Learn more about the giant panda at the Encyclopedia of Life.
Learn more about the veined octopus at the Encyclopedia of Life.
Evolution By Bird Feeder
Learn more about the blackcap at the Encyclopedia of Life.
For more on Tawa hallae check out our "Dinosaur Tracking" blog.
In The Dark: Like some other plants, I. pallida can tell with its roots whether a neighboring plant is its sibling.
In The Light: With unrelated neighbors, I. pallida grows short, leafy stalks. With sibling neighbors, it grows taller stalks with fewer leaves, thus sharing the sunlight, says a study from McMaster University in Ontario.
Under Scrutiny: Other plant species have been shown to take up fewer nutrients through their roots when siblings are growing nearby, but this is the first time a plant has been shown to conspire with kin above ground.
Learn more about Impatiens pallida at the Encyclopedia of Life.