I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to start my day thinking about nuclear attacks.
So how about this for a counterpoint?
Have you ever driven past a field of sunflowers and noticed that they follow the sun throughout the day — turning their faces 180 degrees from east to west?
And it turns out that after the sun sets, the plants reorient themselves, slowly twisting their heads back to the east in anticipation of dawn.
In a paper published Thursday in the journal Science, researchers explain how sunflowers move, and why.
Check out the time-lapse video.