Two planters added to bare front gardens had as much benefit as eight weekly mindfulness sessions.
House plants enrich our domestic lives in ways we often fail to notice. But lockdown may have changed all that.
A new study of how stinging tree venom causes intense agony may help uncover new ways to manage pain.
Before 200,000 years ago, close to the origin of our species, people preferred the use of broad-leaved grasses to build their beds and resting areas using ash layers underneath.
Researchers are figuring out how plants respond to the presence of human cadavers. The findings could prove important for discovering the locations of murder victims or mass graves.
Just as humans can suffer from an imbalance of microbes in their gut, plants can suffer a similar syndrome in their leaves. This finding opens up new possibilities for improving food security.
Consuming the plant can be lethal to animals and humans.
They're a familiar sight on forest walks and long drives, but tree ferns are more fascinating than you may have realised.
With tarantula-like orchids and giant bananas, New Guinea is officially the most floristically diverse island in the world.
Duckweed is the perfect space food: small, fast-growing and nutritious. By studying how light levels changed the production of radiation-fighting antioxidants, researchers made it even better.
The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted interest in home gardening. Three scientists who garden explain some basic methods for controlling common insects and microbes that can spoil your crop.
Fungi and other organisms called oomycetes are
highly adaptable. That's bad news for the global food supply.
Glacier mice aren't rodents – they're mysterious balls of moss that manage to live in one of the world's harshest environments.
Did you read about 'dinosaur trees' saved in a secret firefighting mission over summer? Well, these mysterious trees are turning up in backyards in 27 different countries.
New research sheds light on the unsung heroes of pollination.
Beyond buying a fish tank or house plants, there are a number of creative ways to bring nature's calming effects into your home.
About half of incarcerated women in the United States are mothers to children under age 18. Natural spaces within a prison can help maintain their mother-child bonds.
What drives people to garden isn't the fear of hunger so much as hunger for physical contact – and a longing to engage in work that is real.
Plants have evolved techniques for protecting themselves from heat and insect attacks – but when both these stresses happen at once, one defense may neutralize the other.
Protected areas in Nigeria are generally hampered by limited funds and resources.