Start A Petition

Plants 'Do Maths' to Control Overnight Food Supplies

Science & Tech  (tags: Plants, scientists, biology, Maths )

- 1761 days ago -
Plants have a built-in capacity to do maths, which helps them regulate food reserves at night, research suggests.

Select names from your address book   |   Help

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


Teresa W (782)
Monday June 24, 2013, 4:01 am

Veselin Varbanov (23)
Monday June 24, 2013, 4:24 am
Amaizing ..thank you!

I have a qustion but since i can't find a forum to ask it here it is: How exactly these butterfly credits work. For example is care2 partnering with some organization which agree to save one turtle for every 2,000 credits ..and in the end of the month care2 show how much people given their credits for how many turles.Or these people are anyway going to do it and this is just DIDO ?

Sam E M (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 4:50 am
There's more to that pretty plant or flower than meets the eye... maybe some of them do better maths than we do. Just think of that!

Past Member (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 8:13 am
Truly amazing...humans can learn a thing or two from our animal species! Thanks Ray

TERRY R (353)
Monday June 24, 2013, 8:58 am

Past Member (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 9:48 am
Of course, math is nature's language, and we study it as physics, chemistry, biology etc... Maths is the most supreme and elegant discipline ♥

Birgit W (160)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:14 pm
Interesting, thanks.

Katie K (70)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:27 pm
We're just becoming aware of how amazing plants are and how they grow, adapt, drive and protect themselves in the world for their betterment. I believe they also have feeling and abilities to communicate. We must consume them regardless or we will perish. Thank and respect all the food on your plate for giving its life to sustain your own.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday June 24, 2013, 4:47 pm
Noted. Thanks, Ray. So interesting!

Freya H (357)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:53 pm
Next thing you know, they'll be taking tests to get into Mensa. :D

Christina G (11)
Monday June 24, 2013, 8:47 pm
like animals i think plants are more conscious than we are - they are totally exquistly present all the time...
Trees can start prepareing for a forest fire when scientists think it is to far away for them to be aware,,,
trees in a forest give off phermones that make us feel good (so maybe we won't chop them down?) that's why is feels so good there....

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:32 am
Noted, thanks.

Julie F (68)
Friday June 28, 2013, 4:42 am

Melania Padilla (122)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:06 pm
There are so many things we donīt know about nature, and never will know everything!! Thanks, sharing!
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 or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.