The blood of western fence lizards has the ability to neutralize Lyme disease in ticks—so why aren’t scientists bottling it to sell at the grocery store?
A new artificial intelligence program called ARADEEPOPSIS will help botanists rapidly classify plant phenotypes.
Algae, crustaceans, and other types of organisms can hitchhike into new ecosystems under the hulls of ships.
Roadkill may be inevitable, but turtles are especially vulnerable—particularly females, putting species survival at risk.
A tree's hard outer bark helps it survive. Studying why it's thicker on some trees than others could help scientists understand how to protect them.
From an early modern treatment for syphilis to Saturday-morning cartoons, the meaning and significance of the plant has transformed through time and space.
Bad news for the estimated 80 percent of the human population that's allergic to the dreaded—and abundant—leaves of three.
As China tried to expand into Tibet in the late 1930s, it looked to the yak as a way to "modernize" Tibetan culture.
Cattle grazing on invasive plants in longleaf pine forests could benefit ecosystems and farmers alike.
Indigenous people in North America used the conifer as an effective cure for scurvy during cold winters.