A study shows how variation in environment helps promote good health.
DNA analysis from tooth plaque reveals insight into Neanderthals' behavior. Neanderthals when in pain, self-medicated by using plants.
A team of scientists reported that grass pollen and allergen exposure can increase by up to 202 percent over the next 100 years.
Previously researchers found that various plant species talk among themselves- not with words, but by releasing chemical signals into the air that warn other trees about the possible insect attacks.
Plants have feelings too. Past studies revealed that sound, wind and touch could all affect plant growth. However, new research reveals that plants can also combine sensory data to detect potential threats.
Scientists at Stanford University have discovered a highly efficient way to produce liquid ethanol from carbon monoxide gas.
Thioredoxin - a protein essential that activates photosynthesis - likely developed on the Earth even before oxygen became available, according to a new study.
Researchers reported that women with a history of airborne allergies were more likely to develop blood cancers.
Babies don’t like to touch plants, according to a new study. Researchers believe this reluctance evolved to help protect them from dangers like toxins or thorns.
It is a known fact that stem cells are crucial for the continuous regeneration of cells. A new step in the complex regulation of stem cells has been discovered by plant researchers at VIB and Ghent University.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that processed cooked chicken made from Chinese plants will now be imported.
Scientists have now discovered another reason why seeds eaten by birds and spread across the landscape fare better than those that fall near parent plants.
Next time you're at the supermarket picking which fruits and vegetables to buy for your next meal, think about this: they're still alive. While they may not be able to move, a new study reveals that the fruits and vegetables lining grocery store shelves actually respond to light signals and know what time of day it is.
Researchers report that a frozen plant sample that existed nearly 400 years ago has started to grow again.
The International Institute for Species Exploration released its list of the top ten coolest new species discovered in 2012.