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How do peanuts grow? | Natural History Museum

How do peanuts grow? | Natural History Museum

From helicopters… to hooks, plants use very different strategies to disperse their seeds But one of the oddest is the peanut plant Most plants use water, wind or animals to distribute their seeds. Peanuts, however, are not among them. After a peanut flower is pollinated the flower wilts and curves down. It then starts growing …

What’s so special about these amoebae? | Natural History Museum

What’s so special about these amoebae? | Natural History Museum

You might think single-celled organisms are simple creatures but they can do extraordinary things I study a group of microscopic single-celled organisms called testate amoebae, which show some pretty incredible behaviours. First of all, they build shells that are unique to each species, with features like armoured plates, spines and sometimes even teeth. Some species …

Fred Hutch: A History

Fred Hutch: A History

(music) This is the spirit that drove Fred Hutchinson. Whether it was his love of the national pastime, his love of country, or his love of life. It’s what led Fred to great success, and a legacy that continues to grow, well beyond his days on the diamond. Fred Hutchinson developed his love for baseball …

Who’s laughing now? | Natural History Museum

Spotted hyenas have a bad rep They’re depicted as traitors and cowards And their laughter is defined as creepy But the truth about these animals is quite the opposite Hyenas have been misrepresented for centuries but actually they are incredible animals. People tend to think that hyenas are scavengers, but actually they hunt for most …

How to eco-wrap a present | Natural History Museum

What you need Brown paper, foliage, metallic pen, twine, craft supplies, eco-friendly paint Step 1. Create Roll out your brown paper Select a leaf with a clear shape Paint the leaf on one side Press it onto your paper like a stamp Repeat all over until your paper is decorated Step 2. Wrap Once the …

Spanning the Generations, One Letter at a Time

Spanning the Generations, One Letter at a Time

So, there were four folders like that. The Seward Project is looking at correspondence between but William Henry Seward and his families. I honestly can’t even tell if this is like a “d” or an “h”. These papers were preserved originally because of his public role in life being Senator and Governor, Secretary of State, …