Fruit Geopeelitics: America’s Banana Republics
The one-way movement of wealth in the banana trade contributed to the political and economic conditions that challenged its hegemony after World War II.
Plant of the Month: Sundew
Beautiful but deadly, the carnivorous sundew has long fascinated amateur and expert botanists alike—and may possess untapped medicinal value.
Will We Lose Fall Foliage to Climate Change?
The brilliant hues of autumn are created by a variety of factors that shift year by year. A warming planet is already one of them.
Returning Corn, Beans, and Squash to Native American Farms
Returning the "three sisters" to Native American farms nourishes people, land, and cultures.
Seven Beautiful Illustrations of Women Scientists You Should Know
When we talk about inspiring girls to study STEM, do we also consider how important it is to ...
Antarctic Ice Reveals Temporary Side Effect of Carbon Pollution: Happy Plants
The rate of photosynthesis has increased dramatically over the past century. Plants have been shielding us from some of the effects of climate change.
Six Women in Science You Should Know
Six female scientists—historical and contemporary—who don’t have much name recognition but who have done important, interesting work.
The Smallest Corpse Flower
A relatively tiny member of the Rafflesia genus of giant corpse flowers has just been discovered.
The Lowdown on Bees and Pesticides
New research suggests that declines in wild bees may be due to a specific pesticide.