Electromagnetism

What Are Venus Flytraps Doing With Magnetic Fields?

What Are Venus Flytraps Doing With Magnetic Fields?

A team of researchers recently strapped a dismembered carnivorous plant to a sensitive instrument in Berlin, in a room that shuts out the world’s magnetic noise. It was a Venus flytrap’s “jaw” — really a specialised leaf — and when the team turned up the heat, the jaw summoned the…