A 19th-century surveying mistake kept lumberjacks away from what is now Minnesota's largest patch of old-growth trees.
Its apples taste bad, but institutions all over the world want a descendant or clone of the tree, anyway.
We want to fight invasive species. But to wage a war, you have to know who your enemy is.
Scorpions would probably survive.
Overwintering is profoundly stressful for trees. So why do they bother?
Unfortunately, the Lunar Ark project is an idea more at home in science fiction than science fact.
Pando is a stand of aspen in Utah that is 14,000 years old and weighs 12 million pounds. Humans threaten to end its long reign.
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.