13 Jan '12, 2am

Bizarre Worm-Eating Flower Discovered In Brazil | Care2 Causes

Bizarre Worm-Eating Flower Discovered In Brazil | Care2 Causes

Most carnivorous plants are pretty upfront about their blood-thirsty intentions: they have large, bizarre looking heads that warn all but the bravest (and stupidest) animals that something fishy is going on. But not Philcoxia minensis. Scientists in Brazil recently discovered that while this plant shows nothing but delicate purple flowers above the ground, it’s a far more violent scene below the soil. Researchers believe that Philcoxia minensis uses tiny subterranean leaves to absorb some light through the white soil of the Cerrado, a tropical savannah region in Brazil. According to the study , recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), these pinhead-sized leaves also secrete a sticky gum that traps the almost microscopic roundworms wriggling through the sand nearby and slowly digests them. Wonder how they can be sure? Jeremy Hance of Mon...

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Free Entrance To National Parks This Weekend | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 13 Jan '12, 5am

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There's a worm in my sushi

There's a worm in my sushi

singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg 14 Jan '12, 10am

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Video Games for Pigs | Care2 Causes: It's not just humans that enjoy video games! Pigs like them too.Care2 Causes

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care2.com 12 Jan '12, 5pm

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Dog Flees Scene of Fatal Accident, Found Swimming in Gulf of Mexico | Care2 Causes

Dog Flees Scene of Fatal Accident, Found Swimmi...

care2.com 13 Jan '12, 3am

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Ultra-marathoner to run for a good cause in Brazil

channelnewsasia.com 14 Jan '12, 10am

SINGAPORE: An ultra-marathon runner is going the distance again but this time to kill two birds with one stone. He's compe...

Death by Headphones? | Care2 Causes

care2.com 22 Jan '12, 1pm

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