Experts warn that the Cheerios wildflower initiative might actually do more harm in some areas
A new study published in the Oikos journal has revealed the vital role fruit-eating birds play in dispersing the seeds of more than 90 percent of tropical trees.
Using the natural movements observed in plants, researchers believe they can make tiny robots move with the use of electricity.
Cowbirds lay their eggs in neighboring nests and abandon the to be raised by surrogate bird parents. Researchers recently spent some attempting to figure out whether the birds know they are different from their adopted families and how they handle it in terms of feeding, mating and flocking.
Among all bat species, African straw-colored fruit bats are record-holding flyers. This enables them to successfully forage for food, while spreading seeds and pollen over wide-spread areas of Africa.
Cape Restio shrubs produce large, dark nuts that mimic antelope droppings and trick dung beetles into planting them, ultimately helping the shrubs become more widespread.
Using well-preserved 800-year-old seeds, students have successfully revived an extinct species of squash.
Researchers recently learned about the earliest reproduction on earth. They did so in Newfoundland, which is one of the richest sources of fossils from the Ediacaran period.
It's allergy season, and as if everyone wasn't sneezing and wheezing enough, now new research says that allergy attacks could increase with climate change as the notorious ragweed pollen spreads.
The massive 55 pound miracle seeds of the coco de mer palm are the stuff of legend. Now new research has determined that careful engineering and good "parenting" ensure these seeds grow to to such an impressive size.
The phenomenon of seed dormancy - when seeds wait for the right conditions to germinate for months, if not years at a time - has always fascinated experts. Now, researchers have discovered that seeds lay dormant even 360 million years ago, adding a bit more mystique to the already mysterious property.