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weekend links: plants being fascinating again

There's a lot of Ed Yong in here, but that's totally reasonable, right? Chemical weaponry as seed dispersion strategy?World's largest flower steals more than nutritionNepenthes with unusual bug-trapping style -- not sure if this species is available in our greenhouse, but many Nepenthes are. And other plants hire assassins.

weekend links: explosive news

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First, the literal fireworks: Then, a little about the putative Higgs boson: CERN press release
Geekosystem article with explanatory video