START A PETITION34,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Some Plants Are Altruistic, Too, New Study Suggests


Science & Tech  (tags: plants, environment, nature, study, research, scientists, science, interesting, discovery )

Kevin
- 1267 days ago - sciencedaily.com
We've all heard examples of animal altruism: Dogs caring for orphaned kittens, chimps sharing food or dolphins nudging injured mates to the surface. Now, a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder suggests some plants are altruistic too.



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Freya H. (347)
Monday February 4, 2013, 3:46 pm
So, plants have morals. Now if only more humans did.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (403)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 2:07 am
Very interesting. Any more of these articles and I will be forced to stop eating plants as well, and then where will I be?
 

Svetlana B. (21)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 3:17 am
Interesting
 

Sam E M. (0)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 6:58 am
Weird all that goes on in a field of corn that we never even imagined. :)
 

Suzanne Off Until Site Fixed (127)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 9:40 am
I'm not sure I'd consider this as falling under altruism. It's interesting tho'.
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)


Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Science & Tech





 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.