A survey of Australians found most (70%) thought that a plant-based diet would prevent disease. But what does the literature say? And is meat really bad that for you?
Climate change is set to expand Antarctica's ice-free area, potentially helping native species to flourish but also paving the way for invasive species to gain a foothold.
A seed contains nearly everything a tree needs to get growing. Just add a dash of water, a bit of warmth and the right location, and you'll be seeing green in no time.
Killers, cartoons, and even romantic objects, the cactus's ongoing popularity has led it down some strange paths.
Plants on other planets are bound to be even weirder than the strangest ones we find on Earth – if they even exist.
The fascination and admiration of the natural environment may draw people closer to it, but it's crucial to remain responsible about any desire to own a piece.
A new study appears to show plants can learn from experience and choose a response. This raises some intriguing questions about the possibility of plant cognition.
From spinach that can detect explosives to vegetarian meat, biological technology has the potential to change the world.
Individual light-harvesting protein complexes have a remarkable ability. Light, which is normally effectively harvested, is also used to finely control how much of it should be harvested.
Coconut water may be the 'it' drink, but its producers face multiple threats.
We know very little about Australia's most threatened plants.
Every single Cavendish banana plant worldwide is genetically identical. This vast monoculture sets them up for disastrous disease outbreaks. But researchers have ideas on how to protect the crop.
It seems that plants use social media, too.
Plant blindness is more than an interesting quirk of human perception. It impacts on our efforts to care for and understand plant species.
Pollen is all around us, is extremely durable and can provide clues about where someone's been. A new genetic technique will make it easier to use pollen evidence in criminal investigations.
Everything you need to know about the humble spud.
Animals and plants will need escape hatches to move to cooler climes as the planet warms, but few parts of the U.S. have the natural habitat available for these migrations.
Traditional botanists are in decline, but this isn't the end of plant science.
New research from the University of Geneva is helping us understand how plants protect themselves from the sun.
Scientists are working out how to grow plants in space, ready to use them as food when we visit other planets.