Here are five plants that can help you expand your consciousness and induce lucid dreaming.
The pungent flowers native in Indonesia are also known as Amorphophallus titanum, which means "misshapen giant penis."
It might be hard to fully imagine a planet fully engulfed by greens, but this intense short film shows how scary vines can wrap and consume the entire New York... and then the world.
By combining the water harvesting techniques of Namib Desert beetles and spiny cacti, Harvard researchers have developed improved ways of collecting and transporting water. Their findings have significant implications, as water scarcity becomes a growing problem worldwide.
Strange green flatworms, also known as "mint-sauce worms," collect together in shallow waters along much of Europe's Atlantic coast, forming what researchers call a "superorganism." It is believed that this social behavior helps protect the animals and aids in their photosynthetic feeding.
Researchers have discovered a new species of poisonous flower that has been trapped in amber for the last 20 to 30 million years.
Researchers have developed a new way to successfully grow and reintroduce endangered ghost orchids to their native habitats. They hope their methods will help save these iconic flowers, which are often poached for their unusual beauty.
Researchers discovered that carnivorous plants such as the Venus flytrap can count. This is likely their way of avoiding false alarms and making sure they have captured a juicy bug before releasing their digestive enzymes.
A rare orchid characterized by elegant color patterns was recently "stumbled upon" in the deciduous forests of Mexico’s Pacific slope of Oaxaca state.
A new dual-cropping plant named "Egg and Chips" grows four eggplants from its stem and over four pounds of potatoes from its roots. Experts say this plant not only saves gardening space, but the hardy potato plants actually support the eggplants, whose roots are more delicate.
Plants growing in close quarters constantly compete for sunlight, which is essential to their survival. When a plants is shaded from the sun – either by a cloud overhead or competing plant growing next to it – light sensors kick in to trigger growth.
Tropical cyclones - also known as typhoons - disperse powerful winds that can have a dramatic impact on nutrient cycling of an ecosystem. Island nations in the western Pacific and native plants in this region seem to be hit the hardest by these massive storms.
Arsenic is a well-known toxin and carcinogen derived from minerals and commonly used in herbicides, animal growth promoters and semiconductors. When investigating how this chemical accumulates in plant seeds, researchers discovered they may be able to grow healthier and safer grains of rice.
Although the appearance of plants and trees are known to change between seasons, a new study from Temple University offers recommendations for designing landscapes in temperate climates that people can enjoy year-round. This includes planting evergreens and plants that produce colorful berries.