Money CAN Grow on Trees: Weird Science!
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How many times have your parents told you money doesn’t grow on trees? Feel free to correct them! Science has now made that old cliche a true statement. Well, sort of. Using a technique known as phytomining, scientists can make a plant suck precious metals -- like gold -- right out of the ground and into its leaves. They can then harvest their crop of gold plants and extract the gold. There's gold in them thar trees!