Tuesday, January 29, 2008
This world which we think little about is the basis for our very lives.
They remain a mystery to this day, regardless of notions of chemicals and spirits of the earth.
In between the narrow views of science, and mysticism is a world waiting for us to come to maturity to see. Its always been there, and still humanity has yet to grasp it's true purpose.
Is this for real?
Kyoto researchers say that certain plants send out SOS signals to their nearby siblings when they’re getting chewed up by insects. The siblings respond by producing chemicals that attract wasps that prey on the unwanted bugs.
But how the plants figure out which of their neighbors are siblings is still a mystery.
The pool of goo strategy for catching prey is unique in the plant kingdom and, the researchers say.
The technical word for this type of camouflage adaptation is mimicry. It is the adaptation of plants to look like something very different in order to blend in for protection.
A rare new species of plant that eats small rats has been discovered at the tip of Cape York.