The biodegradable fliers are the size of sand grains, and could be used to track airborne pathogens, monitor pollution, or collect scientific data.
People have been finding unsolicited seeds in the mail that could potentially threaten the environment, prompting federal agencies to investigate.
There's a genetic reason why some people love coriander and others think it tastes like rotten soap.
The only place to buy seeds legally is from government retailers. And they don't have any.
A new study published Friday in Nature Plants showed that 36 percent of critically endangered plants produce recalcitrant seeds, which can’t be preserved.
Two-factor authentication is essential for good security on the internet. But if you don’t store your recovery codes, your security system may do more harm than good.
Not the smartest get-rich-quick scheme.
From the rear, a coco de mer seed is the fruit equivalent of a belfie. Frontally, it’s a life-size replica of a woman’s reproductive region, including thigh tops, an exposed belly, and a pudendal cleft. It’s the Kim Kardashian of the plant kingdom.
The Crop Wild Relatives Project’s seed bank in West Sussex stores samples of staple crops from around the world. Its aim is to protect them for future generations against drought, flooding, and other effects of climate change.
Hidden inside an Arctic mountain, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault stores millions of plant samples. But after unexpected flooding last year, efforts to protect the food store have been stepped up.
Will co-opting the appeal of online dating services be enough to secure crop diversity the world over?