Airing tomorrow evening on PBS’s Nature: “The Seedy Side of Plants”:
They’re cunning and manipulative, and will do anything to get what they want. No, it’s not the cast of your favorite daytime soap. We’re speaking of the ubiquitous plant life that covers our planet, relentlessly evolving elaborate schemes to disperse its seeds and ensure the continuation of its almost limitless species.
I guess this is a documentary from 1999, but I haven’t seen it, and am curious to see if Darwin’s seed dispersal experiments (see 1, 2, and 3) are mentioned in the program.
And head over to NPR to listen to a podcast about “History’s Strangest Science Experiments” (12/28/2007).