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Indian Corn Colors or The Amaizing Maize

When we talk Indian corn, we talk harvest and decoration. But have you ever wonder why rows of mixed colors appear on the same ear of the ornamental Indian corn and simply defy genetics? The explanation of this phenomenon earned Dr. Barbara McClintock the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1983.
Two words: ‘jumping genes’, technically called [...]

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A Harvest to Remember Beauty

A poetic definition of harvest could be autumn, the time of gathering crops, the time to celebrate the beauty of the Earth.

Photograph by Rainer Schuetz via Flickr
The beauty of harvest straw bales.

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Ode to a Cabbage Patch

Like a painted backdrop, sunset over the cabbage patch.

Photograph by Phil Koch via Horizons

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Smile Your Way Through Life

Photograph by Meanest Indian via Flickr
Broad smile from an Indian slum.

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Pier at Sunset

Photograph by Kim Seng via Flickr
A stroll along the Naples Fishing Pier during sunset. Shadows and sunlight.

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The Distinctive Alligator Juniper

The bark of Juniperus deppeana, also known as Alligator Juniper, is broken into a series of rectangular to square plates, superficially resembling an Alligator skin, hence the name of the tree.

Photo by Tom Check, tombothetominator, via Flickr
Alligator Juniper.

Photo by redbeartx via Flickr
Alligator Juniper bark texture – detail.

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The Amazing Human Eye

Every detail reveals a small part of the world, and therefore the world reveals itself in details.

Photograph by Suren Manvelyan via Behance Network
Close-up image showing the glorious details of the human eye.

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The Web-Decorating Argiope Spider

Some species of Argiope spiders, known also as writing spiders, make an extra silk zigzag pattern on their webs. These white decorations, called stabilimentum, reflect UV light, but their role is still unclear to scientists.
Although Argiope spiders do bite, they are not considered dangerous to humans.
The web-decorating Argiope Spider – Picture Gallery.

Photo by pyrodonic via Flickr

Photo by Todd [...]

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The Koala is a Marsupial

The koalas, Phascolarctos cinereus by their scientific name, are not herbivorous bears, but marsupials.

Photo by Sam Carroll, koalawrangler, via Flickr
One koala joey feeling safe in its mother’s pouch.

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Bats Use Pitcher Plants as Shelter and Toilet

A new scientific study, A novel resource–service mutualism between bats and pitcher plants, conducted by T. Ulmar Grafe shows that in Borneo, the small Hardwicke’s Woolly Bat, Kerivoula hardwickii, uses the carnivorous pitcher plant, Nepenthes rafflesiana elongata, as shelter and toilet. The study proves that the interaction with the bat appears to have a beneficial effect on Nepenthes [...]

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