Science Fiction's Deadliest Plants

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The BBC announced last week that it plans to remake The Day of the Triffids, the classic tale of flesh eating plants that prey on a blinded humanity. Plants may seem sweet and innocent, rooted to the ground or sitting in pots on your windowsill. But our list of the deadly plants found throughout science fiction prove… » 12/04/08 12:00pm 12/04/08 12:00pm

Fungus Could Be Among Fastest Lifeforms on Earth

Slow-growing fungus may be one of the fastest lifeforms on Earth — at least when it comes time to spread its seeds. A group of scientists recently used ultra-high-speed cameras to record spores being shot out of fungi (pictured). Some of them were launched out of the fungi at 55 mph, zooming several feet before landing … » 9/22/08 7:00am 9/22/08 7:00am