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Husband's Tribute to Late Wife: 400 Acres of Sunflowers

Iowa's Don Jaquish will sell the seeds to benefit cancer research

(Newser) - Sunflowers were her favorite, so when Babbette Jaquish died last year, husband Don knew the perfect tribute: The Wisconsin farmer planted 400 acres of them in Eau Claire along Highway 85, reports ABC News . He owned some of the land, and neighbors rented him the rest at a good price.... More »

Why Van Gogh's Yellows Are Turning Brown

Chemists seek to save 19th-century works

(Newser) - Vincent van Gogh's paintings of sunflowers aren't as vivid as they used to be and the sun is to blame, say researchers who have solved a problem that has long stumped art conservationists. A team of chemists experimenting with ultraviolet light and tubes of paint belonging to 19th-century artists found... More »

Sunflowers to Perk Up Michael Jackson's Tomb

Company donates thousands after Lisa Marie's plea

(Newser) - Thousands of sunflowers will be delivered to Michael Jackson's LA-area burial site today, TMZ reports. After ex Lisa Marie Presley complained on MySpace that Jacko deserved more than the smattering of flowers that sit outside his tomb, the owner of stepped up with a plan to ship thousands... More »

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