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Cherry stone went to space, now the tree that grew from it is acting very weird

Cherry trees typically take about a decade to bloom after sprouting from seeds. But “space cherries” apparently take about half that time. Astronaut Koichi Wakata, now commander of the International Space Station, carried cherry pits descended from a famous historical tree with him into space five years ago. About 265…

For hundreds of years, Japan’s cherry blossoms have symbolized life and death

Cherry blossom trees in bloom in Washington, D.C., shot and edited by Cindy Huang. After a chilly start to spring on the East Coast, cherry trees are in full bloom in Washington, D.C. But the trees’ pink and white blossoms are not just beautiful. They’ve been an evolving symbol of……

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