Flowers sway in the breeze to beckon pollinators, a study from Wales' Aberystwyth University suggests. Sea campion plants with slim stems fluttered the most and attracted the most insects.(Flowers with average stems set the most seeds though, apparently because pollinators visited more stable flowers longer.)
The study is the first evidence that "waviness," like color and scent, influences a flower's attractiveness.
GUNNING FOR A FIGHT
Two chicks hatch; only one will survive. Nazca boobies on the Galapagos Islands often lay two eggs, but there's rarely enough food for two nestlings. The birds avoid this problem with a …