Researchers are closer than ever before to understanding how plants reproduce, finally determining how a single pollen grain is able to produce twin sperm cells necessary for double fertilization.
Upon finding evidence of a 66-million-year-old forest fire fossil, archaeologists are realizing that forests from the dino-era recovered from fires in the same manner they do today.
Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct, and we have only ourselves to blame. The rate of extinction is increasing 1,000 times faster than before humans inhabited the planet, and now the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study indicates.
A mountain-dwelling plant species that invaded Belgium in the 19th century somehow managed to adapt to the region's varied environment in less than 20 generations. Researchers suggest that this "rapid evolution" may be how the world's multitude of invasive plants continue to spread, despite the fact that they are often unaccustomed to new environments.
Over 100 researchers behind a recently published paper defended the practice of collecting plant and animal specimens, contending that it does not lead to species extinction.
Scientists are arguing that the biodiversity of the world's species has not been facing annihilation, it has simply been facing a change in whose on top.
Life may be touching down on Mars sooner than we think. It just won't be planting any flags or playing golf. Researchers have proposed attempting to grow plants in a mobile greenhouse on Mars during the next Mars rover landing, which is tentatively expected to land on the planet by 2021.
A plant's "eyes," or light-sensitive proteins, signal whether it is day or night, according to recent research published in the journal Nature.
Spider silk helps in protecting plants from insects, reveals a new study.
Researchers have retrieved a cloth made of nettle in Bronze Age burial mound Lusehøj, Denmark, which sheds light on long-distance trade connections during the period.
Engineers discovered that plants exhibit an enormous range of mechanical properties, based on their arrangement of cell wall’s four building blocks that consist of cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin and pectin.