The fact that there are less predators stalking them day and night should sound like a good news for a great many herbivores across the globe. But a new study has found that this isn't necessarily the case. With fewer large predators keeping populations in check, herbivores are over-foraging and destroying the delicate ecosystems that have kept them fed for countless years.
A chemical found in broccoli sprouts and a few other vegetables is showing some promise as a treatment for autism, potentially mitigating some common behavioral symptoms of the condition.
Global warming may be slightly less devastating to the Earth than feared, as new research has found that plants can absorb more carbon dioxide than we previously thought.
A biologist is making the argument that the violin and your average plant leaf are a lot more similar than you may think, with both being shaped and changed over time thanks to ever-changing environments and trends of structure.
A team of experts has discovered how to boost the efficiency of all plants, improving upon the age-old process of photosynthesis. But some critics are wary of this discovery, essentially standing by the adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Plant scientists at Lancaster University have found that plant parents, exposed to pesticides, disease or other stressors, can pass on their immunity to their seedlings, resulting in stronger offspring.
Experts have recently decided to revisit the question "what is a planet?" citing the fact that it remains unclear if many of the hundreds of exo-planets observed in far-off solar systems are actually true planets, or just various "planetoids" or dwarf planets like Pluto was first demoted to back in 2006.
A plant's biological clock - the one that modulates the speed of circadian (daily) rhythms - depends on temperature, and scientists have discovered a key genetic factor that drives this pattern.
New research shows that the same meteorite that caused dinosaurs to go extinct also decimated the evergreen flowering plants of the time, but the harsh conditions that followed the killer impact favored fast-growing, deciduous plants, and helped ancient forests bloom.
Climate change, it seems, has forced moths in northern Iran to find a new host plant, posing some problems for its newly acquired target, according to recent research.
Experts are releasing a type of rust fungus across England and Wales in a combined inter-governmental and environmental group effort to hunt down and eliminate an invasive species that has been choking waterways and outcompeting native flora.
Researchers have concluded that the planet can support a lot more plant life than experts once thought, even in its current state, according to a recent study.
Research by Indiana University geologists suggests that goldilocks plant growth - not too little and not too much - may make river deltas resilient to environmental factors that threaten their existence.
Researchers claim to have developed an inexpensive and eco-friendly bio-plastic that degrades at a more acceptable rate, compared to traditional plastics. The plastic, they say, is made from vegetable waste and the byproducts of rice and cocoa production, meaning that it will place no new demand on the Earth as well.