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.
Transport, climate change and environmental destruction mean all sorts of species are bumping into each other for the first time.
The relentless pursuit of showy flowers for garden display – as seen at Chelsea Flower Show – has seen some odd uses of radiation and chemicals .
The world looks to the WHO for all health-related matters – but it is only part of the picture.
When you think about it, it's a bit strange to view food through a lens of "meat" and "not meat" – especially when plants consume animals, and vice versa.
Essential reading for green-fingered urbanites and guerrilla gardeners.
The natural world is full of trickery and deception in the struggle for survival.