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Most figs are sweet, but the strangler fig, Ficus aurea, is no sweetheart. It's a predator that kills palm trees. ... [Read more]

Why do leaves change color in autumn? The short answer: chlorophyll, carotene, and anthocyanins, three pigments found in leaves. Chlorophyll ... [Read more]

After the Boston Tea Party led to a shortage of imported tea in the young United States, thirsty Americans followed ... [Read more]

What do you call the dry, winged seed pods that get blown off a maple tree? Scientifically, they're known as ... [Read more]