Humans may not be the masters of the planet after all. A comprehensive new study illustrates how little humankind weighs in the planet's total biomass — and yet they cause a disproportionate, massive impact on it.
Plants grown in vinegars could have a greater tolerance for drought-like conditions than those grown in water or other organic acids.
Rising temperature brought by climate change is slowly making the Antarctic Peninsula a greener place.
Trees play a very important role in a healthy ecosystem, and the first ever global database of trees revealed that thousands of species are discovered to be under threat of extinction.
Could this be the first step in solving the global food crisis?
In addition to making plants into capacitors, the scientists also made fuel cells that work inside plants to turn their sugars into energy.
Carnivorous plants are few and far in between, and all of them took a similar evolutionary turn to develop their meat-eating habits.
The Galápagos land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus) has been revealed play an important role in dispersing seeds and ensuring the survival of indigenous and introduced plants plant species on Fernandina Island.
NASA is going to push through its second space-based investigation in Earth Venture-Mission series.
The Philodoria species is well known in Hawaii as micromoths that are roughly the size of a human eyelash. Chris Johns, a biology Ph.D. student of the University of Florida and a National Geographic explorer, has been striving to promote awareness of the plight of this threatened species due to their highly specific diet.
Too much rain when paired with prolonged high levels of humidity could promote the development of diseases in plants.
A team of scientists from the University of Illinois has devised a revolutionary way of boosting crop yield of tobacco plants by 20 percent by adjusting their genetic makeup.
A paper revealing the shimmering blue peacock begonia (Begonia pavonina) in the dark rain forests of Southeast Asia has been featured in the journal Nature Plants. Adjusting to the minimal amount of sunlight that reaches it, the Begonia pavonina has adapted by developing leaves that seem to glimmer blue in the dim forests.
Infestation of pests are usually observed on monoculture or farm fields growing only one type of crop. Barely does this happen on fields with a variety of plants but this is usually left unconsidered through the years. Now, scientists have found another key factor on how diversity plays crucial role in preventing pestilences.