Botany

7.18.19

The Internet Has Spent Three Years Taking Care Of This Guy’s Plants

The subreddit r/takecareofmyplant has 11,300 members, all dedicated to, well, taking care of a plant.

2.19.18

Poisonous Plants Are the Inspiration for These Intense Cocktails

Make an extraction one way and it could be a tonic; make it another and it could be toxic.

7.18.17

120 Years Later, Harvard's Garden of Glass Flowers Is Still in Bloom

Harvard's famed collection of Glass Flowers counts over 4,000 models—and one conservator is making sure their timeless beauty endures for another century to come.

4.18.17

A Visual History of the Pot Leaf

The role of cannabis in early religious texts to the botanical renaissance of the Victorian age.

2.6.17

Morgan Irons is Running Her Own Martian Farming Experiment

"We want to help with human expansion into deep spaces on Earth, Mars, and beyond."

10.14.16

Botany Releases New Album on Western Vinyl, 'Deepak Verbera'

The Texas producer's third record is out today.

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7.27.16

Here Is a Livestream of a Corpse Flower About to Bloom, If You’re into that Kind of Thing

Even Rory and Lorelai Gilmore can't stop talking about the stinkiest plant there is.

5.10.16

Humans Risk Killing Off One-in-Five of All Plant Species

Luckily, we’re still finding 2,000 new species every year, but we need to act now to help conserve them.

4.6.16

An Interspecies Ballet Fuses Plant Growth with Dance

It should come as no surprise that botanist-turned-director Urszula Zajączkowska's 'Metamorphosis of Plants' comes with a scientific breakthrough.

2.15.16

Dominican Mine Offers Amber-Preserved Fossils of Earliest Known Modern Flowers

Meet Strychnos electri, an ancient relative of most all of the vegetables we know and love. Also: deadly poison.

1.30.16

The Mysterious Physics of the World’s Fastest Carnivorous Plant

Scientists are trying to figure out how the bladderwort is capable of inhaling its prey at over 600 times the force of gravity.

11.16.15

Researchers Say More Than Half of Plant Specimens Could Have the Wrong Name

Distinguishing specimens from each other isn't always easy.

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