Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Green Whisper

Ignoring new age fantasies, and going beyond scientific empiricism, there is a reality which is before our eyes. These things which the sun gives life to, gives us life. Are they what we think they are? More than food, more than decorations, even more than a level in the 'food chain.'

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.

A Cow-Eating Tree?


Is this for real?

Plants Talk to Other Plants


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.

Flesh Eating Plants


The pool of goo strategy for catching prey is unique in the plant kingdom and, the researchers say.

Plants Pretending to be Rocks


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 Rat- Eating Plant


A rare new species of plant that eats small rats has been discovered at the tip of Cape York.

A self-destructing Tree

A self-destructing palm tree that flowers once every 100 years and then dies has been discovered on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar.