Botany

Internet

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.
Madeleine Gregory
7.18.19
Cocktails

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.
Johanna Derry
2.19.18
conservation lab

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.
Noémie Jennifer
7.18.17
Weed Week

A Visual History of the Pot Leaf

The role of cannabis in early religious texts to the botanical renaissance of the Victorian age.
Becky Ferreira
4.18.17
humans of the year

Morgan Irons is Running Her Own Martian Farming Experiment

"We want to help with human expansion into deep spaces on Earth, Mars, and beyond."
Becky Ferreira
2.6.17
thump news

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

The Texas producer's third record is out today.
Krystal Rodriguez
10.14.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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.
Larry Fitzmaurice
7.27.16
brazil

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.
Emiko Jozuka
5.10.16
Film

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.
Andrew Nunes
4.6.16
earth

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.
Michael Byrne
2.15.16
nature

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.30.16
Science

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

Distinguishing specimens from each other isn't always easy.
Emiko Jozuka
11.16.15
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