Come hither, says plant

Come hither, says plant

Study finds that bees “read” the electric field of a flower. First-ever detection of electric-field detection by animal not in water More »

Cotton pollination

Cotton pollination

This image shows a very small portion of a cotton flower magnified more than 500 times. The spike-covered orbs are cotton pollen grains

Pollinator crisis ahead

Bee with stinger coming from its snout poking its head out of the dirt
Many of the tastiest crops can’t pollinate themselves: melons, cucumbers, strawberries, almonds, cacao. But pollinators — both native More »

Death of the mastodon

Death of the mastodon
It’s one of the biggest puzzles of paleontology: Why did North America’s large mammals go extinct shortly after the glaciers melted More »

Fallin’ Pollen

Fallin' Pollen
Pollen image courtesy of NIAID.Ragweed pollen as seen under a microscope. Tissue, please… In honor of the sneezin’ season,