This carnivorous plant traps and digests its prey underground

When we think of carnivorous plants, we usually think of the clamping maw of the Venus Fly trap, or the rodent-luring pitcher plants — plants that keep their traps safely above ground where we can see them. But the seemingly innocent flowering plants of genus Philcoxia keep their weapons lurking underground, sticky… » 7/07/12 4:00pm 7/07/12 4:00pm

Antidepressants Promise Long, Happy Lives to Roundworms

A recent clinical trial involving several members of the Caenorhabditis elegans species in Seattle showed that the worms that given antidepressants lived up to 31% longer than their unmedicated brothers and sisters. Of course, the scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center hope to someday apply this… » 11/26/07 9:45am 11/26/07 9:45am