of flowers.
Plants Without Plastid Genomes
Ed Yong | Feb 28, 2014
Two independent teams point to different plants that may have lost their plastid genomes.
On The Origin of Flowers
Ed Yong | Dec 19, 2013
The genome of
—the sister species of all flowering plants—provides clues about this group’s rise to power.