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Prehistoric mystery organism verified as giant fungus
...ar plants, the ancestors of the familiar conifers, ferns
and flowering plants of today, began to diversify on land during the Devonian Period. "Initially, they’re just stems. They don’t have roots. They don’t have leaves. They don’t have anything like that," Boyce said. Millipedes, wingless insects and ...
Ferns provide model for tiny motors powered by evaporation
Scientists looked to ferns
to create a novel energy scavenging device that us...the book caught her attention---the section on how ferns
spread their spores. "It's essentially a microactuator," said Maharbiz, meaning that the fern spora...
Diverse tropical forests defy metabolic ecology models
...ts festooned with vines and peppered with orchids, ferns
and bromeliads. Tropical trees depend on animals for pollination and seed dispersal and are constantly assaulted by insects, fungi, maelstrom and machete. Furthermore, soils, rainfall, the frequencies of hurricanes and fires, and assemblages of anima...