Inspired by the Venus flytrap, scientists have invented a material that might improve human lives.
Around the world, scientists are putting seeds to sleep for up to thousands of years.
Cold-water-loving kelp forests may be surprisingly abundant in the tropics.
Work has begun on a Web site called the Encyclopedia of Life, which aims to catalog every species on Earth.
The world’s largest known flower may be a relative of the poinsettia plant.
A vine that feeds on other plants finds its victims by their smell.
Leaves go to a lot of trouble to turn red in the fall.
Boosting carbon dioxide levels makes poison ivy grow faster and become more toxic.
Scientists are organizing knowledge of all living things into a single evolutionary tree.
Plants, animals, and other natural objects may bear patterns that resemble letters, numbers, and other figures.