Since our arrival, humans have driven a seven-fold drop in the mass of wild land mammals.
A common weed uses uncommon types of photosynthesis.
Photosynthesis is powerful but very inefficient. Humans can improve on this biochemical process to help the planet.
Back to the drawing board.
There are almost no standards governing the cannabis industry. Your favorite weed strain may contain unpleasant surprises.
Preventing scurvy is not just a problem in the Antarctic.
This marks a historic moment in humanity’s relationship to the planet.
Only 1% of corn grown is the U.S. is the type that people eat.
Some astrobiologists believe life is rare, while others believe it is common in the Universe. How can we find out which view is correct?
An effect called the "urban heat island" means that temperatures are often 10 degrees higher in cities, according to NASA.
Symmetrical objects are less complex than non-symmetrical ones. Perhaps evolution acts as an algorithm with a bias toward simplicity.
Two types of leaves for two different drastic weather conditions.
Multiple lines of evidence — physical, chemical, and biological — must converge for scientists to conclude that alien life has been found.
Anesthesia causes animals and humans to lose consciousness. A study found it has a similar effect on Venus flytraps.
Gigantic ranges called "supermountains" formed twice in Earth's history, and they may have had a profound influence on evolutionary history.
Bite into a miracle berry and you'll perceive intense sweetness — but only after you eat something acidic, too.
With around 5,000 summertime residents, increased tourism, and a warming planet, it is becoming difficult to protect Antarctica from invasion.
Life largely owes its existence to this equation. Be sure to hug your house plant today.
Pando, which is Latin for "I spread," is a single organism spanning some 106 acres.
When we try to recreate simpler versions of natural ecosystems, we invariably make mistakes, argues author and biologist Rob Dunn.
Using DNA from samples of extinct flowers, synthetic biologists managed to approximate long-lost floral scents.
Parasites aren’t limited to just worms and ticks. Even some plants like to feed off others — and they perhaps could help fight invasive species.
The list includes eleven species of birds, eight species of freshwater mussels, two fish, a bat, and a plant from the mint family.
Linguistic laws are remarkably versatile and have applications in ecology, microbiology, epidemiology, demographics, and geography.