The blockbuster Jaws (1975) provoked fear by portraying sharks as "mindless eating machines." But what did people think of sharks before then?
Peony's effectiveness as an ancient cure translated into a tool of statecraft in the eighteenth century.
Dragon's blood is all the rage now, but where does the scarlet resin come from?
Grape varieties from North America seemed harmless to French winemakers. But destructive bugs were imported with the plants.
Looking for a sense of comfort and security by buying a chicken? You'll get more than you bargained for.
Getting to know trees can lead to new ways of looking at the world.
Move over cats of the internet, here comes something greener.
Recent changes to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 leave birds vulnerable to industry, experts say.
How did some orchids transform from rare, all-but-inaccessible flowers into popular houseplants you can purchase at a supermarket?
They talk to each other via underground networks, grow shy, migrate across the Earth's surface, and reverse some of the damage caused by climate change.