Peter Maughan

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Plants Talk. Plants Listen. Here's How

They don't have eyes. Or ears. Or what we would call a nervous system. But plants can talk. And they listen. Let me show you how.<p>First, we'll need a plant eater. This one's perfect: It's an aphid, a hungry little critter who loves to munch on fresh, green leaves ...<p>Next, we arrange lunch. We choose …

10 Weird, Wonderful Weather Phenomena

All the optical illusions and bizarre forms of lightning you require.<p>All the optical illusions and bizarre forms of lightning you require.

This Pen 3-D Prints Live Cells On A Damaged Bone

Everyone from McDonald’s to Apple is jumping on the 3-D printing bandwagon. But it’s only when you see live cells being printed right onto a damaged bone that you finally start to grasp what this technology is capable of.<p>A new “bio pen” will allow surgeons to “draw” layers of cells on damaged bones …

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Courts Say Chimps Aren’t People

Three New York courts have ruled that captive chimpanzees do not count as “legal people,” swatting back an activist group’s bid to grant them legal …

Plants Are Better At Math Than You Are

Research suggests they can divide and estimate amounts and time<p>Need some way to persuade your fourth-grader to do her math homework? Tell her even plants can perform the kind of arithmetic she sees in her textbook. (Okay, I don't know if that's exactly motivational.)<p>One new study has found that a …

Zombies roam the animal kingdom — and some of them may be after us

The zombies in "World War Z" are just actors — but in the animal world, zombies are a fact of life. Evolution can come up with some fiendish twists: For example, there are some species that bend other creatures to their will to keep their bizarre life cycles going. Or just to feast on their …

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