From the fields of ancient Egypt to the present-day American Pacific Northwest, the history of mint goes beyond the search for fresh breath.
Phylum away for safekeeping, and have fauna!
The American bison isn't extinct. But could it ever roam freely across North America, as it once did? Some scholars say it could happen.
A seaweed-only diet seems to curb methane emissions in sheep on a tiny island in Scotland.
American mycologist Violetta White Delafield painted over 600 stunning watercolors of mushrooms as part of her fieldwork. Here they are in all their glory.
You could get stung by a jellyfish even when there don't seem to be any around. Meet Cassiopea xamachana and its "stinging water" weirdness.
Inventors often use animals' adaptations to the environment in applications that benefit humans, from sharky swimsuits to hedgehog-inspired helmets.
The plant’s golden color has inspired a long—and potentially deadly—fascination.
They both contain insecticides called pyrethrins, used in ancient Persia. Today we use them in lice-killing shampoos.
For millennia, humans have exploited galls for medicine, fuel, food, tanning, and dyeing. Some people have considered them miraculous.